Margaret Lynch

13 May

Margaret Lynch Margaret Lynch has served as Executive Director of the Irish American Archives Society since 2008.  She had been a founding Board member of the Society since its inception in 1994.  As Executive Director, she researches, develops, and presents … Read More »

Paul Burik

2 Mar

Paul Burik Paul Burik Paul Burik was born in the city of Budvar – yes, the namesake of Budweiser Beer, in what is now the Czech Republic. He escaped with his father from Czechoslovakia in 1968 after the Soviet invasion. … Read More »

Richard Fleischman

2 Mar

Richard Fleischman Richard Fleischman Born in Cleveland in 1928, Richard Fleischman was encouraged to study architecture at a young age by an uncle who noticed his avid interest in drawing and building models. During his senior year at East Tech … Read More »

Ingrida Bublys

1 Mar

Ingrida Bublys Ingrida Bublys Ingrida Bublys, President of IB International Inc., shares 30 years in business development and company representation between the Baltic States and the US and lately has expanded business development to other surrounding countries. IBInternational represents a number … Read More »

Marilyn Madigan

1 Mar

Marilyn Madigan Marilyn Madigan Marilyn Madigan is the daughter of the late Jack and Catherine Finn Madigan. She is a lifelong resident of the West Park area of Cleveland. She attended St. Patrick West Park Grade School and is an … Read More »

Ray Pianka

5 Mar

Judge Ray Pianka   The induction speech for Judge Ray Pianka was given by Cleveland Councilman Anthony Brancatelli. Karen Pianka accepted the honor for her late husband and daughter Kirsten Pianka spoke on his behalf.   Click on the white arrow in … Read More »

Ralph Perk Jr.

5 Mar

Ralph J. Perk, Jr.     The induction speech for Ralph J. Perk, Jr. was given by Congresswoman Mary Rose Oakar Click on the white arrow in the images below to watch videos of the speeches. Then, click the icon … Read More »

Sheila Murphy Crawford

4 Mar

Sheila Murphy Crawford     The induction speech for Sheila Murphy Crawford was given by 2011 Cleveland International Hall of Fame inductee Gerry Quinn.  Click on the white arrow in the image below to watch video of the speech.  Then, … Read More »

Jim Craciun

23 Mar

Jim Craciun   Jim Craciun James M. (“Jim”) Craciun was born on August 31, 1951, and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.  He graduated cum laude from St. Edward’s High School 1969. In 1973, he graduated from Cleveland State University with a … Read More »

Basil Russo

23 Mar

Basil Russo   Basil Russo Basil M. Russo is the National President of the Order Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), having been first elected at the organizations biennial convention in Chicago in 2014.  The ISDA is one of … Read More »