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In Memory of
Anthony P. Morelli
February 7, 1964 - February 10, 2018

Visitation:
Friday, February 16th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church

Service:
Friday, February 16th, FOP service at 12 p.m. followed by the service at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church

Anthony P. Morelli, age 54, of Westerville, OH. February 10, 2018. Police Officer with Westerville Police Department. Graduate of Massillon High School and Kent State University. Member of Fraternal Order of Police. Survived by his wife of 28 1/2 years, Linda; daughter, Beth Morelli (Danny Frank); son, Chris Morelli; parents, Anthony and Carolyn Morelli of Massillon, OH; brothers, David Morelli and Michael Morelli and their families; aunts, uncles and cousins. Public visitation will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 313 N. State Street, Westerville, OH 43082 on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. An FOP service will be held at 12 p.m. with the service following at 1:00 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors), P.O. Box 3199, Camdenton, MO 65020.

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Condolences

Maureen and John Erney

Feb 12, 2018

Deepest condolences for your family and friends. The John Erney family, Columbus and Donald Smith Family, Zanesville.

 

Amy J Moore

Feb 12, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are being sent from New Lexington, Ohio to Mr. Morelli's family and friends during this sad time.

 

Jenn and Dan Blevins...Tyler and Michael Galiher

Feb 12, 2018

Our family is very sorry for your loss. We will keep you in thought and prayer.

 

Mark and Becky DeLay

Feb 12, 2018

Words can't express how sorry Mark and I are for your loss. It was such a great honor to work with such a hero! Our thoughts and prayers to your family.

 

Dana Michel

Feb 12, 2018

Words can not express how sorry we are. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Tim and Dana Michel

 

Kelly Carpenter

Feb 12, 2018

 

Debby Miller Zollinger

Feb 12, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in thought & prayer. God Bless!

 

Terry & Barbara Dountz

Feb 12, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers have been with since Saturday. No law enforcement family ever grieved alone and your husband,son,and father Anthony will never be forgotten by ours. We know that it is never how an officer was lost that made them a hero but how they served Terry Dountz FCSO retired. / Capital City Lodge 9 Ohio Fallen Officer Memorial Highways

 

Bonnie Schutte

Feb 12, 2018

So saddened for your family...sending loving prayer to your family for comfort and peace Springfield Ohio

 

Peggy & Virgil Martin

Feb 12, 2018

As former alumni of Washington High School we wish to extend our condolences to your family. May God provide you comfort and peace. We appreciate all our police, fire and military have done for us.

 

Judy Mrofka Johnson

Feb 12, 2018

Condolences to you and your family. So very sorry to hear this. Prayers being sent.

 

Diana Lambos

Feb 13, 2018

So deeply sorry for your loss especially to your mother Carolyn who loved her boys so much

 

Valerie

Feb 13, 2018

My thoughts, prayers & heart are with the family & community at our loss of a special man. May perpetual light shine on Officer Morelli.

 

Janice Wheatley

Feb 13, 2018

Words can't express what I really want to say. Just know that Heaven received another angel with Officer Morelli. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers and may God embrace you in his loving arms during this difficult time.

 

Teresa Perry

Feb 13, 2018

 

Jeff and Judy Orphal

Feb 13, 2018

Deepest sympathy to the entire family from this Fire Department family from Wapakoneta, OH. We will be praying for you. May Eternal Rest be granted to him.

 

Dee Del Col

Feb 13, 2018

Your family is in my thought and prayers as this is the saddest day in our community. He was a true hero.My sincere condolences to you. RIP

 

Sheryl Ricker

Feb 13, 2018

Dear Morelli family, So sorry for your loss. Tony and I went to high school together. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Tony was a great guy and outstanding person. Sincerely, Sheryl

 

David and Sherri Chovan

Feb 13, 2018

You are all such great people and didn't deserve this tragedy. We have many great memories of Tony and of your family as well. We will miss him greatly.

 

Ronda Carter

Feb 13, 2018

It saddens me to see and hear this on the news. My husband is a retired Columbus Firefighter and my family hope pray that you are surrounded with support after all the calls and cards stop coming. May God bless you and your children. And, may God protect those men and women who are still serving to protect us all.

