FORCHETTI, MD, JOHN

JOHN FORCHETTI, MD
                                               
Inducted:  May 18, 2003 in Merrillville, IN                    
                                                                                  
Date of Birth:  January 23, 1937 in Chester, PA

High School Attended:  St. James, Chester  Graduated:  1954

College Attended:  Villanova University Jefferson  Graduated:  1962

Professional Career:  Team physician for Chesterton HS since 1965; has served over the years at both home and away games; even after he began residency at Rush Medical College in Chicago to become a cardiologist, he continued to provide medical services for the school corporation.

Special Recognition:  Medical doctor with the Navy 1963-1965; in mid 1970's, he and other community leaders raised funds and built a YWCA where fitness, swimming, and other programs were established in 1977; he established the PACE program for lifestyle modifications for cardiac patients with an emphasis on physical fitness; has run 3 Boston Marathons and 5 Chicago Marathons; still runs nearly every day.

(Updated December 2010)