Mayor Ralph Perk – 2011

18 Jul
Ralph J. Perk The City of Cleveland’s 52nd mayor, Ralph J. Perk, was well known for his human rights advocacy and his anti-communist, anti-totalitarian stance. Before becoming Mayor, Perk served Ward 13 (Broadway/East 55th area) as its council member for...
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Lucretia Stoica – 2011

18 Jul
Lucretia Stoica Lucretia Stoica was born in Youngstown, Ohio. As a young child she travelled to Romania where she grew up and completed her University studies obtaining a Master Degree in Law, Literature and Philosophy. As an American abroad, she...
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Albert B. Ratner – 2011

18 Jul
Albert B. Ratner Albert B. Ratner is co-chairman of the board of Forest City Enterprises, Inc. He has been in the commercial and residential real estate industry with Forest City since 1951. Ratner is well known as a long time...
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Tony Petkovsek – 2011

18 Jul
Tony Petkovsek Tony Petkovsek has been on daily polka radio since 1961, an unprecedented 50 years. His popular music and community service show, he produces and announces, is interspersed with interviews of civic, travel and entertainment personalities and is heard...
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August Pust – 2010

18 Jul
August Pust August B. Pust, during his more than thirty-year career in U.S. public service, not only coordinated multicultural relations, but also participated, organized, and led various trade, humanitarian, educational, cultural, and goodwill missions abroad. His specialty was focused on...
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Lonnie McCauley – 2010

18 Jul
Lonnie McCauley Lonnie Davis McCauley was born in Cleveland on September 19th, 1947. She attended high school at Lourdes Academy, received a B.A. in sociology from Cleveland State University, and a Master’s Degree in Library Science from Kent State University...
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Helen Karpinski – 2010

18 Jul
Helen Karpinski (1899 – 2002) Born in Cleveland in 1899, Helen Karpinski was raised in Reynoldsville, Pa. in a family of originally 13 children. Her father was a coal miner; her mother, Anna Olszewski, was the daughter of an inn...
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Paul Sciria – 2010

18 Jul
Paul Sciria Born to Sicilian immigrants, Angelo and Felicia Sciria, on November 3, 1928, Paul Angelo Sciria was welcomed to the world in their family home at 151st and Kinsman. He grew up in the Kinsman area where he attended...
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Irene Morrow – 2010

18 Jul
Irene Morrow Irene Morrow is married to Edward and has six children (Jeffrey, Patrick (deceased), Martin, Roberta, Lorraine and Christine) and six grandchildren (Matthew, Ryan, Nathan, Michaela, Aaron and Justin) Irene has an impressive resume of twenty-five years of public...
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Alex Machaskee – 2010

18 Jul
Alex Machaskee Alex Machaskee is the retired Publisher, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Plain Dealer, Ohio’s largest newspaper. In that capacity, he was responsible for the overall policy, operation and direction of the newspaper. Mr. Machaskee joined The...
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