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(Published in the Summer 2012 Bulletin)
John Platner, Pearland, Texas, is retired from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
Anton “Tony” Prasher, Ramona, Calif., was inducted into the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame in October 2011. Tony was a standout football player in Akron and at Heidelberg. He went on to a successful 30-year coaching career at Norton High School in Summit County.
David and Lois (Good) Zoll, Fostoria, Ohio, received the Joined Hearts in Giving Award, presented by the Ohio Department of Aging. The award, recognizing the couple for their volunteerism, was presented to them by Ohio's First Lady, Karen Kasich.
John Schaar, Bellbrook, Ohio, has donated two copies of A Cape Cod Heritage to Heidelberg. The book was written by his friend, Dana Eldridge.
Jean (Chandler) Wright, Huron, Ohio, is a retired teacher.
George and Janet (Kocher) Dell '56 Freeman, Tiffin, are co-founders of the Johnson's Island Civil War Roundtable. In December, they presented a lecture titled August Willich: Prussian Army Officer/Rabid Communist Leader/Commander General of Ohio Civil War Troops.
Rupert Cutler, Roanoke, Va., is currently serving on the Roanoke Arts Commission as chairman of the Regional Greenway Trails fundraising campaign.
L Eudon Holland, Northville, Mich., continues to search for information for his book about New Philadelphia High School and Heidelberg coach Paul Hoernemann.
Gordon Downie Jr., Wheeling, W.Va., recently was recognized for his many years as a track and field official by the Ohio High School Track and Field and Cross Country Officials' Association and the Eastern Ohio Track and Field and Cross Country Associations.
Carol (Brinkofer) Borris, and her husband, Ralph, Punta Gorda, Fla., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in February 2012.
Dr. Howard Weaver, Cuttingsville, Vt., received the FACG Physician of the Year award from the Vermont Medical Society in October 2011. The award is given in honor of a physician who has demonstrated outstanding performance in the quality of care; skillful and compassionate patient care; and dedication to the welfare of his patients.
Rev. Thomas Parthenakis, Ithaca, N.Y., is currently serving as presiding priest at St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church. He retired in 2007 as history professor at Gannon University, graduated from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary in 2010 and was ordained in January 2011. His wife, Cathy (Gebhart) '64, recently returned from Africa where their daughter adopted an orphan from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Anne (Gintz) Trent, Columbia, Md., recently received the Out-of-the-Box Award from the Howard County Library System in Maryland. The award is presented to individuals or teams who have introduced a new idea and turned it into a successful program, service or partnership. Her program, What's in My Art Box, taught preschoolers the fundamentals of art.
Marilyn (Foley) Bragg Sullwold, Milbury, Ohio, is a retired dental office manager.
George Danchisen, Marblehead, Ohio, was elected to a fourth term on the Marblehead Board of Public Affairs.
Dave Hartman, Liberty, Ohio, was named to the Austintown Fitch Athletic Hall of Fame in the fall of 2011. Dave holds the record as the winningest coach in school history. His teams also won eight Steel Valley Conference championships and qualified for the state playoffs three times.
Robert Morris, Coto de Caza, Calif., retired in June 2010. After retirement, he traveled to the UK, where he attended Wimbledon and the British Open at St. Andrews.
David Weaver, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is the chairman/founder of the Great Lakes Angels, an organization that tries to encourage investment in startup businesses by offering tax credits to angel investors, wealthy individuals who provide the funding that gets many new companies through their first years.
Theo (Eberhardt) MacGregor, Gloucester, Md., founded MacGregor Energy Consultancy in 1998, specializing in electric industry restructuring issues in general, consumer, low-income and energy-efficient issues.
Gary Duncan, Joplin, Mo., is president and CEO of Freeman Health System. In November 2011, Gary was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Missouri Hospital Association for his leadership, advocacy and commitment to healthcare. The award is the highest honor presented by the MHA.
Dr. Kenneth Adams, Plattsburgh, N.Y., plans to retire in 2012 from SUNY Plattsburgh.
Jeanne (Hamilton) Willson, Montpelier, Ohio, intervention specialist at Montpelier School, is retiring after more than 30 years of teaching.
Jane Biehl, Canton, Ohio, is a retired counselor who specialized in counseling the hearing impaired. Jane now teaches several courses in sign language and deaf culture at Stark State College.
For the past two years, Brenda (Gorrell) Pyatt, Decatur, Ill., has been the director of an emergency food program/soup kitchen, The Good Samaritan Inn, which serves more than 100,000 meals each year to low-income and homeless people in the Decatur area.
Lewis Russ Hubbard, Hoffman Estates, Ill., is an art teacher at Fremd High School. Lew was accepted to the National Midyear Exhibition at the Butler Institute of Art in Youngstown, Ohio, in 2011. His wife, Gina (Cafarchio) Hubbard, ’79, is a math teacher at Palatine High School.
