Mr. Patsy J. Morello, 82, of Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in the St. Johns Specialty Care Center at 10:13 pm.
Mr. Morello was born on October 23, 1931 in Ellwood City to the late Joseph and Mary Beatrice Morello. He had attended Lincoln High School, and is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish.
Patsy enlisted with the U.S. army on May 27, 1943 and served as a Private First Class with the Medical Detachment 33rd Armored Division until his discharge on January 6, 1946. He was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, and the World War II Victory Medal.
Following his service with the Army, Patsy worked at the U.S. Steel Plant in Ellwood City for thirty years. When the mill closed Pat became the owner and operator of the P&H Bowling Lanes, which was located on Lawrence Ave., for twelve years.
He is a member of the Ellwood City Moose Lodge #93, and the V.F.W. Post #157. He enjoyed being with his grandchildren, woodworking, dancing, gardening, and going to his camp in Pymatuning.
Mr. Morello is survived by his wife of forty years, Gladys Peffer Morello, his three daughters, Kim (Brian) Conti of Ellwood City, Leona (David) Ottavio of Ellport, and Robin (Joe) DeRosa of West Virginia, his three sons, Patrick (Amanda) Morello of Mars, Pa, Ken (Michele) Peffer of Boston, MA, and Mike Peffer of New Kensington, and his twelve grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Lena Morello, and his two brothers, Henry and Anthony Morello.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Saturday by 9:20 am.
Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the cemetery on Saturday by 10:50 am to conduct full military honors.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Morello’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/.