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Dr. George C. Morelli

1921 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Dr.  George C. Morelli Obituary
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Dr. George C. Morelli of Wayne Dr. George C. Morelli, 93, died on June 7, 2014. George was born in Malvern Jan. 4, 1921 to Mary J. and Carmine Morelli. George was a graduate of the Berwyn High School and attended the Malvern Preparatory School. He earned the degree of Doctor of Optemetry at the Pennsylvania State College of Optometry in Philadelphia. George was a WWII veteran, served in North Africa and in Italy, and served three years with the U.S. Army Medical Department in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations. In the United States he acted as surgical technician in the eye operating rooms at Valley Forge General Hospital and also served in the Medical Department at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C. Dr. Morelli had a successful optometry practice in Wayne, and was active in several optometrical societies and has been active in The Wayne Lions Club where he served as president in 1982-1983. For 42 years Dr Morelli has been a retreatant with The Men of Malvern at the Malvern Retreat house. He was a longtime member of St. Katherine of Siena Parish in Wayne. Dr. Morelli is survived by his wife, Gloria (ne Civitella) Morelli of Wayne, as well as four Morelli siblings, Esther, Charles, Joseph and John. A viewing will be held on from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11th, at Alleva Funeral Home, 1724 East Lancaster Ave., Paoli, PA 19301. A morning viewing will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday, June 12th, at St. Katherine of Siena, Lancaster Ave. in Wayne. The Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, at St. Katherine of Siena. Interment at St. Agnes Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Dr. Morelli's family asks that memorial contributions be made to St Jude's Hospital for Children, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105.
Published in The Daily Local on June 11, 2014
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