Jill (Ennis) Burleson, Denver, is a member of the Prima Voce Chamber Choir. In May 2012, the choir participated in the International Choral Competition Ave Verum in Baden, Austria.
Kenneth Robson, Rochester, N.Y., was recently promoted to engineering manager by General Electric MDS. He has worked primarily in real-time embedded software development for 30 years. His wife, Kate (Michaels) Robson, ’82, works at Moog, Inc., performing space and defense process quality.
Kenneth Fruscella, Chesterland, Ohio, is the chief financial officer at Bardons & Oliver in Solon, Ohio.
Gene A. Smith, Jacksonville, Fla., is the general manager for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Heather (Moran) Layes, Olympia, Wash., was recently certified as a fisheries professional through the American Fisheries Society.
Dr. Daniel Kittle, Waverly, Iowa, penned an article titled A Lesson in Herd Mentality that was published in the March 9, 2012, issue of The Chronicle Review.
Christopher Heybruch, West Chester, Ohio, has been hired as the assistant principal at Wyoming Middle School near Cincinnati.
William Judge, Barberton, Ohio, recently was elected mayor of the city of Barberton.
Ty Schwamberger, Millbury, Ohio, has released his latest work, The Fields, a zombie adventure in Trade Paperback or Kindle edition on Amazon.com.
In his first season as head coach, Michael Passerrello, Elyria, Ohio, led the Firelands High School football team to a 10-0 season and the school's first-ever playoff appearance. He was named Patriot Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, Lorain County Divisions III and IV Coach of the Year and Division III District Coach of the Year. His wife, Amanda (Maxwell), ’00, is a teacher in the Amherst School District.
Dr. Rose (Burkholder) Juhasz, South Lyon, Mich., is a senior research specialist at the University of Michigan Addiction Research Center.
Brett Kanode, Pooler, Ga., accepted a position of service programming director at LifeBridge Church. He directs all creative aspects, from music and live productions, to visual media content creation. His wife, Aurie Ann (Dietz), ’03, recently received a promotion and recognition for seven years of service with Savannah College of Art and Design, where she is a staff accountant.
Stephen Brunello, Seville, Ohio, has been promoted to first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve. He also completed a six-month tour of duty in Iraq.
Samantha Cope, Xenia, Ohio, has been accepted to the University of Cincinnati, James H. Winkle School of Pharmacy.
Faith Ferkel, Fremont, Ohio, began a master's degree in nursing for a clinical nurse leader/R.N. at the University of Toledo Health Science Campus.
Amber (Boetefuer) Peariso, Indianapolis, is senior biologist in protein characterization at Eli Lilly.
Krystal Jones, San Antonio, has been named the winner of the 2012 Horizon Award, presented by the San Antonio Public Relations Society of America. The award is given every year to a public relations professional who shows talent and promise.
Kristin Keirns, Kalamazoo, Mich., earned a master's degree from Western Michigan University in April 2011. Kristin earned a five-year service award from the university in November 2011. She is currently the associate director of Athletic Media Relations at Western Michigan University.
Adam Powers, Chicago, has been instrumental in the creation of Live Nation, an iPhone app. Adam is the bassist in the band A Friend Called Fire, and he served as the marketing intern at the House of Blues in Chicago.
Jessica (Evans) Rando, Fairborn, Ohio, received a residency in emergency medicine in Dayton. She will be working in all of the hospitals in the Dayton area during the next three years.
Steven Tharp Jr., Brewster, Ohio, was elected councilman for the Village of Brewster in 2009. In June 2011, he became executive director of the Ohio Young Republicans. In July 2011, Steven traveled to Puerto Rico to attend the Young Republican National Convention. He owns Steve Tharp's Music Studio and is director of music at Brewster Friends Church.
Andrew Sather, Philadelphia, oversees the IT, software development, digitization and technical services at Jenkins Law Library in Philadelphia.
Corie Steinke, Sidney, Ohio, received a master's degree in higher education administration and student personnel from Kent State University. Corie also worked as a graduate assistant at Case Western Reserve University, in the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning, and at Ursuline College in student activities. She also was in intern in the LGBT Center at CWRU, and campus ministry at Ursuline.
Holly Yanacek, Pittsburgh, graduated with a master's degree in German studies in April 2012. She is currently a teaching fellow, working toward her Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh.
Jonathan Harmon, Port Clinton, Ohio, is a blackjack dealer at the Hollywood Casino in Toledo.
Matthew Eusey, Florence, Ky., recently accepted a position as a defined contributions representative with Fidelity Investments. Jonathan will be servicing 401(K) retirement plans.