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Scroll down to view pictures and information of all of the members of the class, or jump to a specific classmate in whom you are interested by clicking on his or her name below.   The list is presented alphabetically according to the last names by which we were known in high school—in other words, unmarried names for the women.

 

Alesnik, Nancy

Anderson, Roger

Andryszak, Corinne

Austin, David

Barts, Carolyn

Batton, Sandra

Beckler, Nathan

Bejcek, Lorna

Bilek, Edward

Bitzer, Sandra

Burnett, Steve

Chase, Edward

Cochrane, Larry

Cooper, William

Cowley, William

Craft, Richard

Cynar, Larry

Darrow, Geoff

Davidson, Ollie

Dennis, John

Dennison, Barbara

DeWolf, Frank

Dostal, Jack

Dunlop, Jean

Dzomba, Karen

Ellenberger, Robert

Ellsworth, Darwin

Fahey, Vince

Fernengel, Eve

Frank, James

Galaska, Diane

Gauntner, Richard

Gayner, Terry

Gehring, Robert

Glasgow, Marc

Gleine, Allen

Gnandt, Dale

Grau, George

Gravatt, Richard

Grzincic, Louise

Haas, J. Alan

Hafner, Terry

Halter, John

Holloway, Robert

Hughes, Judith

Jason, Glenn

Kase, Elaine

Koneval, Carl

Krajewski, Elaine

Kramer, Edward

Kraus, Deitrich

Kruszynski, Karen

Lequyea, Terry

Licht, Barry

Liebner, Diane

Lingelbach, Lenore

Lister, Michael

Maier, Paulette

Manke, Terry

Martin, William

Materwicz, Connie

Mauk, Gerald

McHugh, Rachel

McLaughlin, Sandra

Miller, Janet

Muscaro, Betty

Narizny, John

Nier, George

Norsen, Judith

O'Connor, Kathleen

Onufrock, Harry

Orley, Ray

Pachasa, Dale

Pay, Marilyn

Pazda, Alberta

Pekar, John

Pelouch, Robert

Penko, Al

Perrault, Agnes

Peterka, Audrey

Peters, Marilyn

Pilarczyk, Marjorie

Polak, Joseph

Ponyicky, Donald

Prayner, Barbara

Prihodoff, William

Reed, Dianne

Richwald, Donna

Rock, Edward

Round, Judith

Russell, Mary

Sabadosh, Nick

Sautters, Lynne

Schmidt, Karen

Schroeder, Sherrill

Short, Joyce

Siglin, Carol

Skocki, Ronald

Somorjai, Andrea

Spisak, Merle

Srb, Carol

Starr, Earl

Steiger, Robert

Stevens, Mary

Tarkington, Patricia

Tepper, Thomas

Tomasek, Donna

Tonkin, Beth

Trafis, Kenneth

Ulrich, James

Ulsenheimer, Dean

Witczak, Chester

Woelfl, George

Wosnak, Jacqueline

Young, Barbara

Young, Nancy

Zavalnak, Joseph

Zelazny, William

Zimlich, Geraldine

Zwolinski, Larry

Nancy Alesnik

Nancy Alesnik

Classmate: Nancy Alesnik Davis

Spouse: David

Children: 3 daughters; 5 stepchildren

Residence: Cary, North Carolina

Occupation: Registered NurseAssistant Director of Nursing.

Hobbies: Reading; traveling; active with the church ministry.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: Having 3 daughters and 8 grandchildren, all of whom are living in easy visiting distance in North Carolina.

Best High School Memory: Mr. Nicoletti and the interest he had in the students.  Sock hops and basketball games.

Click to see Nancy's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Nancy Alesnik Davis

Roger Anderson

Roger Anderson

Classmate: Roger Anderson

Corinne Andryszak

Corinne Andryszak

Classmate: Corinne Andryszak Kwiatkowski

Spouse: Phil

Children: 1 daughter

Residence: Broadview Heights, Ohio

Occupation: Formerly a medical laboratory technician, now retired.

Hobbies: Travel

Proudest accomplishment since high school: My husband and I are the proud parents of figure skater Tonia Kwiatkowski (National, International and World Teams medalist and competitor.   Also World University Champion and 1998 Olympic Team Alternate.

Click to see Corinne's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Corinne Andryszak Kwiatkowski

David Austin

David Austin

Classmate: Dave Austin

Spouse: Susan Zwolinski, class of '61

Children: 2 boys and 1 girl

Residence: Richfield, Ohio

Occupation: Tool and die maker

Hobbies: Rebuilding old cars; Radio controlled airplanes

Proudest accomplishment since high school: Made parts for the Lunar Rover that astronauts rode in July of 1971.  A bright full moon can't equal my pride when I see one.

Best high school memory: Driving my Nash Rambler with the dual straight pipes.

