Anthony Morelli

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February 7, 1964 - February 10, 2018

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


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

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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.


Bethany Boren - Feb 18, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss and continue to pray for your family daily. Thank you Officer Morelli for your selfless service every day to our community. You will be greatly missed. May your family find peace in the Lord and all the happy memories they had with 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.

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!

Dwayne Bickhsm,Sr. - Feb 16, 2018

In God’s care, 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.

Herb Guyer-Sharfenaker USMC - Feb 16, 2018

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

Michelle Feige - Feb 15, 2018

Thinking of you and your family, Chris!

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Carol Gilbert - Feb 15, 2018

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

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.

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,
Vickie Layton Roe

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.

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.
Lindsay Friend (614-403-5191)

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.

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.

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.

Mark Buxton - Feb 14, 2018

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

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.

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.

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.

Bethany - Feb 13, 2018

Thanks so much for your service to our community. To your family, I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss. It is truly tragic to lose such an amazing upstanding and well meaning citizen. We were protected by you, loved by you and we thank you for giving us 100%. We never expected or anticipated you would have to give your life for one of us. Thanks so much for your sacrifice, unconditional love and support for our humanity 💙

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

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!

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

Stephanie Mullins - Feb 13, 2018

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

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!!!

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

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.

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.

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

william west - Feb 13, 2018

my prayers is with the family and rest the police fficers

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Teresa Sito - Feb 13, 2018

My prayers are with all of you.

Pat - Feb 13, 2018

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family

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.

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

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.

Jeff Arman - Feb 13, 2018

May the Lord wrap his arms around you all…

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

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.

Virginia Hinder - Feb 13, 2018

God bless your entire family

Jennifer (Stockwell) Curry - Feb 13, 2018

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Teresa Perry - Feb 13, 2018

Words can’t express how deeply saddened we are for the tragic loss of Officer Morelli. Our hearts are broken for the family, Westerville schools and community. May God bless you and wrap his loving arms around your family. We will miss his presence and warm smile.

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.

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.

Diana Lambos - Feb 13, 2018

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

Judy Mrofka Johnson - Feb 12, 2018

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

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.

Bonnie Schutte - Feb 12, 2018

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

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

Debby Miller Zollinger - Feb 12, 2018

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

Kelly Carpenter - Feb 12, 2018

My thoughts and prayer are with your family. I can’t even imagine what you are going through. May Anthony R.I.P. knowing he has taken care of Westerville for many years.

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

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.

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.

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.

Maureen and John Erney - Feb 12, 2018

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

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