RIP Sam Miller
Cleveland and the world have lost a great friend.
Sam Miller’s parents were poor Jewish immigrants from Russia and Poland. Their name was changed at Ellis Island. He became a great philanthropist helping Jewish, Catholic and other causes.
Sam Miller, Forest City co-chair emeritus, died March 7, 2019 at age 97. He will be missed greatly.
Sam Miller was inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Wednesday May 8, 2013.
|The 2019 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame has been announced. Over 100 worthy candidates were nominated and these 6 outstanding people (alphabetical order) will make up the 10th Class and be inducted on April 16, 2019. (save the date).
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More information will be posted soon. Congratulations to these 6 outstanding individuals!
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What a Night! The 2018 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame was inducted in front of over 500 people on April 17, 2018.
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- Sister Alicia Alvarado (Puerto Rican heritage)
- Sheila Murphy Crawford (Irish heritage)
- Dr. Atul Mehta (Indian heritage)
- Abdullah (Abby) Mina (Lebanese heritage)
- Ralph Perk Jr. (Czech and Italian Heritage)
- Judge Ray Pianka (posthumously) (Polish heritage)
Thanks to TV20 you can watch the entire ceremony on their YouTube channel. Just click on the arrow to begin. Click on the icon in the lower right to make it full screen. Make sure your speakers are on.
Thanks to Cleveland 19 News anchor Chris Tanaka for sharing the MC duties at the induction ceremony.
Thanks to the very talented actor, singer and voice over artist William Clarence Marshall for leading us in the National Anthem with his rich bass baritone voice.
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