The Bay Village Foundation to honor residents with bronze plaques in annual Memorial Day observance

The Bay Village Foundation will honor Russell D. Brill, Henry and Betty Laub, Gerald and Joyce Maurer, Wayne A. and Jeanne M. Reese and Jean and Julius Zajac, with permanent bronze memorial plaques to be installed at the T. Richard Martin Memorial Bridge in Cahoon Park on Monday, May 28. The program will take place at Cahoon Park North under the tent following the city’s Memorial Day observance at the gazebo. Friends of the families and the public are invited to attend the annual ceremony and view the plaques currently installed on the footbridge, along with the new memorials.

Bay High soloist Natalie Surdy will sing “The Water is Wide” as part of the dedication ceremony. Megan Evans (violin I), Abigail Cho (violin II), Christina Randazzo (viola), Emily Boggess (cello) and Lillian Graber (bass) of the Bay High Honors String Quartet, will also perform.

The Foundation will also announce the recipients of its the annual grants during the program, and will award four scholarships to Bay students this year (an increase from three in previous years), including the T. Richard Martin Memorial Scholarship that is funded by a gift from the Martin family.

The Bay Village Foundation has been creating a beautiful way to remember loved ones for 17 years. The Village Foundation Bronze Plaque Program was established as a way for families and friends to give permanent recognition to Bay citizens in one central place. Donors that contribute $2,500 or more may request a plaque to honor the life and work of Bay Village residents, living or deceased.

For more information about The Bay Village Foundation estate planning, the grant application process or contributions towards a plaque, please call 440- 899-3490. Applications for scholarships and guidelines for grant proposals are available at

Elizabeth Milli

Board of Trustees for The Bay Village Foundation

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Volume 10, Issue 10, Posted 9:37 AM, 05.15.2018