Anthony P. Morelli

  • Born: February 7, 1964
  • Died: February 10, 2018
  • Location: Westerville, Ohio

Tribute & Message From The Family

Anthony was born on February 7, 1964 and passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

Anthony was a resident of Westerville, Ohio at the time of passing.

Graduate of Massillon High School and Kent State University.

Visitation will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 313 N. State Street, Westerville, Friday, February 16, 2018 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. followed by a service at 1 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ohio Concerns of Police Survivors, P.O. Box 2113, Cridersville, OH 45806.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Tony - I miss you more every day. Thank you for your friendship and the laughs.
Catch you on the flip side.
Love, Lisa Hamilton

Posted by A friend   April 03, 2018

You will be Dearly Missed. Especially at the Westerville Library. Condolences to his family and westerville Police Department from Teresa and Her Husband Mark

Posted by Teresa Springer - Westerville, OH - acquaintance   February 25, 2018

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Tony, you are my good friend and I have no words that can describe how much I will miss you. Your family will always be a part of our family and we will watch over them. Love you, brother.

Posted by Anthony Rudd - Gahanna, OH - friend   February 21, 2018

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My Husband Kenny & I are lighting this candle for Anthony. He will be sadly missed.

Posted by Kristin & Kenny Justice - Columbus, OH   February 18, 2018

My husband Kenny and I knew Anthony for many years. We first met Anthony at the Westerville Public Library. We are so sorry to hear about Anthony's passing. We are sending out thoughts and prayers to Anthony's entire family. He will be sadly missed.

Posted by Kristin & Kenny Justice - Columbus, OH   February 18, 2018

We are so sorry for your family's loss. He was a true hero that spent his life enriching others around him. He will be missed by many and we are so grateful for his service. Sending prayers for strength and comfort.
Paul and Missy Schooley

Posted by A friend   February 17, 2018

Our thoughts, hearts and prayers go out for the entire Morelli family! I have known Tony since 7th grade. He was a friend and a teammate. He will be greatly missed by all! May God hold him and his family in His hands.

Posted by George & Susan Nikitenko - Wadsworth, OH   February 17, 2018

Seeing Officer Morelli at the Westerville Library on a weekly basis was a comforting feeling. He carried himself a little differently than a lot of law enforcement I am used to. He had a calm demeanor and that alone made him a likable, respectable and trusting serviceman. Our hearts ache for his family and our community of Westerville. His goodness helped bring out the goodness of the people, not just in Westerville, but in many, many towns across America. God bless you. I hope to see Anthony on the other side. Until then, peace be with you.

Posted by T A - Westerville, OH   February 17, 2018

To the Morelli family.
My heart breaks for your family. I feel blessed to have known him, as his hairdresser, and he will be greatly missed.
Good Bless your family
Darla Johnson

Posted by Darla Johnson - Westerville, OH - friend   February 17, 2018

There are no words to say how sorry I am for your loss. I have had you in my prayers and will continue to pray that God will give you strength and comfort in the days that follow.
With sympathy and love for you and your family

Posted by Christine DiGuilio - Las Vegas, NV   February 17, 2018

There are no words that I can say how sorry we are for your loss...with sympathy, Kerry & Rocky Kurchak

Posted by A friend   February 17, 2018

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To the Morelli Family,
So Sorry for your loss you all are in my thoughts and prayers. May god bless the family.R.I.P. Anthony

Posted by Debbie Aldridge - Columbus, OH   February 16, 2018

To Linda and your children,
Bill,Karen and Chelsea want you to know our hearts go out to you in this time of your enormous loss and grief. We pray that our Lord and Savior will wrap his loving arms around all of you and give you peace. We lift you and your family up. God Bless all of you.

Posted by Bill,Karen and Chelsea Gallaugher - Delaware, OH   February 16, 2018

Posted by Wendy Mechling    February 16, 2018

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In God's care, rest in peace.

Posted by Dwayne Bickham,Sr. - Dayton, OH   February 16, 2018

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So sorry for your loss.May God send your family a comfort to help ease your pain.

Posted by Sandi Barnett - Attica, OH   February 16, 2018

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Posted by RONDA ROSE - ASHLEY, OH   February 16, 2018

Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.

Posted by Barbara Notestone - Laurelville, OH   February 16, 2018

Tony and family, our hearts go out to you; may God hold you and keep you.

Rob Barrett

Posted by Rob Barrett - Massillon, OH   February 16, 2018

Prayers and peace for your family and friends. Thank you for all the great service your husband and father offered throughout his years as a patrolman. God bless his soul and God bless each one of you.

