Family News

What’s going on with the family? Have news you would like to share? Send us info about reunions, milestones, the passing of a loved one, marriages or a new business venture. We’ll pin it here on our virtual bulletin board! Send to

September 16, 2017: Congratulations to Bailey Reeves and Travis Mount on their marriage. Bailey is the granddaughter of Bill Genetti of Hazleton, PA.

August 2017: Chris Genetti, son of Bill Genetti, has announced that he is running for Sheriff of Lancaster County, PA. Chris was selected by the Democratic party to compete for ex-Sheriff Mark Reese’s vacant seat. The election will be held in November.

August 12, 2017: Robert Harry Pettis, age 92, passed away on August 12th in Washington state. He is the grandson of Erminia Enrica Genetti and Emanuel Maria Recla.

May 2017: Congratulations to Pierce and Colleen Reeves on the birth of their daughter, Quinn Abigail. Little Quinn is the great-granddaughter of Bill Genetti of Hazleton, PA.

September 29, 2016: We welcome the birth of little Gino Joseph Genetti, a descendant of the Illinois Genetti family. See blog post “A New Leaf on the Family Tree!”

September 5, 2016: Our Genetti Family Reunion made the news! The Standard-Speaker (Hazleton, PA) published a lengthy article entitled: “Business a family affair for Genetti clan”. It details our family history and businesses in Hazleton, and notifies the community about our Genetti Family Reunion to be held in October 2016. Click here to read the complete article.

February 28, 2016: Attention all Genetti cousins! A Genetti Family Reunion has just been scheduled for Oct. 7-9, 2016 at the Genetti Ballrooms in Hazleton, PA. Watch this website for details!

February 20, 2016: Nick Genetti has announced his engagement to Sara Fuchs. Nick is the son of Tom Genetti and a descendant of Vernon and Vigilio Genetti of Illinois. Vigilio, Nick’s great-grandfather, was born in Castelfondo. A September 2017 wedding is planned. Congrats to Nick and Sara!

January 24, 2016: Congratulations to Kari Ann Roripaugh and Nolan Quinn on the birth of their son Jameson Michael Quinn. Kari Ann is the great great-granddaughter of Angela Maddalena Genetti of Pennsylvania.

December 20, 2015: Elaine White Young passed away on Dec. 20th. She was the wife of Arthur Young. Arthur is the son of Rita Genetti and grandson of Leon and Angeline Genetti. (see Tributes)

November 18, 2015: Congratulations to Katherine Marie Simpson and Donnie Fuller on the birth of a healthy baby girl! Katherine is the great great-granddaughter of Angela Maddalena Genetti.

July 14, 2015: Congratulations to Patrick and Cassandra (Hancharick) Genetti of Sugarloaf, PA on the birth of a healthy baby daughter! Patrick is the youngest son of Bill Genetti of Hazleton, PA.

April 7, 2015 – Congratulations to Pierce and Colleen Reeves on the birth of their new baby girl, Blair Victoria Reeves. Pierce is the son of Lynn Genetti Reeves and the grandson of Bill Genetti of Hazleton, Pennsylvania.

March 13, 2015 – Congratulations to Frank and Elizabeth Bozek on the birth of their new baby boy, Brody. Frank is the son of Valeria Genetti Bozek and the grandson of Gus Genetti of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

February 23, 2015 – Bill Genetti of Hazleton, Pennsylvania announces the sale of his hotel, Best Western Genetti Inn & Suites, and a much deserved retirement after 65 years in the hotel and banquet business. Bill’s son, Patrick, will take over the catering and event operations of the business. Click here to read article.

February 14, 2015: Rosemary Hayden Handley passed away at the age of 77. She was the daughter of Leona Genetti and Casper Hayden. Rosemary was also the granddaughter of Rafael Genetti and Lucia Zambotti.

October 11, 2014 – Patrick Francis Genetti marries Cassandra Marie Hancharick at the Best Western Genetti Inn & Suites Banquet Hall in Hazleton, Pennsylvania.

September 23, 2014 – Marie A. Genetti, 86, wife of Leon Genetti passed away in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. (see Tributes)

August 27, 2014 – Deputy Chief Patrick Genetti of Sugarloaf Township Volunteer Fire Department makes the news! Click here to watch video.

August 7, 2014 – Patricia Genetti marries Michael Fucheck at the Genetti Hotel and Convention Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

August 3, 2014 – Congratulations to Jacque and Mike Sullivan on the birth of their son, named Declan. Jacque is the daughter of Gus Genetti of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

August 3, 2014 – Carmen Genetti Is a Finalist

June 22, 2014 – Gus Genetti in the News


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