In the center of Fairport Harbor Memorial Park stands one of the finest honor rolls in the State of Ohio, honoring the heroes of World Wars I and II. Dedicated on Sunday, November 26, 1944, twenty seven panels, each with evening lighting capability surround this circular memorial. Name plates are in alphabetical order without rank or title. As Memorial Day weekend looms, we list and remember the Fairporters who gave their lives for their country.
Fairport Harbor's Roll of Honor
World War I Dead
John E. Cooper
August M. Luoto
Thomas A. Praskis
World War II Dead
Robert G. Aho Edwin A. Manninen Joseph T. Svigel
John B. Bodak Donald W. Mattson John J. Toth Jr.
Arthur B. Congos Leighton P. McCormick Steven Urban
Delmar Gray William S. Ode Toivo Wasara
Wilho Hill David J. Orris
George E. Katila Adelbert E. Pohto
Albert G. Kiikka Daniel J. Reboczi
Norman R. Luoma Arthur R. Sekki
Oswald E. Mackey Arnold W. M. Stuuri
Source - The Story of Fairport - July 1946 No listing is ever 100% complete, if an omission has been made please let us know. Watch for the names of those Fairporters who served in the Korea, Vietnam, and recent wars on terror. They will be remembered in a blog this coming November.