The Holy Name High School community would like to express their deepest sympathies on the death of Mr. Eugene T. Krakowiak, who was a legend in Holy Name’s history.  Our prayers are with the Krakowiak family at this difficult time.

Mr. Krakowiak began his career at Holy Name as an assistant principal in September of 1964.  He became the first lay principal in the Diocese of Cleveland in September of 1968.  He remained the principal until his retirement in June of 1996.  Mr. K was instrumental in relocating Holy Name High School from Harvard and Broadway to Parma Heights.  Many said it could not be done, but Mr. K and a group of dedicated people made it happen.  In

September of 2005, he returned to Holy Name as Administrator of

Institutional Advancement and held this position until December of 2009.  We are grateful for his thirty-six years of selfless service to Holy Name.  Mr. Krakowiak holds a special place in the hearts of those associated with Holy Name High School and he will be truly missed and never forgotten.

Mr. Krakowiak’s funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20 at Saint Columbkille Church on Broadview Road in Parma. To honor Mr. K’s memory, Holy Name has cancelled classes on Tuesday so that faculty, staff and students may attend the funeral mass.  Please reference the death notice in the Plain Dealer for wake times.

Please go to for the Mr. K Memorial Page.