With gratitude to Marty Tschetter’s community

I wanted to start by thanking you for the beautifully written article about Marty Tschetter and his contributions to Wayne County through his work as the local history librarian at the Goldsboro Public Library. It was a wonderful tribute to the work and research Marty provided, bringing Wayne County and Goldsboro’s history alive.

Local history was his passion, and that shined through with the diversity of programs he shared with the community.

Our family is extremely grateful for the mentorship and friendship that Donna Phillips, the library director who hired Marty, for her continuous support of Marty’s many projects and allowing him the opportunity to steer the conversation in the direction he felt was needed to be heard.

We wish to give a heartfelt thanks to the Library Foundation for establishing the Local History Internship in Marty’s name that will allow students who also share in Marty’s love of public history an opportunity to gain experience while getting paid for their efforts and time.

The love and support the Goldsboro community has showered upon Marty and our family has been overwhelming. We feel blessed that Marty found his people and a community that embraced its past by allowing him to give voice to those who may not have been heard during their life. A generous thank you to the town council of Goldsboro and the county commissioners of Wayne County for the two proclamations that were given to Marty on April 20, recognizing Marty’s contributions and establishing Marty Tschetter Day! Marty felt the love from the community, and he was lifted up by the many cards of support he received.

Our family will forever be tied to Goldsboro, and we are grateful for all those who supported Marty through their friendship and fellowship.

Paul, Aaron, Emily and Rocco Tschetter