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Veteran Tacoma baseball employee to be remembered at Cheney service

A memorial service will be held this weekend for Ronald Zollo, the longest-tenured employee in the history of Tacoma minor-league baseball, who died Dec. 31.

He was 70.

Zollo, a Hudson’s Bay High School and Portland State University graduate, was the first employee hired by then-Tacoma Twins owner Stan Naccarato and served 23 seasons with the organization from 1972-94.

A former assistant general manager, Zollo mostly oversaw marketing and promotions, and was the longtime Cheney Stadium public address announcer.

Zollo was also the public address announcer for the Goodwill Games in 1990.

Zollo’s memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Summit Club at Cheney Stadium.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Zollo’s name can be made to any local food bank or animal shelter.