Click to see Dave's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Dave Austin

Carolyn Barts

Carolyn Barts

Classmate: Carolyn Barts Lesiak

Spouse: Ted

Children: 2 boys and 2 girls

Residence: Medina, Ohio

Occupation: Teacher

Hobbies: Reading; tennis; walking; strength training; travel to Europe, the Caribbean Islands, Mexico and many places in the USA.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: Rearing four successful children.

Best high school memory: My friends and all the time we spent together.

Click to see Carolyn's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Carolyn Barts Lesiak

Sandra Batton

Sandra Batton

Classmate: Sandy Batton Klopp

Spouse: Norm

Residence: Brecksville, Ohio

Click to see Sandy's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Sandy Batton Klopp

Nathan Beckler

Nathan Beckler

Classmate: Nate Beckler

Spouse: Laureen J. Metz, class of '61

Children: 4 boys and 4 granddaughters

Residence: North Royalton, Ohio

Occupation: Master mechanicheavy equipment

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, traveling extensively through Alaska, Australia, Tahiti, New Zealand, Caribbean and the USA.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: My 4 sons, ages 25 to 40, who have become successful independent adults with college degrees.

Best high school memory: Graduation.

Click to see Nate's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Nate Beckler

Lorna Bejcek

Lorna Bejcek

Classmate: Lorna Bejcek Clark

Deceased: December 19, 2007.  Lorna died at her residence in Boone, North Carolina, where she had been living with her daughter.

Edward Bilek

Edward Bilek

Classmate: Edd Bilek

Spouse: Terri Halter, class of '64; deceased in 2001.

Children: 2 boys and 3 girls

Residence: Brecksville, Ohio

Occupation: Manager—Manufacturing Resource Planning.

Hobbies: Landscaping; travel to Mexico, Brazil, England, St. Marten and hopefully Australia.   I have participated in St. Basil's mission in Honduras.

Proudest accomplishments since high school: Surviving Vietnam and getting 2 bronze stars; getting my degree from CSU (5 years of nights); BBHHS B.O.E; assembling a team to get the current athletic facilities at the high school; raising 5 children and getting them all through college.

Best high school memory: Forming some friendships that have lasted 45 years—most with people with whom I would not have thought this would happen.

Click to see Edd's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Edd Bilek

(No photo available.)

Sandra Bitzer

Classmate: Sandra Bitzer Trem

Deceased: March 16, 2003.

Steve Burnett

Steve Burnett

Classmate: Steve Burnett

Children: 1 girl

Residence: Brecksville, Ohio

Occupation: Architectural model builder; professional musician.

Hobbies: Photography; health food and nutrition; running; college football; bass player for 18 years at Cornerstone Chapel, Medina, Ohio.

One thing I've done since high school that would suprise everyone: Made it to the "Tonight Show."

Proudest accomplishments since high school: Raising a wonderful daughter!

Best high school memory: Returning the opening second-half kickoff 83 yards to make a touchdown during the last game of my senior year.

Click to see Steve's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Steve Burnett

Edward Chase

Edward Chase

Classmate: Ed Chase

Spouse: Deborah

Occupation: Psychologist

Deceased: November 9, 1999.

In Memoriam

 

Several classmates have remarked that Ed was one of the nicest people any of us is ever likely to come across. He was consistently affable, upbeat and pleasant, and he invariably had a smile for everyone.

 

Ed’s mother was a music teacher for the Brecksville Broadview Heights School District and, from her, Ed inherited a substantial musical talent of his own. He had what was likely the finest tenor singing voice in the entire school.

 

Ed was also the avant-garde of sartorial fashion. He would commonly show up at school with a fancy pair of shoes or a new shirt or maybe a jacket that was distinctive and striking, and within a month, all of the guys would be wearing the same style.

 

In subtle ways that we can never know, Ed helped to make us what we are todayand perhaps a little better than we otherwise might have been.

Lawrence Cochrane

Lawrence Cochrane

Classmate: Larry Cochrane

Children: 2 boys

Residence: Greensboro, North Carolina

Occupation: Tooling coordinator

Hobbies: Gardening; chasing two pets (a dog and a cat); artwork.

Proudest accomplishments since high school: Turning around a small business and having two fine sons.

Best high school memory: Playing football and all the "pretty ladies."

Click to see Larry's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Larry Cochrane

William Cooper

William Cooper

Classmate: Bill Cooper

Deceased: March 3, 1996.

William Cowley

William Cowley

Classmate: Bill Cowley

Residence: Kings Mountain, North Carolina

Richard Craft

Richard Craft

Classmate: Dick Craft

Larry Cynar

Lawrence Cynar

Classmate: Larry Cynar

Residence: Boulder Creek, California

Larry Cynar

Geoffrey Darrow

Geoffrey Darrow

Classmate: Geoff Darrow

Spouse: Irene

Children: 1 boy and 1 girl

Residence: Bellville, Ohio

Occupation: Retired

Hobbies: Gardening and forestry; conducting Bible study courses.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: (1) At age 25, married the right woman; (2) at age 40 joined the right religion, Jehovah's Witnesses; (3) at age 50, retired to enjoy 1 and 2.

