Steve Honzo

Steve Honzo

Birth
Palmerton, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 17 Aug 1996 (aged 78)
Deerfield Beach, Broward County, Florida, USA
Burial Palmerton, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 8010132 · View Source
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Husband of Mary C. (Vlossak) Honzo. He was a longtime NCAA basketball referee working games mostly in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Eastern College Athletic Conference and Ivy League over his 35 year career. He worked many NCAA and NIT tournament games including the NCAA Final 4 Championship Game in 1965 (UCLA over Michigan), 1966 (Texas Western over Kentucky), and 1968 (UCLA over North Carolina). He was presented the coveted NIT Officials Award for career achievement in 1995. He was also inducted into the Lehigh Valley Basketball Hall of Fame (1984) and the Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame.
Billy Packer, CBS TV analyst, proclaims “A referee’s referee. Honzo has set a standard by which all other officials should be judged. He was unmatched in his day, 1944-1979. ” He was a semi-professional Penn Jersey League, ECAC 1955, ACC Southern and Southeast Conference, Big 5, NIT Finals, 1959, and a NCAA Final 4 official an unprecedented 7 times. He is a member of the Basketball Officials Hall of Fame.


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  • Created by: Decal
  • Added: 22 Oct 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8010132
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Steve Honzo (11 Oct 1917–17 Aug 1996), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8010132, citing Sacred Heart New Cemetery, Palmerton, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Decal (contributor 46534001) .