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Habat, John

Community Leader, Polka Booster (1920)

John Habat comes from a family that always has been involved in Slovenian culture and music in the Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland. His brother Eddie Habat is in the Polka Hall of Fame, and his father John was president of the Collinwood Slovenian Home.
As a founding trustee of the National Cleveland Polka Hall of Fame, John devoted many hours and served 12 years on the board, and as the curator for the Polka Museum.
A teacher for 36 years in Euclid schools, John is enshrined in the Euclid Sports Hall of Fame.
In the community, he has been recognized for his leadership roles as president of the Federation of Slovenian Homes, the Collinwood Slovenian Home, and the Holmes Hall Pensioners Club.

John was named Slovenian Man of the Year in 1989.

Founding Trustee
November 29, 2003

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