Click to see Geoff's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Oliver Davidson

Oliver Davidson

Classmate: Ollie Davidson

Spouse: Roxanne

Residence: Chevy Chase, Maryland

Click to see Ollie's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Ollie Davidson

John Dennis

John Dennis

Classmate: John Dennis

Spouse: Susan

Residence: Kerrville, Texas

Click to see John's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

John Dennis

Barbara Dennison

Barbara Dennison

Classmate: Barbara Dennison Deegan

Spouse: Phillip

Children: 2 daughters, 2 stepdaughters, and 3 step grandchildren

Residence: Manassas, Virginia

Occupation: Garden design and substitute teacher.

Hobbies: Gardening at home and for others; knitting and designing sweaters; reading and listening to books; memoir-writing groups; worrying about world affairs; riding; swimming with the Masters group.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: (1) My daughters (a lawyer and an architect) are honest, creative and fun; (2) the gardens I've created and my little company, "High Lair Garden Design and Services"; (3) my husband seems to like me.

Best high school memory: Coming back after being exiled to Maryland for three years after the 7th grade.  I loved being part of Brecksville.

Click to see Barbara's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Barbara Dennison Deegan

Frank DeWolf

Frank DeWolf

Classmate: Frank DeWolf

Spouse: Margaret

Children: 3 girls

Residence: Brecksville, Ohio

Occupation: Formerly Director of Marketing for B.F. Goodrich Chemical Company, now retired; formerly Captain of the Brecksville Fire Department (retired in 2004 after 33 years of service).

Hobbies: Golf; tennis; hunting and fishing; gardening; reading; treasurer of the Brecksville Historical Association.

One thing I've done since high school that would surprise everyone: Designed and built my own home.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: Marriage to Margaret and raising three wonderful daughters.

Best high school memory: Moving back to Brecksville in August, 1957, my junior yearjust in time to play football and renew old friendships.

Click to see Frank's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Frank DeWolf

Jack Dostal

Jack Dostal

Classmate: Jack Dostal

Spouse: Beverly

Children: 2 girls

Residence: Rancho San Diego, California

Occupation: Software engineer for Northrop Grumman Coporation for 30 years.

Hobbies: Clog dancing; grand opera and classical music; solving mathematics problems; astronomy, especially cosmology; raising chickens; invertebrate zoology; motorcycle riding.

One thing I've done since high school that would surprise everyone: Earned a master's degree in microbiology and immunology from a major university.

Proudest accomplishments since high school: (1) Raising two exceptionally gifted daughters; (2) directing teams of engineers to build the world's largest real-time simulation system and the world's most advanced air traffic control training system; (3) published in Nature.

Best high school memory: Sledding in Brecksville Reservation.

Click to see Jack's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Jack Dostal

 

For more about Jack, see www.jackdostal.com.

Jean Dunlop

Jean Dunlop

Classmate: Jean Dunlop

Residence: Riverview, Florida

Karen Dzomba

Karen Dzomba

Classmate: Karen Dzomba

Deceased.

Robert Ellenberger

Robert Ellenberger

Classmate: Bob Ellenberger

Residence: Lakewood, Ohio

Deceased: July 11, 2011

Darwin Ellsworth

Darwin Ellsworth

Classmate: Darwin Ellsworth

Spouse: Alfretta

Children: 1 boy and 2 girls

Residence: LaGrange, Ohio

Occupation: Tool and die maker

Hobbies: Wood crafts; watch my grandson and granddaughter in sports events; member of the LaGrange Civic Committee; trustee of the church.

The one thing I've done since high school that would surprise everyone: Started my own tool, die and stamping business.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: starting my own business; Boy Scout scoutmaster and cubmaster; Lions Club member; raising 3 children and being married for 40 years.

Best high school memory: Being with my friends.

(No photo available.)

 

Vince Fahey

Classmate: Vince "Skip" Fahey

Deceased: December 9, 2008.

Skip Fahey

Eve Fernengel

Eve Fernengel

Classmate: Eve Fernengel Pry

Spouse: Dick

Children: 1 son and 1 daughter

Residence: Crossville, Tennessee

Occupation: Speech therapist and office assistant, now retired.

Hobbies: Golf; hiking; yoga, scuba diving; avid reader; love movies and theatre; enjoy travel a lot; active in church choir and drama groups along with the community chorus.

The one thing I've done since high school that would surprise everyone: I am a certified scuba diver and enjoy diving in warm climates, such as the Caribbean.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: Marrying Dick Pry!  Distant 2nd ... playing Mama Rose in "Gypsy".

Best high school memory: Friendship with Carol Srb.

Click to see Eve's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Eve Fernengel Pry

James Frank

James Frank

Classmate: Jim Frank

Spouse: Elizabeth

Children: 2 boys

Residence: Crystal River, Florida

Occupation: School teacher

Hobbies: Boating; camping; travel; two Irish SettersCricket and Scarlet

The one thing I've done since high school that would surprise everyone: I have learned to speak quite a bit of Spanish.  Dorothy would be proud.  I travel to Copan and Honduras often, and I used my Dorothy Peoples Spanish as a spring board to restart learning the language.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: Many teaching awards.