 

Chenal Family

Feb 13, 2018

We are deeply sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap you in his loving arms during this difficult time.

 

Chenal Family

Feb 13, 2018

We are deeply sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap you in his loving arms during this difficult time.

 

Renee Lake

Feb 13, 2018

My deepest sympathies to your family. My God Bless and keep you all as you grieve your loss and celebrate his earthly life.

 

charity ward

Feb 13, 2018

I personally do not know your family but know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers God bless and comfort in this difficult time

 

Jennifer (Stockwell) Curry

Feb 13, 2018

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

 

Virginia Hinder

Feb 13, 2018

God bless your entire family

 

Bonnie(Stanley) and Gerry Omlor

Feb 13, 2018

Linda and Family, My heart is breaking for you. It was such a pleasure to know Weasel and Gerry enjoyed having him working for him one summer. God be with you and may Tony rest in peace.

 

Toni Bonnell and family

Feb 13, 2018

Linda and family, Our deepest sympathies are with you during these difficult times. The memories we had with him will always remain with our hearts...From Boy Scout Troop 471 and the marvelous DARE officer he was with all 3 of my boys. May God bless you and heal you in time. His heart and smile will always remain in our family. God Bless you all. Sending hugs and our love. Truly; Toni, Matthew, Andrew and Anthony Bonnell

 

Jeff Arman

Feb 13, 2018

May the Lord wrap his arms around you all...

 

Capt. Harry Lewis(Retired,WPD)

Feb 13, 2018

My deepest sympathy goes out to the Morrelli Family at this time of their tremendous loss of Tony. My thoughts and prayers also go out to everyone at the Division that are hurting from the passing of Eric Joering and Anita Barron.

 

Ms B. J & Stephen Miller

Feb 13, 2018

We Just Wanted To Let You Know How Much Officer Morelli Meant To My Son & I. I Went To Kent State The Same Time As Tony And We Were In A Lot Of The Same Classes. I Always Appreciated His Kindness And His Beautiful Smile. I Always Knew That Tony Was Destined To Be Something AMAZING. My Son & I Always Enjoyed Seeing Tony Around Town & At The Westerville Library. He Always Made A Point To Say Hello, & He Never Forgot My Son's Name. Tony Always Had A Way Of Making Everyone Feel Special. Many Prayers For Your Beautiful Family. RIP Tony #GodspeedOnYourHeavenlyJourney

 

Beth Dickson

Feb 13, 2018

I'm so very sorry this happened My prayers of comfort to family and friends. I grew up in Westerville and now live in Az. Heard about this and my heart hurts. GOD bless.

 

Pat

Feb 13, 2018

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family

 

Teresa Sito

Feb 13, 2018

My prayers are with all of you.

 

Mary Ann Schell

Feb 13, 2018

May God give you and your family strength and wrap his arms around u all at this time. I remember what great, loving parents u were at Hanby and how you loved the school and the community. Tony was one of a kind guy and this town and all the people he encountered will not forget him. PEACE AND LOVE....

 

Mary Ann Schell

Feb 13, 2018

May God give you and your family strength and wrap his arms around u all at this time. I remember what great, loving parents u were at Hanby and how you loved the school and the community. Tony was one of a kind guy and this town and all the people he encountered will not forget him. PEACE AND LOVE....

 

Mary Frederich

Feb 13, 2018

I am so, so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will give you strength and peace always. Please know that thousands of people are thinking of you and sending prayers and sympathy. Love will bring you through.

 

Paula List

Feb 13, 2018

So very sorry for the loss of your son, brother husband and father. May all you memories comfort you and for all the love and support from family, friends, community. Thoughts and prayers for all of you. A true loss.

 

Beatrice Kirchner

Feb 13, 2018

I pray that all these wishes will help you heal. Keep them and read them in your dark hours sweet family. MAY GOD'S GRACE WASH OVER YOUR BROKEN HEARTS LIKE A CLEANSING RAIN FROM ABOVE. YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS.....ALWAYS.

