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Cleveland Heights High Homerooms 1967 















Gene Leiberman 2020

Roy Mickler 2020


Robin Aaron 2020


Linda Fierman 2020

Susan Hurwitz 2020

Laura Greene 2020

Steven Koblentz 2019

Jerry Simms 2020

Earl Birnbaum 2020

Richard Pecjak 2020

Linda Friedman 2019

Dale (Dalece) Stankiewicz 2019

Lesley Corwin 2019

Jim Samuels 2019

Robert Effron 2018

Sherman Katz 2018

Sharon Levine 2018

Ellen Stern 2018


Janet Minnillo 2018

 George Long 2018

Ava Cassirer 2018


Ronald Stein 2018

Jeanne Peterson 2017



 Laura Magalnick 2017


Elliot Resnick 2017


David Forstag 2017

Dennis Ehren 2017


Leonard Redon 2017

Kenneth Greene 2017

Barbara Garrett 2016

Roger Sherman 2016

Paul White 2016

Rick Mart 2016

Susan Schiff 2016

Edmund Capas


Edward Brannan 2015

Jeff Nadzam 2015

Charla Visci 2015


Bruce Melamed 2014

Ricky Weinberg 2014

Christopher Badger 2014


Ronald Wagner


Sue Kozack 2013

Bonnie Berkowitz 2013

Christopher Neidle 2013

Raymond Dempsey 2012

Jeffrey Semko 2012



David Polster 2011


     Robin Laine 2011   

      Thaila Kottler 2011 


David Goldstein 2010


Marcy Rosichan 2010


Frank Parisi 2010

Kathryn Koch 2010


Al Saluan 2009

Herschel Henkin 2009

Fanny Lipschitz  2009


Joe Israel 2008

Kevin Skillern 2008

Philip Walker 2008

James Lowe 2008


Bruce Feldman 2008


 Mary Greuloch 2008

Robert McDonald





Robert Eschenauer 2007

Andrew Dresnek 2007

Karen Bloomfield 2007

Leslie Hevland 2007


Maria Antanasio 2005

Kenneth Levine 2005

Cecil Mounger 2005



Robert Hertz 2004


James Feuer 2002

Deanna Berkowitz 2002

Kenneth Light 2002



Paula Roberts 2001

Marc Sherman 2001

Alan Schusterman 2000

Edward Vinocur 2000


Mariangela Medeiros 1999

Alice Schneider 1998

Edward Becker 1998



Martin Fixler 1996

Andrew Wallace 1995

Neil Sass 1995



Chuck Seidman 1994

Richard James 1993

William Sines 1993

Jon Schenker 1993

Douglas Stier 1992


Lynn LeVar 1992


Donald Weiner 1991


Ron Gutter 1989

Gerald Pelz 1988

Dianne Silberman 1988


Willard Berbaum 1987

Curtis Lovey 1987


Betty Meyer 1986

Susan Holtzheimer 1985

Dale Steinmeyer


Teri London 1980

Kenneth Hutton 1978

Robert Uzon 1977

Lois Eichel 1976

Andrea David 1976


Steve Smith 1975


Michael Amsel 1974


Roberta Wold 1973



Joan Wagner

Cathy Carter 1971

Elayne Butler 1970

Duncan Poirer 1970

Jack Ruvio

George McElhone


Kristine Passalacqua

Becky Wells


Alexander Sloss

Adelle Burwasser

Thomas Reed






In Memory of Allison Krause Killed May 4, 1970 Kent State

Taylor 6th Grade


Graduating from Kennedy High School in Maryland in the spring of 1969,
Allison Krause was a 19 year old freshman honors student at Kent State University, Ohio when she was killed by Ohio National Guardsmen in the Kent State shootings on May 4, 1970, while protesting the Vietnam war. The Guardsmen opened fire on a group of unarmed students, killing four of them, at an average distance of about 345 feet. Allison was shot in the back at about 343 feet (105 meters).




We Cleveland Heights baby-boomers are a unique group; unusually diverse, bright, and accomplished. Our parents' worlds were so drastically different from ours. By what miracles did they create in us the abilities to become who we are? They survived the Great Depression and WWII. Many of our parents were Holocaust survivors.

My mother grew up in Bellefaire, which had been a Jewish children's orphanage located in Cleveland Heights. My father stood as an armed guard on night duty when he was 9 years old, assigned to help protect his shtetl in Poland from a pogrom. (A nearby shtetl was attacked one of those nights, with no survivors.) He played tag, etc. in WWI battlefields. His family subsequently came through Ellis Island in 1921, the last year the US allowed massive Jewish immigration.

I guess I should say thank you most of all to our parents and their parents for helping to make our worlds better than theirs. - Anne Gutow Chapman


Both my parents were holocaust survivors. My dad just passed last Aug.18 2008...soon to be a year and he didn't want to go! I helped him struggle to stay alive for 9 wonderful mos! I miss him everyday. My parents are stronger than all their 4 kids put together! Don't get me started about the SUV that ran over my little 5'(probably shorter now) mother crossing the street when she was 75yrs old and has steel rods in her leg + arm now! She is 83 and doesn't even limp! They are my heroes!! - Clare Keleman


My dad also left Germany...right as the war was breaking out. His is a fascinating story. They were smuggled out on an Italian freighter and were supposed to go to South America or somewhere...but the blitz happened as they left and they spent the war in Shanghai China (my grandfather actually died and is buried there) as prisoners of war. In the end, the family was stateless, no papers, couldn't really return to their country of origin. My dad drove a truck for the U.S. government in Shanghai after the war, and my uncle enlisted in the U.S. Army. And they subsequently came to the U.S. No other extended family members from Germany survived the war. - Shelley Hornik  Lloyd


My grandmother's afforded me a few laughs too. One such memory was my mother's mother being in Cleveland from Columbus for my brother's graduation from Hts. We were all getting ready to go when my grandmother was checking herself out in the mirror. Before any of us could say anything, she opened the closet door and took out furniture polish and started to spray it on her hair thinking it was hairspray !! We were all laughing and couldn't even tell her before she was done. All we could smell that night was the scent of lemon pledge. Bless her heart!! She also was a great cook, seamstress and of course a great bubbie!!  - Beth Nahamkin 

I have stories but what can I say, both of my parents went thru that hell hole of Europe hiding for their lives. As you can tell they made it, and that is why I am here. - Louis Berman

Never found out too much about my dad's early life. He was an airplane mechanic during WW2, great machinery salesman and was mugged and killed, a mile from where I was born, near the old Mount Sinai Hospital, in 1983. Mom skipped two years in high school, and was one of the first woman to get a law degree. Five state regional manager for World Book Encyclopedia, raising six children by herself for six years, putting 5 of us through college. Mom is buried in Safed, Israel, behind my brother's house. Both parents would help anyone, and I miss them both dearly.  - Charles Balcher