Best high school memory: Many good people and great friends.  I don't see them very often, but I think of them all the time.

Click to see Jim's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Diane Galaska

Diane Galaska

Classmate: Diane Galaska Palcisko

Spouse: Robert

Children: 1 girl (laura) and 1 grandson (Laurence III)

Residence: North Royalton, Ohio

Occupation: Business owner of tavern and restaurant.

Hobbies: Travelling in the U.S.; cruises; casinos (gambling and shopping); home decorating; babysitting my grandson and attending his sports events; having fun and working.

The one thing I've done since high school that would surprise everyone: Became a business owner.

Proudest accomplishments since high school: Graduating from Marymount School of Nursing; opening a business; having a wonderful husband, family and extended family.

Click to see Diane's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Worst high school memories: Most Asked Question"Is it CASHMERE?"; running up the hill from gym class, taking a shower, and getting dressed in 6 minutes.

Diane Galaska Palcisko

Richard Gauntner

Richard Gauntner

Classmate: Rich Gauntner

Residence: Rancho Bernardo, California

The one thing I've done since high school that would surprise everyone: Won the Masters Division for my age group at the National Club Cross Country Championships.  (Editor's note: On December 11, 2010, at the National Club Cross Country Championships held in Charlotte, North Carolina, Rich ran the 10,000 meter (6.2 miles) event in 44 minutes, 27.6 seconds, to take 1st place in the Masters Division for men 70 and over.  His track club out of San Diego also won the Club Championships for his age group.  The top three qualify for the World Championships to be held in Sacramento in 2011.)

Richard Gauntner

Terry Gayner

Terry Gayner

Classmate: Terry Gayner

Residence: Homerville, Ohio

Terry Gayner

(No photo available)

Robert Gehring

Classmate: Robert Gehring

Marc Glasgow

Marc Glasgow

Classmate: Marc Glasgow

Spouse: Gail Ann

Children: 1 girl

Residence: Brecksville, Ohio

Occupation: Businessman

Hobbies: Hunting; fishing; old cars.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: Commanded Rifle Battalion USMCR.

Best high school memory: '58 football season (senior year).

Worst high school memory: Getting beat by Mayfield High School our senior year.

Click to see Marc's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Marc Glasgow

Allen Gleine

Allen Gleine

Classmate: Allen Gleine

Spouse: Anne

Residence: Dublin, Ohio

Click to see Allen's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Allen Gleine

Dale Gnandt

Dale Gnandt

Classmate: Dale Gnandt

Residence: Bratenahl, Ohio

George Grau

George Grau

Classmate: George Grau

Spouse: Pat

Children: 1 boy and 3 girls

Residence: Blissfield, Michigan

Occupation: General Motors Corporation, now retired.

Hobbies: Hunting; bullet reloading; camping and woodworking; participating in the Tri-City Pistol League; member of the Masonic Lodge and the Rive Raisin Sportsman's Club.

The one thing I've done since high school that would surprise everyone: In 2003, Pat and I went to South Africa to celebrate our 15th anniversary, including a photo and hunting safari.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: Retired from General Motors as a focus factory manager and have helped out four children through college.

Best high school memory: 1959 senior prom.

Click to see George's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

George Grau

 

Deceased: September 10, 2012

Richard Gravatt

Richard Gravatt

Classmate: Dick Gravatt

Residence: Medina, Ohio

Louise Grzincic

Louise Grzincic

Classmate: Louise Grzincic Gittinger

Children: 2 boys and 2 girls

Residence: Brunswick, Ohio

Louise Grzincic Gittinger

J. Allen Haas

J. Alan Haas

Classmate: J. Alan Haas

Residence: Cleveland, Ohio

Terry Hafner

Terry Hafner

Classmate: Terry Hafner

Children: 2 boys and 1 girl

Residence: Riverton, Wyoming

Occupation: Sales, management, international operations.

Hobbies: Golf; reading; politics.

The one thing I've done since high school that would surprise everyone: Played golf at the Rangoon (Burma) Country Club and was introduced to the mayor of Rangoon.

Best high school memory: Leaving Mr. Roseberry's solid geometry class for the last time!

Terry Hafner

John Halter

John Halter

Classmate: John Halter

Spouse: Mary

Children: 1 boy and 2 girls

Residence: Seville, Ohio

Occupation: Industrial management

Hobbies: Traveling in the U.S. and Europe to visit family; actively involved with the Veterans of Foreign Wars and attending VFW conventions.