 

Hope and Steven Boring

Feb 13, 2018

Heart felt condolences to you and your family on this senseless loss. May God give all of you strength now and in the days ahead. R.I.P. Officer Anthony Morelli. Hugs and prayers

 

william west

Feb 13, 2018

my prayers is with the family and rest the police fficers

 

Sean & Pam Canavan

Feb 13, 2018

Dear Dave (and family), Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the healing hands of our Lord Jesus Christ hold you as tight as Tony's memories remain in your heart. Sean and Pam Canavan

 

Traci M Sapp

Feb 13, 2018

Our family is so sorry for your loss. Will keep your family in our prayers. Even though is he no longer here on earth, he will be watching over you from above.

 

Michelle

Feb 13, 2018

There are no words to express how heavy our hearts are for you and the family. A real hero. May you be surrounded in love for the days ahead.

 

Debbie Shields

Feb 13, 2018

Thinking of and praying for your family at this most difficult time. May he RIP and may God give you strength and peace. The Shields family, former Westerville residents

 

Cabeen family

Feb 13, 2018

We are so sorry for your families loss. Thank you for sharing him with our wonderful community that he served and protected!!!

 

Stephanie Mullins

Feb 13, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the Morelli family during this difficult time.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Diggs Jr.

Feb 13, 2018

Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Your husband was a wonderful officer. A very genuine human being. Even with that badge he still showed a lot of kindness, care, and concern when he came to help. He came with a smile and put you at ease before he could even deal with you. We first met your husband when our child learned to use the phone and called 911 but he hung up the phone, Your husband came, but he didn't leave right away, he did a walk thru, made sure everyone and everything was ok. Especially the baby. He even talked for bit. He was called back a few more times, but he never got upset. Instead showed a lot of kindness, and care. Thank you for sharing your husband with westerville, for letting him be a hero, to all of us. Truly a blessing. We pray you find comfort and peace in this most heartbreaking time. God be with you and your family. Thank you again. Lennox and Edna Diggs Jr & Family

 

Pam Hulett

Feb 13, 2018

My prayers are with all of you. Officer Morelli was a Special Man who touched so many lives. He was our Block watch officer. The past 22 years, He was there every Nat'l Night Out with that smiling face of his. He shined in everything he did. Truly a great loss for our community. My deepest condolences. Prayers and Hugs to all of you!

 

Brad shellito

Feb 13, 2018

I'm retired for seven years after working for Delaware PD for 36 ears. To the end I was still driving a cruiser working shift work and answering calls just like Officer Morelli. This really hit hard and affected me deeply as I made it and Officer Morelli did not. I can not imagine the horror and shock of that day not only for the families but also his fellow officers/brothers. It is something we think will never happen but it did and it hurts. Love and comfort to his family and fellow officers. I never met or knew him but would have loved to have known and worked with him

 

Bethany

Feb 13, 2018

 

Tina & Jack Oliver

Feb 14, 2018

Our deepest sympathies and prayers to the family. We lived in Westerville 32 years ago and we always felt safe with the beautiful and caring police department. May Anthony lay in the arms of our loving God.

 

Diana Turner

Feb 14, 2018

Nearly 12 years ago when my son was in middle school, he got into some trouble after doing something stupid. Officer Morelli contacted me and I met with him at one of the middle schools. He was kind and helpful and treated me and my son with care and respect. He came up with a great plan to have my son work off what he had done. I was grateful and will never forget his compassion or the interaction I had with him. I am so saddened and I offer my deepest condolences.

 

Judy Lusk

Feb 14, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and all of your family as you go through this very difficult time. I don't know any of you, but my heart aches for you. Officer Morelli, rest in peace, your work on earth is done. Thank you for having made a difference in this world. My condolences also go out to the Westerville Police Dept.

 

Mark Buxton

Feb 14, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Heaven has added a wonderful angel.

 

Gayle West

Feb 14, 2018

My most sincere condolences from Rapid City, South Dakota. Columbus was my home for many years. I pray the Lord will bring only comfort He can give. May Officer Morelli rest in sweet peace.

