Hall of Fame

The Valley Forge Alumni Association is pleased to honor the following alumni based on their accomplishments and/or contributions to Valley Forge and its community in the areas of Academics, Athletics, Cultural/Performing Arts, Outstanding Career or Contributions to Society.

Candidates must have graduated at least five years prior to nomination. In certain circumstances, “special honorary inductions” will be made of persons that were not students of Valley Forge High School, but were otherwise involved with and contributed to the welfare of the school.

If you know of someone deserving of recognition in the VF Hall of Fame, please download the application and submit to Valley Forge High School, Alumni Association, 9999 Independence Blvd, Parma Heights, OH 44130. You can also submit the information by emailing patriots@vfalumni.org.

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Inducted 1995

Elise Kummer-Kalika
Class of '74


Inducted 1995

Karen Kircher
Class of '67

Education


Inducted 1995

Muhammed Socirbey
Class of '74

Ambassador of Bosnia
and Herzegovina to the U.N.


Inducted 1995

David Kircher, Ph.D.
Class of '65

Education


Inducted 1995

David W. Toetz
Class of '70


Inducted 1995

Catherine Matejka
Class of '69

Performing Arts


Inducted 1995

Robert Soppelsa, Ph.D.
Class of '64

Museum Curator/Director
U.S. Department of
State/ART in Embassies


Inducted 1995

Lynn Needham Heitzman
Class of '66

Education


Inducted 1997

Barb Mucha
Class of '80

Sports Career—Golf

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Inducted 1997

David R. Neiger
Class of '74

Medicine


Inducted 1997

Kenneth E. Smith
Class of '68

Contributions to
Society—Military


Inducted 1997

Louis DiRienzo
VF Faculty

Special Honorary Member


Inducted 1997

Roy A. Mlakar
Class of '68

Sports Career—Hockey


Inducted 1997

Thomas H. Snitch
Class of '72

Contributions to Society-
work with the Federal
Government and charitable
fund raising


Inducted 1999

Gene R. Rodgers
Class of '73

Quadraplegic at 17, International
traveler; specializes in rehab
research and extreme sports

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Inducted 2003

Carol Cooper-Crowe
Class of '65

Medical Career
Specializing in Genetics


Inducted 2003

Robert Clutterbuck
Class of '68

Financial Career &
Contributions to Society


Inducted 2003

Eugene Zayac
Class of '64

Education
First alumnus to return to VF
and teach there for
his entire career


Inducted 2003

Karen Metzler
Class of '69

Contributions to Society,
Int’l Health Care Consultant
for disabilities and mental health


Inducted 2006

Andrew Gissinger
Class of ‘77

Business and Sports (NFL)

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Inducted 2006

James Kovach
Class of ‘74

Business and Sports (NFL)

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Inducted 2006

Coleen Gallagher-Wilson
Class of ‘83

Law and Sports (Track)

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Inducted 2006

Terry Wandt
Class of ‘63

Education and Sports

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Inducted 2007

Lydia Grafinger-Bozeman
Class of ‘64

Author of VF Alma Mater


Inducted 2007

Timothy Dobeck
Class of ‘79

Law Director of Parma,
Community Supporter<

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Inducted 2007

Steele Nowlin
Class of ‘67

Past Principal of VF,
Community Supporter


Inducted 2007

Jim Wohl
Class of ‘66

For His Outstanding
Contribution to VF and
Our Community

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Inducted 2007

Melanie Radlick-Sabelhaus
Class of ‘66

For Her Outstanding
Career in Business
Administration

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Inducted 2007

Karen Shawan
Class of ‘69

For Her Outstanding
Academic Career Serving
Valley Forge and Parma Hts


Inducted 2008

Clark Dugan
Class of ‘67

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Inducted 2009

Donald Reiman
Class of '67

For His Outstanding Law
Career and Service to
the City of Parma, the
Parma and Cleveland Bar
Associations, Tri-C and
the Parma Area Chamber
of Commerce


Inducted 2009

Robert Baisch
Class of ‘65

For His Outstanding Academic
Career Serving Valley Forge
and Parma Hts


Inducted 2010

Quovada S. Bass
Class of ‘92

For His Outstanding
Career in Marketing and
Entrepreunership

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Inducted 2011

Kenneth J. Karbon
Class of '84

For His Outstanding
Engineering Career

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Inducted 2011

Michelle L. Pearsall
Class of '85

For Her Outstanding Literary Accomplishments

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Inducted 2012

Dr. Craig Phillips
Class of '73

For His Outstanding Academic
Career and Service to Parma
Schools.


Inducted 2012

Robert McFarlane
Class of '66

For service as General
Chairman of the Enshrinement
Festival Activities of the Pro
Football Hall of Fame.


Inducted 2016

Stan Parrish
Class of '64


Inducted 2016

Shannon Steinfadt
Class of '96

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Inducted 2017

Dan Walsh
Class of '87

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