AVERY EHOVE Career Center honored the following staff members who are retiring.
David Eungard, of Norwalk, retired as carpentry instructor after 17 years at EHOVE. Eungard graduated from Western Reserve High School in 1960. He attended Oberlin School of Commerce and in 1962 went to work for the Wakeman Bank Co. In 1969 he started working for Leon Riley Excavating Company. In 1979 he started his own company and worked until 1990 as a building contractor, building residential homes in the area. In 1990 he started teaching at EHOVE.
While at EHOVE he received the Good Apple award. He and his wife, Julie, who works at EHOVE, have been married for 13 years. He has two sons, Todd and Brad and one daughter, Susan. All are married and have given him six grandchildren. He has two stepchildren, Mike and Elizabeth who are currently in college.
Eungard likes to play golf, travel and work with wood. He has no definite plans for retirement but plans on a trip to Germany to visit his son and family in June.
Larry Frisce, of Berlin Heights, retired as government instructor after 13 years at EHOVE. Frisce graduated from Westlake High School in 1967, attending Lorain County Community College and San Antonio College through 1969 when he joined the U.S. Navy. As a paratrooper, he completed a four-year tour of duty that took him to the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, and Italy, after which he enrolled at Cleveland State University and earned his bachelor of science in education degree in 1976. He later attended Ashland University to earn a master of education degree.
He started his teaching career in 1976 as substitute teacher in Olmsted Falls, and was hired by the South Central school district in 1977 to teach American history, government and economics to students in grades 10, 11, and 12. He remained at South Central until 1994 when he came to EHOVE Career Center. During that time, he coached football for 16 years, track for four years and was a basketball scorekeeper. He was also a member of the Greenwich Village Council for 11 years.
While at EHOVE, Frisce was named Teacher of the Year in 1996. He and his wife, Beth, who teaches at South Central, have been married 29 years. Their daughter is also in the teaching profession and their son, who completed EHOVE's engineering college tech prep program, is pursuing a teaching career.
School nurse Pauline Madzia of Norwalk retired after 25 years. Employed by the Erie County Health Department, Madzia has been at EHOVE since 1982. During that time, she has helped provide nursing services and educational seminars for students and staff. Before coming to EHOVE, Madzia was with Barnesville Hospital in southeastern Ohio, the Barnsville Medical Center, Dr. John Brown, and Fisher-Titus Medical Center. She was also the Project Director for the Migrant Regional Clinic in Norwalk.
Madzia graduated from the Wheeling Hospital School of Nursing in West Virginia and has a bachelor's degree in Nursing from Bowling Green State University/Medical College of Ohio. In 2004, she was nominated into the "Manchester Who's Who Among Executive and Professional Women in Nursing and Healthcare."
She lives in Norwalk with her husband, Charles. They have three grown children, one of whom is an emergency room nurse.