About Us

The Fairview Area Historical Society is a non-profit tax exempt organization.

All contributions, memorials, etc., are tax deductible.

Kay Lynne Picheco
President
Kay Lynne is a Fairview native and a graduate of Fairview High School. She is the daughter of two teachers, one of whom taught in the Fairview School District.

A graduate of Thiel College in Elementary Education & Sociology, Kay Lynne also holds a Master’s Degree from Edinboro University in Elementary Guidance Counseling.

Kay Lynne taught for ten years each at Elk Valley in the Girard/Lake City school system and at St. Matthew’s Lutheran in Erie before retiring. Her first position on the FAHS board was as secretary.
Pending
Vice President
James Getz
Treasurer
Jim is a native of Fairview whose grandparents first established a vegetable farm here.

He is a graduate of Fairview High School and Edinboro University with a degree in Economics.

Jim also spent some years in the U.S. Air Force. He is retired from the Fairview School District in the position of Controller.

Jim has held the position of treasurer with FAHS for several years.
Pending
Secretary
Pending
Ways and Means
J.R. Freeman
Maintenance
J.R., known by his initials, is an Ohioan and a graduate of The Ohio State University in Mechanical Engineering.

He is a U.S. Army retiree and also is retired from General Electric. He has kept busy by serving on authorities, boards and as a driver and an “attendant” on school buses.

For five years, ending in 2015, J.R. spent many Saturdays working with one other volunteer to transform the second floor of the Sturgeon House into an archive. He has held the position of Maintenance Chairman for several years.
James Bolla Jr.
Board Member at Large
Jim is a native of Erie, graduating from Erie East High School. His interest is in fire-fighting and he holds a degree in Fire Science with a Specialty in Industrial Fire Fighting.

He has an Associate Degree in Heating, Ventilating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration and is employed as a refrigeration specialist, EPA licensed.

Jim has served as Museum Chairman as well as Member-at-Large, both having duties that call upon him to be attentive to and assist with interior and exterior care, assist with various fund-raising and Open House events and to be alert to Fairview memorabilia that appears on the market.
Sabina Freeman
Media Chairman
Sabina is a charter member of FAHS. She is an Ohioan and a graduate of The Ohio State University in Magazine Journalism.

She is retired from EmergyCare Inc., serving as Community Relations Specialist.

Sabina has held many board positions over the years and has researched and written many books and magazine articles on the community’s history.
Bill "Rocky" Rzodliewicz
Genealogist

Bill “Rocky” Rzodkiewicz is a native of Harborcreek, where he graduated from high school. He has a BA in Art from Mercyhurst College and teaches Art at Seneca High School, a position he has held for 22 years. He and his family live in Fairview Township.


Bill enjoys hiking through the woods with his children, often looking for buried artifacts. His first foray into genealogy was for his own ancestors and that interest has grown into helping others.


Bill has been a member of the Society for several years. He accepted the position of Genealogist, his first board appointment, and will be responding to genealogy requests.

Joyce Getz
Hospitality Chairman
Joyce Getz is a native of Fairview and a graduate of Fairview High School. She grew up near the lake and spent her summer mornings picking vegetables for her grandfather's garden stand and her afternoons on the beach.

Joyce is a graduate of Edinboro University in Education and has a Diploma in Nursing. She is retired from the University Hospital of Cleveland.

She has assisted with several fundraisers in the past and is serving in her first official board appointment.