The Woodward Alumni Hall of Fame Association
Keary Sarabia Inducted 2020* - Class of 1991
Adversities in Keary’s youth definitely shaped him into the man he is today. Raised in north Toledo’s Polish Village, Keary experienced numerous hardships which have driven his passion to help others avoid the difficulties he dealt with as a young man.
Keary was an outstanding WHS football player, playing on the 1990 City League Championship team, serving as team captain. He received both The Blade’s City League and All-State Honors. His football buddies, Shawn Zaborsk, Chris Jaquillard, Mike Rose and Brian Robinson were among some of his good friends.
While at WHS, Keary credits the late Bob Leonard, WHS Assistant Principal, as someone who made a difference in his life...Mr. Leonard saw something in Keary that he, himself could not see.
After graduating from WHS he attended The University of Toledo and College of the Desert. The
hardships Keary experienced in his 20’s helped to turn his life around and eventually became the catalyst for him to do the same for others as a Chemical Dependency Counselor. In 2013, Keary and his WHS football teammate, Brian Robinson, created the RFS Behavioral Health Agency. This school-based agency offers mental health and addition services to at-risk youth in 82 schools in 14 northwest Ohio school districts.
Keary serves on the Boards of numerous organizations and sponsors local, worthy causes, including Woodward. What Bob Leonard did for him, he now does for others - encouraging and helping kids to achieve goals leading to a better future.
Keary has a daughter, Abigail, a step-son Jai Decembly, granddaughter, Kimore Decembly, and is engaged to Janetta Stoiber.
*Induction Ceremony postponed until October 2021 due to the pandemic