Popular Eastwood identities Ron and Gwen Marketo (pictured) celebrated their Diamond Wedding anniversary last week- end with family and friends at Sydney Centrepoint and Eastwood Rugby Club.
The couple were married on December 18, 1954 in Little Flower Church at West Wollongong after meeting in Young and have lived in the Ryde area for the past 55 years. Gwen worked as a governess and with AWA while Ron was a schoolteacher for 42 years. Both were actively involved with Holy Cross College Ryde. They have seven children Maryanne, Bernard, Rhonda, Mike, Jennifer, Chris and David and 12 grandchildren and now reside at Vimiera Retirement Village at Eastwood. Mike Marketo was a powerful rugby league forward with the Balmain Tigers during the 1980s and still commands respect today in the Ryde Eastwood Touch Football Association competition.