Richard Michael Morelli, 78, of Clubhouse Drive, West Middlesex, died Monday (Dec. 2, 2019) at his home.
He was born on Sept. 15, 1941, in New Castle, a son of Michael Eurilio and Annabelle (Cherol) Morelli.
He was married to Michelle Anne (Watkins) Morelli on Oct. 24, 1986; she survives in West Middlesex.
Mr. Morelli was co-owner and operator of Morelli and Sons Beer Distributor for more than 30 years and then was owner of Shenango Beverage in Farrell for a number of years. He retired from Ward Trucking as a salesman after several years.
Richard was an avid golfer and a Steelers, Pirates and Pitt Panthers football fan. He also loved spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by: four children, Michael Anthony Morelli and his wife Judy of New Castle, Richard Ralph Morelli and his wife Amy of Gibsonia, Marcie Lynn Vanasco and her husband Ron of New Castle and Christine Marie Morelli and her husband Jared Bailey of Brooklyn, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Michael A. Morelli, Jr., Lauren Quattro, Frank Quattro, Nicholas Quattro, Alyssa Keller and Kimberly Morelli; one great-granddaughter, Mila Keller; his sister-in-law, Sandra Morelli of New Castle; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Michael Thomas Morelli.
Richard Michael, 78, of West Middlesex.
Calling hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (12-4-19) at the WILLIAM F. AND ROGER M. DECARBO FUNERAL HOME, 926 Cunningham Ave., New Castle, and 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday (12-5-19) at Good Shepard Church, 3613 Sharon Road, West Middlesex. Online condolences can be sent to www.williamrogerdecarbo.com.
Mass of Christian burial: 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with Father Glenn Whitman of Good Shepard officiating.
Burial: St. Vitus Cemetery in New Castle.
Published on December 2, 2019