Click to see John's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

John Halter

Robert Holloway

Robert Holloway

Classmate: Bob Holloway

Deceased: August 2, 1997

Judith Hughes

Judith Hughes

Classmate: Judy Hughes Reed

Residence: Cleveland, Ohio

Glenn Jason

Glenn Jason

Classmate: Glenn Jason

Elaine Kase

Elaine Kase

Classmate: Elaine Kase Blackmore

Residence: Huron, Ohio

Click to see Elaine's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Elaine Kase Blackmore

Elaine Krajewski

Elaine Krajewski

Classmate: Elaine Krajewski Vargas

Residence: Eagle Rock, California

Click to see Elaine's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Elaine Krajewski Vargas

Edward Kramer

Edward Kramer

Classmate: Edward Kramer

Spouse: Lynn Sautters, class of '59

Children: 1 boy and 1 girl

Residence: Sarasota, Florida

Occupation: Business owner, now retired.

Hobbies: Traveling; enjoying the grandchildren.

Click to see Ed's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Ed Kramer

(No picture available.)

Carl Koneval

Classmate: Carl Koneval

Spouse: Lee

Children: 4 boys and 3 girls;

19 grandchildren!

Occupation: Financial advisor

Residence: North Olmstead, Ohio

Hobbies: Collecting sea shells; fishing at my winter home at Sanibel Island, Florida; extensive travel.

The one thing I've done since high school that would surprise everyone: Attended college and became a successful business owner.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: Three-time member of the Colonel's Cabinet; 15 years, top representative, Protective Life Insurance.

Best high school memory: Enjoying math.

Carl Koneval

Dietrich Kraus

Dietrich Kraus

Classmate: Dietrich Kraus

Karen Kruszynski

Karen Kruszynski

Classmate: Karen Kruszynski Butrimas

Deceased: 2000.

Terry Lequyea

Terry Lequyea

Classmate: Terry Lequyea

Residence: Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Barry Licht

Barry Licht

Classmate: Barry Licht

Residence: Rocky River, Ohio

Diane Liebner

Diane Liebner

Classmate: Diane Liebner Kusano

Residence: Lakewood, Ohio

Diane Liebner Kusano

Lenore Lingelbach

Lenore Lingelbach

Classmate: Lenore Lingelbach Hoch

Mike Lister

Mike Lister

Classmate: Miquelle "Kelly Ann" Lister

Residence: Lakewood, Ohio

Occupation: Bank teller; graduate student.

Hobbies: Golf; gardening; active member of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church.

The one thing I've done since high school that would surprise everyone: Changed from Michael to Miquelle—surgery in 1995.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: Peace Corps service, 1963-66.

Best high school memory: Going with the Burnetts to state basketball finals and charting basketball shots for Mr. Becker.

Click to see Kelly Ann's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Kelly Ann Lister

Paulette Maier

Paulette Maier

Classmate: Paulette Maier Scott

Residence: Spokane, Washington

Terry Manke

Terry Manke

Classmate: Terry Manke

Spouse: Toby

Children: 1 boy and 1 girl

Residence: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Occupation: Semi-retired health care administrator (CEO)

Hobbies: Still a sports enthusiast; tennis; jogging; walking; chilling at the beach; traveling.

Proudest accomplishments since high school: CEO of a number of health care organizations; family.

Click to see Terry's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Terry Manke

William Martin

William Martin

Classmate: Bill Martin

 

Connie Materewicz

Connie Materewicz

Classmate: Connie Materewicz Skaza

Spouse: Stan

Children: 1 girl

Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada

Occupation: Homemaker

The one thing I've done since high school that would surprise everyone: I became the Queen of the Mardi Gras.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: Developing the wisdom to enjoy a happy and fulfilling life.

Best high school memory: Friday night football games.

Gerald Mauk

Gerald Mauk

Classmate: Jerry Mauk

Children: 1 boy

Residence: Parma, Ohio

Occupation: Attorney, now retired.

Hobbies: Participate in veterans' groups.

Click to see Jerry's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Jerry Mauk

Rachel McHugh

Rachel McHugh

Classmate: Rachel McHugh Lilly

Children: 1 girl

Residence: Port Republic, Virginia

Occupation: Landscape architect.

Hobbies: Gardening; riding horses; traveling; active in Camp Still Meadows for handicapped children.

The one thing I've done since high school that would surprise everyone: Worked in the Civil Rights Movement in '59, '60, '61, and '62.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: My master's degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia School of Architecture.

Best high school memory: My classmates.

Click to see Rachel's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Rachel McHugh Lilly

Sandra McLaughlin

Sandra McLaughlin

Classmate: Sandy McLaughlin Case

Residence: Palmdale, California

Sandy McLaughlin Case

Janet Miller

Janet Miller

Classmate: Janet Miller Bauer

Children: 2 boys and 1 girl; 5 grandchildren.

Residence: Maple Heights, Ohio

Occupation: Elligibility specialist for Metrohealth, now retired.

Hobbies: Spending time with my children and grandchildren; working in my yard; riding in my convertible; visiting my daughter in Africa in 2001.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: Raising three very special children; one daughter and family living in Africa as missionaries to the Ivory Coast; another daughter and family living in Sanford, Florida, with the New Tribe Mission; oldest son living in New Jersey at a Bible-based rehabilitation facility and doing well.

