Some of the many tasks to which he devoted time included as a parent volunteer for the Cicero-North Syracuse marching band, President of the C-NS Winterguard parent group and volunteer for the Northstars Winterguard floor crew. In addition to volunteering within the school district, Grethel was an elected Cicero Town Councilman, Town of Cicero Conservative Party Chairman, mentored for the Big Brother Program, volunteered for several years at the St. Rose of Lima Harvest Festival, coached and served as past president of the Cicero Youth Soccer League, founded the Town of Cicero Senior Center in Marketplace Mall and initiated the PEACE luncheon program for Town of Cicero seniors.
On several occasions, Grethel used his artistic talents to benefit the schools and community. In addition to painting the "Young at Heart" mural in the Cicero Senior Center and the "Trolley" mural in the North Syracuse Public Library, Ron also worked on the "Lakshore Leopard" mural at Lakeshore Road Elementary School with another PTO parent volunteer.
Mary P. Bronner, M.D., graduated from Cicero High School in 1980 and received her Bachelor's of Science from Cornell University. She pursued her Doctoral of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. She has become an incredibly accomplished gastrointestinal pathologist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio and a Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic/Lerner College of Medicine of the Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Bronner has had more than 100 professional papers, nine book chapters and editorials published. In addition to her professional publications, she has been involved in dozens of research grants from the National Institute for Health, pharmaceutical organizations and health foundations. Dr. Bronner has had more than 70 speaking engagements, both nationally and internationally.
She is a member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and President of the Rodger C. Haggett Gastrointestinal Pathology Society. Dr. Bronner has been very active as a volunteer for the past 16 years with the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). This is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. From 1993 to 1997 she served on the Board of Trustees of the Washington State Chapter of CCFA and volunteered for many fundraising activities with the group. Additionally, Bronner has performed significant community service with the Greyhound Adoption of Ohio, a rescue group for retired racing greyhounds. She volunteers annually for the group's Canine Fun Days, assists during holiday fundraising events and volunteers at local businesses which are dedicated to helping the group. Mary and her husband Peter Cooley have one daughter, Lauren Cooley and their family has adopted five of the greyhounds over 20 years.