 

Grady Wester

Feb 14, 2018

God Bless Officer Morelli,His Family, Friends and Fellow Officers.Be with Them Lord and give Them the strength to carry on during their tragic hour of need..." I have fought a good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.".Amen...............Grady Wester, Retired Jacksonville, Florida Police Officer.

 

Chris & Faye Anderson

Feb 14, 2018

Linda, Beth & Chris, We can not express how deeply sorry we are for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

 

Lindsay Friend

Feb 14, 2018

To Beth & rest of Morelli Family: Beth it's been awhile since I've seen you in the days when we used to work together at Massage Envy in Westerville. You & Mary were my absolute favorite people to work with. It was always a guaranteed good time. I also enjoyed the times your Dad would stop by to say Hi and drive by on patrol. He was always so sweet and kind. I am utterly heartbroken. Nothing that anyone can say will ease your families pain but please know you and your family are so very loved and thought of at this difficult time. Please reach out if you need anything under the sun. Sending you and your family all the Love possible. Xoxo Lindsay Friend (614-403-5191)

 

steve Tupps

Feb 15, 2018

I am so very for your loss. May God wrap his arms around your family and comfort them at this time and days and months ahead. Officer Morelli. May you rest in peace sir.

 

Vickie Layton Roe

Feb 15, 2018

Offering my condolences for the loss to your family. Tony graduated in our class, WHS Class of '82. We have remained a tight-knit class throughout the years and continue to gather for our reunions, Tony was always a part of them. May his memories comfort you and continue to live in your heart, as the memories we have of him comfort us and will remain with us. May peace be with you, Sincerely, Vickie Layton Roe

 

Quinn Windsor

Feb 15, 2018

My heart goes out to you and your family right now I pray for peace that surpasses all understanding. I pray that you feel the presence of God with you during this difficult time in your life. Your husband and father was a hero, and a hero to many. Thank you for allowing him to serve us so well. God bless you.

 

Carol Gilbert

Feb 15, 2018

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this time. Thank you Anthony for your service . Blessings .

 

Kerry Keels

Feb 15, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories of him. Thank you for your sacrifice. This is such a tragedy of a young life taken to soon. Please find comfort that everyone has you in their thoughts and have shed many tears.

 

jack frank

Feb 15, 2018

Danny and Beth, we are so sorry for your loss. our deepest sympathies to your family. May God bless you. Love, Mary and Papa

 

Kelli

Feb 15, 2018

I not only want to express my deepest condolences but to commend you on your generosity allowing the city of Westerville and beyond to mourn this senseless loss. You are to be admired, the whole family. Bless you.

 

Jim & Barbara Blume

Feb 15, 2018

Thank you for your service. Although we don't know you, we appreciate you and all other first responders. RIP.

 

Clay Minton

Feb 15, 2018

Linda, Chris and Beth, I am at a loss for words to express how very deeply sorry we are at your loss. My family and I just wish to let you know that Tony and I meeting in the Police Academy was simply God's province and our paths crossing made me a better man and a better father. My time with Tony will be forever cherished and a fond memory. May God Bless your family, Comfort and Keep you, and guide your path. Clay, Patty and Allie Minton

 

Michelle Feige

Feb 15, 2018

Thinking of you and your family, Chris!

 

Herb Guyer-Sharfenaker USMC

Feb 16, 2018

God Bless and Thank YOU for your service,Officer Morelli,and may you Rest in Peace.

 

carl braglin

Feb 16, 2018

May The Lord Jesus Christ be with you,Wife Children Friends And Fellow Brothers And Sisters His Bless You All.

 

Dwayne Bickhsm,Sr.

Feb 16, 2018

In God's care, rest in peace.

 

Nelson & Faye Miles

Feb 16, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to your family. Thank you for sharing your beloved husband and father with the community. May God bless all of you!

 

Diane McNeill

Feb 17, 2018

Our deepest condolences. I recently lost my father and how hard it is. Just remember he is still with you in spirit. Keep your faith strong. Our Lord is with you always.