Best high school memory: Cheerleading; drill team; and most of all, having the honor of being Football Queen.

Click to see Janet's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Betty Muscaro

Betty Muscaro

Classmate: Betty Muscaro Slater

Betty Muscaro Slater

(No photo available.)

John Narizny

Classmate: John Narizny

Residence: Portland, Oregon

George Nier

George Nier

Classmate: George Nier

Residence: Medina, Ohio

Judith Norsen

Judith Norsen

Classmate: Judy Norsen Neubauer

Kathleen O'Connor

Kathleen O'Connor

Classmate: Kathy O'Connor

Harry Onufrock

Harry Onufrock

Classmate: Harry Onufrock

Residence: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ray Orley

Ray Orley

Classmate: Ray Orley

Spouse: Wendy

Children: 1 boy and 1 girl (stepchildren)

Residence: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Occupation: Foreign Service Officer, now retired.

Hobbies: Acting at various theaters in Albuquerque; travel around U.S. and to Canada, Europe and Australia where our daughter lives.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: Hooking up with Wendy-the-Wonderful and her two equally wonderful kids.

Best high school memory: Moving up from the part of the G-man to that of Mr. DePinna in "You Can't Take It With You," directed by Mr. Kittle in the 9th grade.

Click to see Ray's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Ray Orley

Dale Pachasa

Dale Pachasa

Classmate: Dale Pachasa

Residence: Huron, Ohio

Dale Pachasa

Marilyn Pay

Marilyn Pay

Classmate: Marilyn Pay Gibson

Residence: Seven Hills, Ohio

Click to see Marilyn's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Alberta Pazda

Alberta Pazda

Classmate: Alberta Pazda Urbanic

Spouse: Robert

Children: 2 boys and 2 girls

Residence: Mentor, Ohio

Occupation: Secretary and homemaker.

Hobbies: Dancing; hiking; golf; china painting; machine embroidery; travel; assisted in Lake County election polls for 28 years.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: I am most proud of the 4 children we raised, and now we have 13 grandchildren and they are all delightful.

Click to see Alberta's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Alberta Pazda Urbanic

John Pekar

John Pekar

Classmate: Jack Pekar

Spouse: Elizabeth

Children: 2 boys and 3 girls

Residence: Jackson Township, Ohio

Occupation: Quality professional, now retired.

Hobbies: Woodworking; automobile road trips.

One thing I've done wince high school that would surprise everyone: Served on the board of directors for ASTM and AZLA.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: Published a book titled Total Quality Management; appointed to the Malcolm Baldrige National quality Award board of examiners for several years.

Click to see Jack's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Jack Pekar

Robert Pelouch

Robert Pelouch

Classmate: Bob Pelouch

Residence: Indianapolis, Indiana

Bob Pelouch

Alfred Penko

Alfred Penko

Classmate: Al Penko

Children: 1 boy and 2 girls

Residence: North Royalton, Ohio

Occupation: Teacher, now retired.

Hobbies: Reading Nietzsche; oenology (winemaking); baroque music; opera; jazz; genealogy; investing; gardening.

Best high school memory: Charlie Beck answering when someone asked why we have to take geometry, "It teaches you how to think."

Click to see Al's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Al Penko

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Agnes Perrault

Classmate: Agnes Perrault Mays

Audrey Peterka

Audrey Peterka

Classmate: Audrey Peterka Towne

Residence: New Castle, Pennsylvania

Marilyn Peters

Marilyn Peters

Classmate: Marilyn Peters Robertson

Residence: Avon Lake, Ohio

Occupation: Registered nurse, now retired.

Hobbies: Manage the "Walk and Wheelies" recreation for people with disabilities; on the ADA Anniversary Committee in Avon Lake; 8-ball pool league; bowling; boating (sailing and skiing); formerly in tennis tournaments and dance contests; traveled U.S., Canada, Mexico and Caribbean.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: Served on several state councils, including Governor's Council for People with Disabilities, Ohio Legal Right Advisory Council, and Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission.

Best high school memory: Playing string bass in the band and having the boys carry it for me; winning first place ribbon in broad jumping.

Click to see Marilyn's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Marilyn Peters Robertson

Marjorie Pilarczyk

Marjorie Pilarczyk

Classmate: Margie Pilarczyk Hertelendy

Spouse: James

Residence: Grafton, Ohio

Joseph Polak

Joseph Polak

Classmate: Joe Polak

Deceased: April 5, 1988

Donald Ponyicky

Donald Ponyicky

Classmate: Don Ponyicky

Barbara Prayner

Barbara Prayner

Classmate: Barbara Prayner Savastio

Residence: Mesa, Arizona

(No photo available.)

William Prihodoff

Classmate: Bill Prihodoff (now Price)

Residence: Garfield Heights, Ohio

Click to see Bill's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Diane Reed

Dianne Reed

Classmate: Dianne Reed Placko

Children: 2 boys and 2 girls

Residence: Parma Heights, Ohio

Occupation: Registered nurse

Hobbies: Reading

Proudest accomplishment since high school: Surviving cancer twice.

