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John Morelli

John Morelli

January 3, 1942 May 14, 2020

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Obituary for John A. Morelli

John A. Morelli, 78, of Wyomissing, passed away on May 14, 2020, at Phoebe Berks Health Care Center in Wernersville.

John was the loving husband of Ruth (Curran) Morelli, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Born in Newark, NJ, John graduated from East Side High School in 1960 and attended Newark College of Engineering. His career spanned over 35 years in operations and management positions with the US Department of Defense at Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, Springfield, and Fort Monmouth.

John enjoyed participating in many sports activities, especially tennis and golf. After retirement in 2000, he and his wife relocated to Berks County where they have spent many wonderful years surrounded by family and friends. John loved watching his grandchildren play a variety of sports and cheering on his favorite basketball and football teams. Go Nova! As a diehard Jets fan, he eventually hopped on the Eagles' train.

In addition to his wife, John is survived by his son, John M. Morelli, of Wyomissing, and daughter, Lisa Morelli and son-in-law, Chris Middleton, of Kensington, MD. Pop-Pol, as he was affectionately called, has five grandchildren: Abby Morelli, Kate Morelli, Matt Morelli, Emma Guarnero and Lila Middleton. John is also survived by his sister, Patricia Amoia, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Cathy and Jack Scholz, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Elizabeth (Kase) Morelli.

A Celebration of Life will be held as soon as it is safe for family and friends to join together. Kuhn Funeral Home is handling arrangements and condolences can be given at www.kuhnfuneralhomes.com. Memorial contributions may be made in John's name to the Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org.

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Barbara Fletcher

Ruth and family, I am so sorry to read of John's passing. I was socked actually. I use to help the men's group out when Richard was playing just like he did with the women's group. I haven't seen you much since I had to take care of my grandson which left me out of the loop of things at the tennis club. He was a gentleman all around and was socialable to everyone. He will be missed. Prayers to you and the family in this time of need. God bless.
Comment | Posted at 03:07pm via Condolence
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Sean Cullen

With heartfelt condolences. I thank you for forgiving (but not forgetting) your son for taking the big red wagon to Ft. Lauderdale in 1986.
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Chris Kase and Family

Ruth, John, Lisa and families...our deepest sympathies on his passing. We’ll miss him greatly. Always enjoyed conversations with him at holidays and family gatherings. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. The Kases (Virginia)
Comment | Posted at 10:25am via Condolence
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Ruth Morelli

Thanks so much Kase family. Miss our get togethers.
Posted at 01:57pm
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Carol bashore

Unfortunately I did not know John for a very long period of time. I first met him at his home where his wife, Ruth, was hosting her women’s end of the season tennis party. He was so gracious and, even being the only male, still intermingled with us making everyone feel welcome in his home. Right away he was offering to make the girls their drink of choice. I could tell right away that he was a real charmer with a wonderful sense of humor. In later years, as he kindly filled in as a tennis substitute, it was obvious how much he loved to his wife and enjoyed having fun on the courts. He never used his superior skills to overpower the women, but jokingly helped advise us how to play better. He was one great man who will be missed by everyone. My condolences to his entire family. I hope that he’ll be waiting for us above, with his racket and golf clubs in hand, and challenge us to some more matches.
Comment | Posted at 04:26pm via Condolence
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Ruth Morelli

Thank you Carol. I have many happy memories to cherish. Your kind words made me shed some tears.
Posted at 01:54pm
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Karen Hazel

Dear Ruth and Family,
I just wanted to send my condolences to you. John was one of my favorites at Hillcrest. He was such a nice guy and always made it point to stop at the front desk to talk. He has been, and will be, missed by his tennis family.
Sincerely,
Karen Hazel
Comment | Posted at 02:02pm via Condolence
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Ruth Morelli

Thanks so much Karen. I know he enjoyed playing tennis so much with the fellas and greeting and chatting with you.
Posted at 01:56pm
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