Posted by Sandra Nickoli - Huron, OH   February 16, 2018

I didn't know Officer Morelli but I want to offer my prayers and thoughts to the family and those most impacted by his loss. I cried when I heard what happened. I pray God will give you the strength and comfort your hearts today and always. Forever in my prayers

Posted by Karen Saunders - Columbus, OH   February 16, 2018

Special prayers for the Morelli family and the Westerville PD

Posted by Evonne Grant - COLUMBUS, OH   February 16, 2018

My thoughts and Prayers are with the Morelli family and the WPD at this tragic and difficult time. Thank you so much for your service sir! It's obvious you are going to be greatly missed by so many!

Posted by Connie Cothern - Canal Winchester, OH   February 15, 2018

Posted by Wendy Mechling    February 15, 2018

There's a blessing on the way. I remember that this officer came to my son's school why he was young. Now this officer is home with the Lord. Just hold on God always there for you, and your children.

Posted by Erma Swanson - Columbus, OH   February 15, 2018

May your family find peace and strength
God Bless you
Your husband was a great officer
Sincerely
Nancy E Abbate

Posted by Nancy E Abbate - Westerville, OH   February 15, 2018

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With sincere condolences. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted by K Sif - Plain City, OH   February 15, 2018

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Sincere condolences. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted by K Sif - Plain City, OH   February 15, 2018

My deepest condolences to Carolyn and Monk on the unbearable loss of your son, and to young Anthony's beautiful wife and children. God bless your broken hearts. JoAnn (Stewart) Riley

Posted by A friend   February 15, 2018

Dear Morelli family, I pray God swiftly eases your hearts. I do not know you, I am not a relative or friend or acquaintance . I am a human being, that Officer Morelli, protected, daily with his job. My family is so proud of you, thankyou for your service. If there is a God, I wish God took you quickly and honored you by placing you at his side in heaven. God Bless You.

Posted by Marie Jones - Baltimore, OH   February 15, 2018

God bless, comfort and give you peace. Those of us associated with the blue around the country pour out our hearts to a fine officer's family left behind. Rest in peace, Officer Morelli.

Posted by Lynn - Aiken, SC   February 15, 2018

Dearest Family...Please know that your husband and fathers sacrifice will never be forgotten. I have only the greatest admiration for all of law enforcement...All of you will forever be in my heart. God Bless

Posted by Jeannette Tringhese - Brimfield Township, OH   February 15, 2018

So sorry for your loss! He may be absent from the body, but he is now present with the Lord. Always had that beatific smile! Blessings a prayers to all of you!

Posted by Mary Kay Pringle - Lincoln, NE   February 14, 2018

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I pray God is bringing peace and comfort to your family along with great people to help them walk through this time of grief. You are a Hero to so many people the many lives you touched and made a difference. R.I.P. Officer Tony Morelli. You are in God's hands now. Sorry but I know he has great plans for you.

Posted by Carolyn Nelson-Hall - Sunbury, OH - coworker   February 14, 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.

Capt. Harry Lewis(Retired,WPD)

Posted by Harry Lewis - Galena, OH   February 14, 2018

We are so sorry for the loss of your husband, father, son and friend. Our hearts break for you. Thank you for keeping my home town safe for all!

Posted by Monique Philips - Pawleys Island, SC   February 14, 2018

PSALMS 121

Posted by - HEATH, OH   February 14, 2018

We can not thank the Morelli family enough as they took care of our children for many years. Our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. Our children have great memories of Tony and the times spent with the Morelli family. He will never be forgotten by our family. Always in our hearts.

Posted by Jason & Teresa Martin - Lewis Center, OH   February 14, 2018

Words cannot express the pain, sympathy, emotions, that come with this tragic event that your family has to deal with. May God give you courage and ease your pain. Anthony chose to serve his community and he gave the ultimate sacrifice to that end. He is a true hero.
I am thankful that I got to meet, know, and work with Officer Morelli.
God Bless.
Jim Whitney, Retired Chief of Westerville.

Posted by - OH   February 14, 2018

We can not thank the Morelli family enough as they took care of our children for many years. Our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. Our children have great memories of Tony, and he will never be forgotten by our family. He will forever be in our hearts.

Posted by Jason & Teresa Martin - Lewis Center, OH   February 14, 2018

While I did not know Officer Morelli personally I have been a long time resident of Westerville and talked with him many times. We would see him at parades or fourth Friday events or just around time. My prayers go out to all effected by this horrible tragedy.

Posted by Jeff Mitchell - Westerville, OH   February 14, 2018

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Thank you for your service, our condolences to the entire Morelli Family.
I beleive I worked at the old Republic with father Anthony and I beleive Grandfather Patsy. Both wonderful men God be with all of you.