Best high school memory: Senior prom.

Click to see Dianne's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Dianne Reed Placko

Donna Richwald

Donna Richwald

Classmate: Donna Richwald Luther

Residence: West Bloomfield, Michigan

Ed Rock

Ed Rock

Classmate: Ed Rock

Judy Round

Judy Round

Classmate: Judy Round Elwell

Residence: Broadview Heights, Ohio

Mary Russell

Mary Russell

Classmate: Mary "Penny" Russell-Tandon

Children: 1 boy and 1 girl; 4 grandchildren

Residence: Lake Keowee in Salem, South Carolina

Occupation: Business developer for 3M Company; photographer.

Click to see Mary's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count and updated in 2010.

Mary Russell-Tandon

Nicholas Sabadosh

Nickolas Sabadosh

Classmate: Nick Sabadosh

Companion: Monika Weekley

Children: 1 boy and 2 girls

Residence: Sagamore Hills, Ohio

Occupation: Master of Social Work; psychotherapist.

Hobbies: Art; woodcarving; writing; antiques; travel (USA, Canada, Mexico); history; archaeology.

The one thing I've done since high school that would surprise everyone: Had dinner at the White House, hosted by John and Jackie Kennedy in 1962; spoke to JFK personally.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: Becoming a psychotherapist; being clinical director and department director at the Mental Health Centers and Hospital.

Best high school memories: graduation parties; playing football.

Nick Sabadosh

Lynne Sautters

Lynne Sautters

Classmate: Lynne Sautters Kramer

Deceased: January 4, 2010

Spouse: Ed Kramer, class of '59

Children: 1 boy and 1 girl

Residence: Sarasota, Florida

Click to see Lynne's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Lynne Sautters Kramer

Karen Schmidt

Karen Schmidt

Classmate: Karen Schmidt Gayner

Children: 1 boy and 3 girls; 8 grandchildren.

Residence: Medina, Ohio

Occupation: Medical technologist; currently a real estate sales associate.

Hobbies: Tennis; golf; travel; walking; reading; active in the Hands Across Medina and Friends of the Park, Medina Conservancy.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: 4 children and 9 grandchildren.

Best high school memory: All the fun we had at parties; great friends.

Click to see Karen's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Editor's note: Between our junior and senior years, Karen's family moved from Brecksville, and, as a result, Karen graduated from a high school in Florida.  In spirit, however, she has always been a member of the BHS Class of '59, returning immediately to Ohio for her university education and afterwards living in northern Ohio, loyally maintaining her friendships with classmates, faithfully attending class reunions, and playing a significant role in organizing class events.  She is as steadfast in her dedication to the class as any graduate and will always be regarded as a member of it.

Karen Schmidt Gayner

Sherrill Schroeder

Sherrill Schroeder

Classmate: Sherrill Schroeder Damerow

Spouse: Jerry

Residence: Little Rock, Arkansas

Occupation: Kindergarten teacher

Hobbies: Art; yoga; theater; books; movies; teaching computer skills to seniors; active in Seniornet, Humane Society and the Democratic Party.

The one thing I've done since high school that would surprise everyone: Lived in the East Indies (Indonesia), West Indies (Puerto Rico), via the Big Apple and the Little Rock.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: Having my work exhibited at the Little Rock Decorative Arts Museum.

Best high school memory: Singing "Once in Love with Amy" with my quartet.

Click to see Sherrill's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Sherrill Schroeder Damerow

Joyce Short

Joyce Short

Classmate: Joyce Short Claytor

Spouse: Gene

Children: 2 boys and 2 girls

Residence: Windom, Texas

Occupation: Certified Public Accountant, now retired.

Joyce Short Claytor

Carol Siglin

Carol Siglin

Classmate: Carol Siglin

Residence: Mesa, Arizona

Ronald Skoki

Ronald Skocki

Classmate: Ron Skocki

Residence: Park City, Utah

Occupation: College professor; Instructor of Economics, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah

Residence: Park City, Utah

Ron Skocki

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Andrea Somorjai

Classmate: Andrea Somorjai Marko

Merle Spisak

Merle Spisak

Classmate: Merle Spisak Screptock

Spouse: Nicholas

Children: 1 boy and 1 girl along with 4 stepchildren.

Residence: Independence, Ohio

Occupation: Nurse, working in neurologist office.

Hobbies: Golf; traveling; volunteering as a probation officer for Garfield Municipal court; member of the Christ Child Society.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: Raising two wonderful and successful children; having 8 beautiful grandchildren.

Click to see Merle's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Merle Spisak Screptock

Carol Srb

Carol Srb

Classmate: Carol Srb Freund

Deceased: April, 1998.

Earl Starr

Earl Starr

Classmate: Earl Starr

Spouse: Beverly

Residence: Broadview Heights, Ohio

Children: 3 boys

Occupation: Mechanic, now retired.

