After relocating to Middletown she immersed herself in organizations, holding offices in Middletown Area Federation of Women’s Club and Xi Lambda Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She also started working at Flowers by Roger and became interested in floral and food preparation and opened Flour & Flower, a personalized catering service.
He joined the U.S. Navy and graduated from Wichita State University with a business degree. He went to work in Wichita for NCR’s Accounting Computer Division’s Plant Engineering. His career evolved into telecommunications and network engineering with NCR, Pizza Hut/Pepsico, Lexis-Nexis, and Reynolds & Reynolds. He was a managing partner in TelOptions, LLC, a private consulting firm serving Ohio corporations and government.
The Clareys have been married for 51 years and have six children, 11 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. They are members of Holy Family Parish and Sons of Italy’s Frank D. Vitori Lodge, both in Middletown.
The Charity Ball fundraiser provides money for an endowment fund administered by Atrium Medical Center Foundation for Women’s Health Services. These funds provide screenings and tests, such as mammograms, to local women who need financial assistance.
The Charity Ball has raised more than $1 million.
Those who enjoy a casino challenge will find an opportunity to play black jack and poker that will be staffed by the Middletown Knights of Columbus Council No. 1610 dealers. There will also be a raffle and silent auction items.
Presenting co-sponsors are Start Skydiving and Middletown TubeWorks and the Media Sponsor is Cox Ohio Media.
HOW TO GO
WHAT: 99th Charity Ball
WHEN: 6 p.m. Dec. 7 with social hour and cash bar. Holiday music will be provided by Dick Watson and Kenneth Davis. Dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m. and provided by Two Women in a Kitchen. After dinner, music will be provided by All the Right Tunes.
WHERE: Miami University Middletown Johnston Hall-Miriam Knoll G. Center
HOW MUCH: Cost is $65 per person or $130 per couple; contributing as a Grand Patron $175, includes dinner and dancing for two and a listing in the program. College age students may attend for $30. Participants can pay online: middletowncharityball.eventbrite.com or by check that should be made out to 99th Charity Ball and mailed to Michael Clarey, 4722 Longford Drive, Middletown, Ohio, 45042.