911 Memorial

The names of the union tradesmen in the picture wearing their hard hats are left to right: Bull Smith, Iron Worker, LU 17 Buck White, Iron Worker, LU 17 Mark Lesner, Architect Rob Scheithauer, Elyria Township Trustee, Sheet Metal Worker, LU 33, Project        Manager Mark Winfree, Carpenter, LU 373 Jeff Jones, Carpenter, LU 435 Greg Ortega, Carpenter, LU 435 Mike Berish, Electrician, LU 129 Rob Scheithauer Jr., Sheet Metal Worker, LU 33 Bo Davis, Electrician, LU 129/CCF Frank Lubich, Resident, Sidewalk Superintendent Not pictured: Bubbles Bobrowski, Labor/Concrete Finisher, LU 758 & Brick Layers & Allied Crafts LU 5 John Novak, Labor/Concrete Finisher, LU 758
The names of the union tradesmen in the picture wearing their hard hats are left to right:
Bull Smith, Iron Worker, LU 17
Buck White, Iron Worker, LU 17
Mark Lesner, Architect
Rob Scheithauer, Elyria Township Trustee, Sheet Metal Worker, LU 33, Project Manager
Mark Winfree, Carpenter, LU 373
Jeff Jones, Carpenter, LU 435
Greg Ortega, Carpenter, LU 435
Mike Berish, Electrician, LU 129
Rob Scheithauer Jr., Sheet Metal Worker, LU 33
Bo Davis, Electrician, LU 129/CCF
Frank Lubich, Resident, Sidewalk Superintendent
Not pictured:
Bubbles Bobrowski, Labor/Concrete Finisher, LU 758 & Brick Layers & Allied Crafts LU 5
John Novak, Labor/Concrete Finisher, LU 758

Elyria Township received a piece of steel from the Twin Towers in New York City. A 911 Memorial is being built to honor all who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 in New York, Pennsylvania and the Pentagon. Elyria Township was one of 1,500 entities that received a piece of steel from the Twin Towers. This Memorial is being constructed at the Rowland Nature Preserve, 7475 Murray Ridge Road in Elyria Township.

A 911 Committee was formed and consists of Doug Skladan, Barb Scheithauer, Darlene Krausher, Tom Ivancic, Rob Scheithauer, Brian Bell and Carl Snezek, Treasurer. They helped with the design, construction and fund raising.

The Elyria Township 911 Memorial Committee broke ground for the construction of the Memorial on June 21, 2014 and on June 23rd construction began.  Seventy (70) working days later, the Memorial was completed.  The dedication was held on September 28, 2014.  Present at the dedication were the American Legion Honor Guard, Post 12, the Golden Crescent Chorus and the Cleveland Firefighters Pipes and Drums.   There were just over 200 people in attendance on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

Mark Lesner, Architect, from Amherst, Ohio, donated his time and skills to design the Memorial.  The free labor was supplied by mostly retired union skilled tradesmen.  There were two iron workers, three carpenters, two labor/concrete finishers, two sheet metal workers, and two electricians.

The Memorial water fall pump comes on at 9 a.m. and shuts off at 9:30 p.m.  All the lighting works with a dusk to dawn sensor.  We will be taking out the water meter and the water fall pump for the winter months on October 20th.
Please come out in the evening to view the Memorial at night.  Paver brick sales will be on going and the order form is here or you can get one at the Memorial site.  A 4″ x 8″ paver is $60.00, with three lines of text and an 8″ x 8″ brick is $110.00 with six lines of text.  We have room for 198 more paver bricks. Once all the bills are paid, the paver money and donations will go into a fund to maintain the Memorial.Doug Skladan, Chairman; Carl Snezek, Treasurer;
Tom Ivancic, Darlene Krausher,
Barb Scheithauer, Brian Bell, and
Rob Scheithauer.

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Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipe and Drum members, from left, Sherry Rouse, of Avon, John Murphy, a retired New York City firefighter who lives in Hudson, and Kelly Davis, of Mayfield Heights, check out the piece of steel from one of the World Trade Center towers that stands in the middle of the 9/11 Memorial after Sunday’s dedication ceremony at Rowland Nature Preserve in Elyria Township. ANNA NORRIS / CHRONICLE
Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipe and Drum members, from left, Sherry Rouse, of Avon, John Murphy, a retired New York City firefighter who lives in Hudson, and Kelly Davis, of Mayfield Heights, check out the piece of steel from one of the World Trade Center towers that stands in the middle of the 9/11 Memorial after Sunday’s dedication ceremony at Rowland Nature Preserve in Elyria Township. ANNA NORRIS / CHRONICLE

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Steel from the World Trade Center
Steel from the World Trade Center

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Committee Members  left to right are Barb Scheithauer, Rob Scheithauer, Doug Skladan, Darlene Krausher, Mark Lesner and Tom Ivancic. Not pictured, Carl Snezek.
Committee Members left to right are Barb Scheithauer, Rob Scheithauer, Doug Skladan, Darlene Krausher, Mark Lesner and Tom Ivancic. Not pictured, Carl Snezek.

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