Hobbies: Fishing; woodworking; gardening.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: Keeping my family homestead and raising my children.

Best high school memories: My years in band and orchestra and several good teachers.

Earl Starr

Robert Steiger

Robert Steiger

Classmate: Bob Steiger

Spouse: Janet M. Hornbach, class of '60

Children: 3 boys

Residence: Salinas, California

Occupation: System operator, now retired.

Hobbies: Travel; hiking; photography.

One thing I've done since high school that would surprise everyone: Quit smoking.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: My family.

Mary Stevens

Mary Stevens

Classmate: Mary Stevens Hawk

Patricia Tarkington

Patricia Tarkington

Classmate: Pat Tarkington Agnello

Spouse: Gary

Children: 2 boys and 1 girl

Residence: Brookpark, Ohio

Occupation: Personal trainer; fitness specialist

Hobbies: Golf; weight training; reading; running; active in the Leukemia Team-in-Training volunteer; volunteer at local running events with Cleveland West Road Runners; and Church Teeter-Totter Marathon.

Proudest accomplishments since high school: 3 great kids; master's degree; CSCS certification.

Best high school memory: Drama Club.

Click to see Pat's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Pat Tarkington Agnello

Thomas Tepper

Thomas Tepper

Classmate: Thomas Tepper

Residence: Hypoluxo, Florida

Donna Tomasek

Donna Tomasek

Classmate: Donna Tomasek Barafh

Beth Tonkin

Beth Tonkin

Classmate: Beth Tonkin Drozdowski

Spouse: Jerry (Jersey) Drozdowski, class of '56

Children: 5 boys and 1 girl; 11 grandchildren.

Residence: Broadview Heights, Ohio

Occupation: Food service worker for Brecksville Broadview Heights Schools, 10 years.

Hobbies: Grandchildren; reading; crocheting; cooking; antiquing.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: Raising great kids.

Click to see Beth's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Beth Tonkin Drozdowski

Kenneth Trafis

Kenneth Trafis

Classmate: Ken Trafis

Deceased: March 1, 2008

James Ulrich

James Ulrich

Classmate: Jim Ulrich

Deceased: February 13, 1967

In Memoriam

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First lieutenant James Craig Ulrich, U.S. Army Reserve, First Cavalry Division, was killed by hostile small arms fire at Binh Dinh, South Vietnam, on February 13, 1967.

 

His name is listed on Panel 15E, Line 26, of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.  He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 37, Grave 133.

Dean Ulsenheimer

Dean Ulsenheimer

Classmate: Dean Ulsenheimer

Spouse: Monica

Children: 1 boy and 3 girls

Residence: Concord, Ohio

Occupation: Teacher of high school English and Speech.

Hobbies: Golf; tennis; anything involving design or reconstruction, such as cars, houses, outdoor landscaping, etc.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: I created my own speed-reading, retention, and information-search program.

Best high school memory: Mr. Nicoletti's great history and government classes featuring Marc Glasgow, Tom Tepper, Ben Zupan and "the boys" who threw the awesome coup d'etat and took over the class.

 

Dean Ulsenheimer

Chester Witczak

Chester Witczak

Classmate: Chester Witczak

Deceased.

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George Woelfl

Classmate: George Woelfl

Residence: Broadview Heights, Ohio

Occupation: Retired.

Best high school memory: Graduation day, June 10, 1959.

George Woelfl

(No photo available.)

Jacqueline Wosnak

Classmate: Jackie Wosnak

Barbara Young

Barbara Young

Classmate: Barbara Young Tatner

Deceased: January 16, 2008

Nancy Young

Nancy Young

Classmate: Nancy Young Hyman

Residence: West Palm Beach, Florida.

Click to see Nancy's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Nancy Young Hyman

Joseph Zavalnak

Joseph Zavalnak

Classmate: Joe Zavalnak

Deceased.

William Zelazny

William Zelazny

Classmate: Bill Zelazny

Spouse: Linda

Children: 1 boy and 1 girl

Residence: Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Occupation: Engineer

Hobbies: Active in the Boy Scouts of America; volunteer for the Geauga Park District.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: 2 wonderful children and 4 superb grandchildren.

Click to see Bill's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Bill Zelazny

Geraldine Zimlich

Geraldine Zimlich

Classmate: Gerri Zimlich Bielanski

Spouse: John

Children: 4 girls and 9 grandchildren

Residence: Broadview Heights, Ohio

Occupation: Registered nurse; Director of Patient Care.

Hobbies: Boating; golfing; cruising; traveling; attending grandchildren's sports activities.

Proudest accomplishment since high school: Raising four wonderful daughters and being very active with the grandchildren.

Best high school memory: Friends; parties; football and basketball games; "Turfs" restaurant.

Click to see Gerri's biography as published in the 2009 Pollen Count.

Gerri Zimlich Bielanski

Lawrence Zwolinski

Lawrence Zwolinski

Classmate: Larry Zwolinski

Residence: Strongsville, Ohio