Ronald Marchetti

Category
2015
About This Inductee

Ron began his TV career on Channel-13 in Hazelton 22 years ago as a host of two shows that he created in August of 1994 – “Trivia Treats” on every Monday and “Short Shots” on every Friday. He has completed over 2,200 segments of his very successful TV experience, which continues to be extremely popular. Many views request copies of his shows, especially former athletes from Hazleton area. Ron was Sports Editor for Panorama Magazine for over 26 years (1984-2010) and is considered by many old-times as the heart, soul and voice of sports in the Hazelton region. He has played in the Hazleton fast and slow patches leagues during the 1960’s and 70’s, while coaching in Little League baseball and CYO basketball. Ron is a past president of the Hazelton Quarterback Club and has been an active member for the last 46 years. He has written two local Sports magazines – “HHS Football Through the Year’” in 1972 and “My Best Shots” in 1995. He also designed and wrote the final Hazleton High School souvenir program and football yearbook “Forever Blue” in 1991. That publication received outstanding reviews by athletes and educators through the area. The book included all team and individual records while listing every letterman who ever played for the Hazleton Mountaineers. Ron has designed every Hazleton and Hazleton area football program cover for the past 33 years. He received the “Ray Saul Sports Legend” award in 2009 and was inducted in to the Greater Hazleton Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. He is a U.S. Army veteran and continues to write Trivia Treat articles for the Standard Speaker newspaper and he also writes a monthly sports column in the “Freeland Progress” magazine. He is presently president of the Hazleton Historical Society and an officer on the board of directors for the Hazleton Area Sports Hall of Fame. Ron and his wife Christine celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary this past April. They have four children (daughters Lisa, Robin and Terri and son Randy) and seven grandchildren.