Our vision at Cuyahoga County is to have every father in the county have a productive positive relationship with his children because FATHERS MATTER.

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Fathers Hall of Fame

David Timm    Birth Date: -1957

“He is the best father that ever existed. He has shown my brothers and I that he will always be there for us no matter what and has told us to no end how much he loves us and is proud of us. I can tell him anything and know that I will receive honest, constructive criticism without being judged and will always be accepted for who I am.”                                                                   

Natalie Karn

Charles Whitman Jones   Birth Date: -2016

"Dad was my hero and the best man at my wedding - what more need be said?"

Peter Lawson Jones  

Dr. Eugene J. Jordan

"My father encouraged my two siblings and I to dream and with hard work and determination your dreams can become a reality. He is the proud father of Dr. Joy A. Jordan, Dentist and East Cleveland City Council President; Lt. Colonel Dr. Martin E. Jordan, Dentist and Lt. Colonel US Air Force stationed in Korea and Dr. Michael W. Jordan Medical Doctor/ Psychiatrist Arizona." He often repeated this quote at our family gatherings:  "Dreamers are those that dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make their dreams come true."        

Dr. Joy A. Jordan  

Melvin Carr  Birth Date:  -1949

“He was the best dad a girl could have.  As an only child he was not just my dad but my brother and friend at times.  I miss him very much and know that he is gone in body not spirit.  I will always love my dad.  I thank God for lending him to me for just a little while.”  

Teresa Martin 

Marion Eugene Grimes Sr.  Birth Date: -1921

“My dad was simply the greatest father in the world with a passion for taking care of his family. Everything that I know about being an involved, responsible and loving father for my children I learned from him.” 

Aldonis Grimes 

Ed Kocinski  Birth Date: -1925

My Dad, Ed Kocinski, is my model for unconditional love, honesty and treating others with kindness and respect.    He has always been a devoted father and grandfather.   My Dad is the grandpa who came over with lunch every time one of our daughters called to say “Grandpa, I ‘m home sick from school”.  Never once did he tell them he was too busy.  He would leave his office and bring over whatever was requested for lunch; usually something on the non-healthy foods list!   A card game or two would follow lunch and they would always feel better by the time he left.  Now that my dad is older and frail, it is wonderful to see our older daughter take over dinner and dessert and remind him always that he did that for her and more.  I love my Dad for the wonderful father and grandfather he is.  I am the woman I am because of him.

Sandi Hoch

Seth Judge Cowan Birth Date: -1943

“In memory of my Dad. It's been 6 years and I miss him very much. I just want to share the value of a father. Fathers come in all shapes and sizes. Dads become our friends and mentors. There are men who will do whatever it takes to make sure they have an impact on the family legacy. My dad wasn't perfect, but he was my best friend and he was a real "DAD". He made sure he took care of home. He taught me all those things that most little girls want a daddy to do. We would talk for hours, he was a good cook, and he would go out of his way to help anyone who needed him. He was a gentleman all the time. "Nicky", as everyone used to call him, made the "Best Ribs and Sauce in Cleveland". So today I am forever "Daddy's Girl".”

Tansy Cowan

Darnell Aniton Birth Date: -1970

I have a father here at the school that is a good candidate for the Fathers Hall of Fame. His name is Darnell Aniton. His child is in kindergarten and he walks his child to school everyday and helps out in the building. He is a professional barber and is offering to do free hair cuts for 20 students. He recently joined our Parent Advisory Committee and is very involved with the school.

Doris Wright, Family Liaison
R.H. Jamison @ Moses Cleveland