Gary Blockus

Gary Blockus

Gary R. Blockus has lived in the Lehigh Valley and been a sports writer for The Morning Call  for more than 30 years, but is most proud of being the father of a daughter and son. He has covered the gamut of sports, including two Olympic Games, two Super Bowls, the Philadelphia Flyers for 18 years, the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Giants, the New York Jets, cycling, soccer and wrestling at all levels from youth to World Cup and Olympic, and, most recently the outdoors.

He and his wife Lois have two children who have worn braces. Their son Jared was born with a bilateral cleft palate and had special orthodontic needs. This daughter Marissa is a “test tube” baby, so he understands the desire of parents who hope to improve the quality of life for their children.