Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame was the brainchild of
Frank Calvin. He
and then-Superintendent Louis Cardamone formed a
committee of school personnel and community leaders to
develop the Warren High Schools’ Distinguished Alumni
Hall of Fame. Original
committee members were Frank Calvin, Louis Cardamone,
Rozen Patterson (Lymor), the late Frank Bubba, Audrey
Freeman, Scott Lehman, Myrtle Angel, the late Augusta
Barrick, Martha Ellers and Suzanne Fowley. The first
induction banquet was held in 1993.
Class of Inductees – 1993
Augusta Barrick (Honorary)
Charles J. Foley, Jr.
Janis Reed Hopkins Trachtman
Dr. Myron Lotz
Judge Robert A. Nader
Jeffery D. Taft
Michael G. Verich
newest group of inductees will join such well-known
alumni as Harriet Taylor Upton (leader for women’s
suffrage), Earl Derr Biggers (creator of Charlie Chan),
Bill White (former National League baseball
commissioner), Roger Ailes (president and CEO of Fox
News Network), John Ness Beck (internationally known
writer of religious music), Irene Oliver
(internationally known opera star), Michael Capellas
(current CEO of WorldCom), Ronald Parise (former
astronaut), Kenneth Patchen (internationally acclaimed
poet), Alex Machaskee (recently retired editor and
publisher of the Cleveland Plain
Dealer) and John Payiavlas (local community leader
and founder of AVI).
eleven inductees of the Class of 2007 will join 134
current members of the Hall of Fame.
This will be the 15th induction
banquet honoring distinguished alumni of Harding, Warren
High School and Western Reserve.
year marks the initial presentation of a special
Hall of Fame Scholarship. The HOF also honors the top
students of grades 10, 11 and 12 with a monetary reward,
and the names of each year’s valedictorian and
salutatorian are engraved on a permanent plaque at
Warren G. Harding High School.
Distinguished Journalist: Recipient of the Best
Reporter Award and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of
Fame. WHS, 1925.
Clyde Cole, Jr.
Community Business Leader & Activist:
President of Clyde Cole Cadillac and past
president/charter member of Trumbull 100. WGH, 1949.
Community Businessman: Owner of Saratoga
Restaurant, active in many local civic groups including
Mobile Meals, Warren Football Assn., St. Demetrios
Church. WGH, 1956.
Sr. VP of Brand Development and Consumer
Research at AOL. WGH, 1977.
Director of Athletics at Colorado State
University. WGH, 1976.
Sr. Partner in the Cleveland-based law
firm of Squire, Sanders and Dempsey. WGH, 1962.
Governor-appointed Judge to the Indiana
Court of Appeals. WGH, 1966.
V. Sabol, Ph.D.
Principal at Stantex Consulting, an
international engineering & environmental consulting
firm. WGH, 1964.
C. Swope, Ph.D.
Scientific Researcher in computational
chemistry at IBM. WWR 1971.
CEO of Modern Props, a movie prop/design company.
C. David Zoba,
Principal and COO of Steiner &
Associates, a leading developer of new town center
projects. WWR, 1969.