Mary Blank Szekely

Profile Updated: March 31, 2011
Mary Blank
Residing In: Vermilion, OH USA
Spouse/Partner: Jim Szekely
Occupation: Netword Administrator
Children: I have three children, Noreen Krachko, 30, married and living in Parma, Ohio; Gabe Ananea, 27, single More…and living in Mentor on the Lake, Tony Ananea, 25 and living in Mentor.
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My latest is that I have married again. I am now Mrs. Jim Szekely, and I live on a 100 acre farm in Vermilion, Ohio. My birthday present from my husband was 50 baby chicks!

It's nice to find this site and to find info on my old friends and peers from school!

After high school I went to the Ohio School of Broadcast Technique in Cleveland and met my future husband, Nick Ananea, class of 1975, Bedford. We both attended the University of Akron for a while; he graduated. I worked for WKYC-TV in Cleveland, then moved to Canton and worked for WHBC-AM & FM as a broadcast engineer.

Nick and I married and had the kids. He had a heart problem and passed away suddenly at the age of 27, while I was pregnant with our youngest. I had Tony in Ohio, then 5 weeks later moved the family to Phoenix, AZ where we lived for 11 years. I got a full music scholarship to Arizona State University and attended in the 80's.

I decided to move back to Ohio in 1996 and moved to Mentor with the kids. I got a job at Wickliffe Country Place nursing center as a medical records technician. I attended Lakeland Community College during that time and then took a job with the Euclid City Schools as a pc technician, later in network administration. Still playing the horn after 40+ years with the University Heights Symphonic Band, Lakeland Civic Orchestra, and the Euclid Symphony. I live with 2 dogs, 2 cats, and my son Tony.

Along with working and playing the horn, I also am involved with taking pictures and posting bios on I am a member of the Ohio Cemetery Alliance too. I'd love to hear from old friends!

School Story:

I remember the fun of playing flute at Coventry Elementary, and having Joyce Hastert, Elizabeth Buck, and Joyce Cohen as good friends.

I had a crush on Mr. White at Roosevelt, where I sparred with Francis Sweeney in the horn section (also Howard McGillicuddy in band). We all had crushes on "Ace" Mona in the sax section in band. Remember the blue band uniforms with the white braid?

Heights was great, I remember band camp, band and orchestra tours, Edie Parran, Benita Hofstetter, Ray Gusky, Francis (again). My senior solo and winning the Hall of Fame award. I'm still in contact with my old teacher Carol Stafinski, and we play together at Lakeland.

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