First Friday Club of Akron
August 2 @ 11:00 am
Father Dave Halaiko
- The History of the Churches of Akron
August 2, 2019 – doors open at 11:00 AM
532 W. Market St. Akron 44303
Father Dave Halaiko was born in Akron, Ohio in 1941 He attended Catholic elementary and high schools, Borromeo College and St Mary Seminary. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1967. After serving at St Ann, Cleveland Hts, St Mark, Cleveland and St Paul, Akron, he was sent by Bishop James Hickey to establish a new parish, Nativity of the Lord Jesus, in Springfield Township.
He retired in 2017 and is in residence at St Vincent, Akron. He has a licence for guiding in Israel and he has led pilgrimages there and to Italy, Greece and Turkey. He is the author of a guide book for Israel and coauthor with Mike Aquilina of an updated version of that guide book. He also created a photographic book of Akron area Catholic and Orthodox churches. He is a member of the Summit County Historical Society, Progress Through Preservation, The Cascade Locks Association and he was a member of the Cleveland Diocese Building Commission.