Victor P. Morelli, age 80, of 315 Ash St., Ridgway, died Thursday morning. Jan. 19, 2012, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 17, 1931 in Kersey, son of the late Lino and Mary (Tamburlin) Morelli. He married Angela M. Ambrosia on June 20, 1953, she survives.
He had resided in Ridgway for 44 years and was a former Brockport resident. He was a graduate of the Kersey High School. He was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, St. Leo Men's Choir, St. Leo Usher, the Ridgway Fire Department - Second Ward Hose Company, the Elks, the American Legion Post #208, the Ridgway Little League, an American Legion Umpire, a filmer for Ridgway football, a past president of the Elker Touchdown Club; an assistant Union Steward at Keystone Carbon, a member of the Elk County Cursillo, a member of Scottish Heights Golf Club, a member of the Holy Name Society at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Brandy Camp, and a voter poll worker for six years.
Vic enjoyed going to the casino, golfing, hunting, fishing and following the Elker football and baseball teams. He was the official cook for the hunters at the Tamburlin Camp.
He served in the U.S. Army as a Master Sergeant during the Korean Conflict and had been an instructor at NCO in Germany. Vic had been employed at Keystone Carbon for 30 years and as an ITEC instructor for 10 years.
Surviving besides his wife is one son, Mark J. Morelli and his wife Cynthia of Ridgway; two grandchildren, Brianna and Katy; one brother, Louis Morelli of Kersey; one sister, Betty Rutigliano and her husband Anthony of Ridgway; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Morelli.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Victor P. Morelli will be celebrated at St. Leo Catholic Church on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Fr. Brian E. Vossler, Pastor of St. Leo Catholic Church. Military Honors will be accorded by the Ridgway Servicemen's Burial Detail. Burial will follow at St. Leo Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.