Posted by Ken & Joann Saltz - Massillon/Pataskaa, OH   February 14, 2018

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Thank you for your service, our condolences to the entire Morelli Family.
I beleive I worked ar the old Republic with father Anthony and I beleive Patsy. Both wonderful men God be with all of you.

Posted by Ken & Joann Saltz - Massillon/Pataskala, OH   February 14, 2018

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Rest in Peace to our friend Tony Morelli. You will be missed by so many in our community. Thank you for all the lives you touched.
Russ, Kim and Travis
#WestervilleStrong

Posted by Russ Mollohan - Westerville, OH   February 14, 2018

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Thank you for your service. I'm sorry you payed the ultimate sacrifice to serve and protect us. We regard you as heroes in life and in death.

Condolences to your family and friends. I salute you sir!

Posted by A friend   February 14, 2018

It was an honor to have worked with Tony at WDOP 1988-92. A great man, you will be missed. Prayers for family & friends.

Posted by Wayne McCoy - Blue Springs, MO   February 14, 2018

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Rest in Peace to our friend Tony Morelli. Such a terrible loss to his family and our community. #WestervilleStrong
Russ, Kim and Travis Mollohan

Posted by Russ Mollohan - Westerville, OH   February 14, 2018

To the Morelli Family, May God give you comfort and peace during this most difficult time. Praying that the sweet memories you have of your husband, father, and son help in some way to ease the pain. I am a life time resident of Columbus Ohio and I hope that you know that we appreciate the service your love one provided to the community. God Bless!

Posted by Yvoone Robertson - Columbus, OH   February 14, 2018

God's Speed Anthony Morelli.

Posted by Lynn - Cbus   February 14, 2018

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Thank you for your service!

Posted by CR - Columubs, OH   February 14, 2018

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May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by The Walsh Family - westerville, OH   February 14, 2018

Our hearts go out to the Morelli family during this difficult time.

Posted by Mary M - OH   February 14, 2018

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Thank You for your Service and Commitment...

Posted by The Valentine's Lydia and Junie - Columbus   February 14, 2018

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Heartfelt condolences to the loving Morelli family and beloved Anthony's friends and comrades in blue.
Keeping all you angels in loving prayer.
God Bless your hearts and Anthony's heroic and courageous soul.

Posted by Sharon Manfredo - Fishkill, NY   February 14, 2018

Like so many others, I only learned about the wonderful man Tony Morelli was, after his earthly death. It's clear that he had some special DNA, for him to become a police officer and a beloved one at that, in addition to being a husband, father and friend. This world is a better place for his having lived, and whether we met him or not, this tragedy has brought out the best in the Westerville community and far beyond, knitting us together in a way we never dreamt possible.

Posted by Julie Smithson - London, OH   February 13, 2018

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Posted by Josh Mills - Westerville, OH   February 13, 2018

My hearts goes out to the family, I will pray that god will give each one the comfort and strength you need to get threw the upcoming days!! It is with a sad heart that the world has lost not only a fine officer, but friend, husband , father!!! May god be with each of you, wraps his arms around you and your families!!! With great respect!! Constance Merritt.
I moved to Westerville in 1989. My children went to school at cherrington and Westerville South!! My children and I thought highly of officer Morelli, We are all heartbroken!!!

Posted by Constance Merritt - Columbus, OH   February 13, 2018

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May you find comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Posted by - OH   February 13, 2018

This is beyond sad; my heart is broken. To Officer Morelli, thank you for your service. To his family, I wish you peace and wonderful memories. My nephew is a policeman here in Ohio and I can only imagine the pain that you are enduring. My deepest sympathy to you; I'm so very sorry that we lost this wonderful man.

Posted by Julie - Massillon   February 13, 2018

My sincerest condolences to the family of Officer Morelli. May God's strength and mercy be with you and your beloved. All my love and care.

Posted by Lucy Hall - Seven Hills, OH - acquaintance   February 13, 2018

I did not know the man, officer Anthony Morelli, but I knew the boy Tony. Tony lived across the alley from us and I have so many fond memories of my childhood playing with him and Davey and my brother Dennis along with all the other neighborhood kids. We rode bikes in the summer, played hide and seek when it got dark, went sledding on the hill at OakKnoll Park. I am so sorry for your loss. I know from everything I have read that my childhood friend Tony grew into a wonderful man. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and hope that God grants you peace during this most difficult time.

Posted by Martha Murray - Massillon, OH   February 13, 2018

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God Bless your family.

Posted by Mc Gentry - Columbus, OH   February 13, 2018

May you find comfort in this difficult time knowing that many people come together as one to support and stand with you. God Speed Officer Morelli. God Bless.

