Life Members are active members who have rendered unusual service to the Society. Life Membership is granted by a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors.  Life members pay no dues and have all the obligations and privileges of an active member.

Honorary Members are those persons whom the Society desires to honor because of their demonstrated interest in and/or contributions to the Society. Honorary Membership is granted by a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors.  Honorary Members pay no dues and have all the privileges and obligations of active members except the right to vote or hold office.

Nomination Process: Any OSRT active member may electronically submit an application for a nominee. The deadline for submission is January 15 each year. The Board of Directors will vote on the nominee at its January board meeting. Nominees will be notified of the outcome and the award will be presented at the Honors Banquet during the OSRT Annual Meeting. The nominee must meet the criteria listed above.  Nominate a new Life or Honorary Member

Current Life and Honorary Members

Rubygrant Pennell, R.T., Columbus OH* May 30, 1955 Boston, MA
Mary E. Adkins, R.T., Lima OH* October 4, 1958 Columbus, OH
Mildred Jacobi Ridgeway, R.T., Toledo OH* September 30, 1961 Toledo, OH
David G. Shields, R.T., Highland Hts. OH* September 30, 1961 Toledo, OH
Elizabeth M. Broadhurst, R.T., Akron OH* October 6, 1973 Toledo, OH
Ray L. Berg, R.T., Columbus OH* October 4, 1975 Cincinnati, OH
Roy E. Bell, R.T., FASRT, Salem OH* October 4, 1980 Sandusky, OH
Joan L. Parsons, R.T., Massillon OH October 5, 1985 Columbus, OH
Rose Fitz, R.T., Zanesville OH* October 1, 1988 Independence, OH
W. Jay Huston, R.T.* November 9, 1990 Dayton, OH
William Thomas, R.T., Euclid OH* October 10, 1992 Akron, OH
Nancy Dome-Hatfield, R.T., Toledo OH October 9, 1993 Mansfield, OH
Philip W. Ballinger, R.T., Columbus OH March 30, 1998 Columbus, OH
William Lee Shadle, R.T., Dayton OH* March 30, 1998 Columbus, OH
Denise E. Moore, R.T., Bellbrook OH April 20, 2002 Columbus, OH
Nina K. Kowalczyk, R.T., FASRT, April 26, 2003 New Albany OH
Francine Knutson Todd, R.T., Huron OH* April 23, 2005 Cincinnati, OH
Linnea Hopewell, R.T., Newark, OH April 8, 2016 Warrensville Hts, OH
Sheryl Bacon, RT(R) April 7, 2017 Columbus, OH
Julie Gill, RT(R) April 7 2017 Columbus, OH
Deborah O'Mellan, R.T. April, 2018 Cincinnati, OH
Angie Arnold, R.T. April, 2019 Worthington, OH
Jay Ball, RT(R) May, 2020 Willoughby, OH
Tricia Leggett, DHEd, R.T.(R) (QM), Bowerston, OH April, 2023 Worthington, OH


Laura Kahle, R.T., Cincinnati, OH* September 23, 1951
Clark Warren, Royal Oak, MI* March 3, 1957
Mary C. Zarlengo, Wooster, OH* October 9, 1965
Roland C. McGowan, R.T., Minneapolis MN* October 8, 1971
Kenneth Lutz, R.T., West Chester, PA* September 29, 1979
James Curry, M.D., Mansfield, OH* June 16, 1982
John Schloss, R.T., Lansdown, PA* October 2, 1982
Elsie Thomas, Fort Myers, FL October 10, 1992
Joseph Fodor III, R.T., FASRT, Mason OH April 21, 2007
Robert Todd, Huron OH April 21, 2007
Fred Vierow, Attorney-at-Law, Columbus, OH January 11, 2014
Jonathan Mazel, MS, RRA, RT(R)* April 5, 2018
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