Walter Raymond Limbach
Walter R. Limbach is the highest ranking military professional ever to graduate from Lake Township High School. Walter graduated from Hartville High School in 1949. His education continued at Heidelberg College where he lettered in football and received his Bachelor of Arts degree.
From 1951 - 1975 he served in the U.S. Marine Corps , Lt. Col.; Fighter Pilot; 1975-1976: Allegheny Airlines commuter pilot; 1976-1997 Bernard Haldane Associates, Career Management Consultant. Walter had a highly decorated and distinguished career receiving numerous awards, recognitions, and citations.
When reflecting on memories of Hartville High School, Walter relates “Mr. Scott’s chemistry lab, lost football games, double dates (do they still do that?)”
He and his wife Joan reside in Pensacola, Florida. Walter has four children - Cynthia, John and Charles (twins) and Walter Jr. and a total of nine grandchildren.
A 1950 graduate of Uniontown High School, Bruce was active in two sports (all that the school had to offer) - football and basketball and participated in a variety of school activities. Bruce’s mom went to Uniontown School and was a member of the Class of 1917. Bruce’s dad worked at Goodyear where he gained experience in electrical equipment. In 1936 Bruce’s dad opened his own business called Uniontown Electric.
Bruce took over the family business in 1967. Today Uniontown Electric is the oldest business in the same family in the Uniontown area.
Bruce served two years in the army during the Korean War and was stationed in Japan. Bruce married Joann Robertson (Uniontown Class of 1955). Together they have four children and ten grand children.
Bruce’s contribution to his community are numerous. They include formation of Uniontown Alumni Association, past president of Lake Athletic Booster Club, 35-year service Uniontown Fire Department, Campaign chair for school bond issues, Uniontown Park Board, Deacon at Grace United Church of Christ, original member of Lake 1, 2, 3, 4 Committee, member of Lake Local School’s Facility Design Team, leader of Uniontown School Historic Entrance project, 2000 time capsule committee, a 24-year member of Uniontown Lion’s Club, and countless in-kind contributions of electrical work. Bruce said he was known as the town scrounge. His last work, salvaging artifacts from Uniontown School, is a result of many years of work and study.
Mr. Stetler introduced Mr. Heisler as one of the E. F. Huttons of Uniontown.
P. Roger Clay
P. Roger Clay is a member of the last graduating class of Hartville High School - 1957. While in high school Roger was president of his class. Multiple times he lettered in football, basketball, track and baseball. He ran between baseball and track as both events occurred next to one another. Roger also sang in the choir, was in the school play, and worked the “muck farms.”
Roger states “my graduating class had 32 in it of which ten were boys. I felt like it was my school.” Roger attended Mount Union College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1961. After graduation Roger worked as an organic research chemist. Roger states “it is a big title for grease mixer.” He married Patti Brown - a 1958 graduate from Lake High School. Together they have three children - Dan, Chris and Tadd and seven grandchildren.
Roger is the founder/president of Rentwear, Inc. Today the company employs 75 people at its plant on Whipple Avenue. It is the only locally-owned firm that runs a full service textile rental in this area.
As Mr. Stetler arrived in Lake he heard each time he wanted to get something done he was told he should contact Roger Clay.
Roger has long been involved in many community services as well as in national professional associations. Roger says “You have to give back to the community in time, effort and money. That’s what makes the world turn.” - and that attitude has led to his induction into the Lake Wall of Fame.