Posted by R. Zavada - Columbus, OH   February 13, 2018

I have never been in Westerville Ohio, I live in Fairview Park. I never met Officer Morelli but I am just so sad and hurt bout his death. He was a very loved person. May GOD bless his soul and help his family.

Posted by A friend   February 13, 2018

My wife and I went to the high school prom and double dated with Tony and his prom date. I've known Tony since 7th grade and he was always a high character man. The highest compliment I can give him is that Tony was the kind of guy I would want my daughter to marry. Thanks for your service and our friendship, Tony.

May God Bless the Morelli family.

Tim & Nancy Manion, Wadsworth, Ohio

Posted by A friend   February 13, 2018

To all of the Morelli Family,
I did not know Officer Morelli, just a citizen of Columbus, but I am so saddened by what has happened. I just wanted to reach out and tell the family I am praying for them all and praying that God can help family find some peace in this horrific time of loss.

Posted by Marianne Howard - Columbus, OH   February 13, 2018

God Bless the Morelli Family In This Time Of Loss.

Posted by Sam & Nancy Juhasz - Sun City Center, FL   February 13, 2018

Prayers for the family and friends of Officer Morelli, and Thank You for your service and dedication to the citizens of the community, you so well protected.

Posted by B. Shep - OH   February 13, 2018

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Posted by Stephanie Williamson - Canton, OH   February 13, 2018

My deepest condolence to the family.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. Amen

Posted by Stephanie Williamson - Canton, OH   February 13, 2018

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Thank you for your service, Officer Morelli.God watch over your family as you have watched over them and all you served. Rest In Peace, Sir.

Posted by Ger Martorano - Columbus, OH   February 13, 2018

Officer Morelli has been the perfect professional with his duties and could
always be counted on showing compassion and caring. He was exactly the kind of good man that anyone should cherish. I am so sorry for the loss to his family and the very caring Westerville residents. It is a terrible loss to all. Rest in peace dear man.--Linda Harris

Posted by Linda Harris - Westerville, OH   February 13, 2018

Nothing I can say can ease your profound heartbreak . Please know you are all in my prayer.

Posted by Honey Maier - Massillon, OH   February 13, 2018

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Posted by candie Barker - Columbus, OH   February 13, 2018

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The Morelli family,
May God bless you and your family during this horrific time! Thoughts and prayers to you, your family and the community of Westerville that respected you so much.

Posted by Mark and Tara Depew - Massillon (Jackson Township), OH   February 13, 2018

Our deepest condolences! Your family will continue to be in our prayers.

Posted by Al and Susan Hennon - Massillon, OH   February 13, 2018

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No one can possibly imagine the pain your family is facing right now. But I hope remembering the good things Tony did for others gives you comfort. May God bless his family and friends.

Posted by Sandi Douglass - Columbus, OH   February 13, 2018

Our family is so saddened to hear about your terrible loss of such wonderful courageous men. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad and most difficult time. May your memories sustain you through this devastating event. God Bless them for their kind and generous ways.


The Ray Williams Family

Posted by Ray & Nancy Williams - Canton, OH   February 13, 2018

I didn't know Officer Morelli, and I'm not even from your town. But I also bleed blue and am sending lots of love and prayers to his family. Thank you for being a true hero.

Posted by Jen Gault - Cincinnati, OH   February 13, 2018

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Peace be with you

Posted by A friend   February 13, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.

Posted by Trish Tarr - Willard, OH   February 13, 2018

So sorry for your loss, thank you for your son/husband service and sacrifice. May god help you and your family through this tragic time.

Posted by The Guiffre Family - Massillon, OH   February 13, 2018

God Bless you and your families. Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice. Our heart breaks for you. May our heavenly father give you strength in this most difficult of times.
Paula Campbell & Jeff Roshong

Posted by A friend   February 13, 2018

DEAR FAMILY OF OFFICER MORELLI,


OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY AT THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME, AND

CONDOLENCES TO EVERYONE OF HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND

OFFICERS WHO WORKED WITH AND SERVED WITH HIM.

SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.


SINCERELY,

Posted by BOB AND CINDY DEMUESY - CANTON, OH   February 13, 2018

A difficult time for everyone-my thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of both courageous officers as you honor and say a final goodbye to to them
-may their memory be eternal

Posted by Connie Rizos-Guist - North Canton, OH   February 13, 2018

My sincere condolences to the Morelli Family. My prayers are with you in this dark time. God be with you.

Posted by Michael Berbari - Massillon, OH   February 13, 2018

To the family of Mr Morelli. Words alone can't express the sadness that those who are close to you are feeling for the passing of your dear loved one . May you find comfort in knowing that you have friends to support you at this time of sadness . With sympathy

Posted by E. Smith - OH   February 12, 2018