Bailey Bells

The Alumni Association has affectionately dubbed the Parma Senior High bell tower “Bailey Bells” after Lee Bailey, 1929, longtime treasurer of the Association.  The “Bailey Bell Service Award” is given out every two years to alumni that have given at least 10 years of service to the Alumni  Association. The recipients’s name is engraved on a bronze plaque that hangs in the auditorium lobby below the bell tower.  Each initiate is given a bell with his/her name and the year inducted on it.

Pictures from each class can be found in the “Bailey Bell” showcase near the main office.



Lee Bailey-1929—treasurer and board member from 1941


Anthony J. DeMarco-1962–teacher liason, board member, President, Traditions’ newsletter editor

Red Rees-1934–founding member, president

Jerry Siegmeyer-1934–founding member

Don Smerk-1977–president, responsible for getting all data on the computer.


Darlene Wendell DeMarco-1963–reunion chair, auditor, scholarship committee, golf committee, corresponding secretary

Nancy Fedak-1966–capital improvements, golf committee, garden committee, president

Dianna Kall-1978–fundraising chair, corresponding secretary, Vice President, President

Chris Panek Sobolewski–1962–reunion committee, secretary, scholarship chair, golf committee


Carol Lisy Bartel-1954–school secretary, homecoming/winter formal chair, recording secretary, golf committee

Jim Bartel–1950–homecoming/winter formal chair, golf committee

Lou Bentzen-1960–capital improvements, golf chair, homecoming committee

Marilyn Coleman-1953–capital improvements, president, Hall of Fame chair

Gil Fritzsche-1965–principal, garden committee, Hall of Fame chair, Scholarship chair, Veterans’ Day committee and speaker


Bob Funk-1955

Gene Filipow-1957

Bruno Tommasini-1959

Barbara Tomc Filipow-1961