This story was reported in the Akron Beacon Journal on 27 May 2011.

McFall Honored


Former Boston Heights Mayor Raymond McFall, who died last year, has received the 2011 Cliff Skeen Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award is given each year to an outstanding citizen who has dedicated his or her life to performing community service.

County Executive Russ Pry and county Councilman Nick Kostandaras presented the honor to the McFall family during an internal Employee Recognition Day ceremony Wednesday.

"I would like to thank all of the county of Summit officeholders for unanimously selecting my late husband for this prestigious award," McFall's widow, Norma, said. "He would have been extremely honored."

McFall, 77, died in March 2010.

He served as a volunteer fireman for 38 years, mayor for 22 years and councilman for 10 years.

He also was a member of Cuyahoga Falls Moose Lodge 918, FOPA Lodge 68, Hudson American Legion 464, Northfield VFW 6768, the Ohio State Fireman's Association and the Summit County Democratic Party.

McFall was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Skagit from 1949 to 1953.