The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Obituaries

July 19, 2013

William ‘Bill’ A. Morocco Sr.

Educator was Farrell councilman, mayor

---- — A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday for William “Bill” A. Morocco Sr. of 1917 Paul St., Farrell. He passed from this life at 11:15 a.m. Thursday (7-18-13) in his home after a brief illness. He was 67.

Mr. Morocco was born June 12, 1946, in Sharon to Richard A. and Mary E. Carine Morocco, both of whom are deceased.

A graduate of Farrell High School class of 1964, he earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Gannon University in Erie and a master of arts degree in secondary education from Westminster College, New Wilmington.

Mr. Morocco taught history, civics and social studies at East High School in Youngstown, Kennedy Catholic High School in Hermitage and finally at Farrell High School for a total of 28 years as an educator.

Bill served on Farrell City Council from 1978 to 1986 and from 1996 to 2000. He was elected mayor of Farrell and served from 2000 to 2008.

Bill was the Key Club adviser at Farrell High School and a member of the former Kiwanis Club of Farrell, for which he served a term as club president.

He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima-St. Ann’s Church, Farrell.

His other activities and memberships included Shenango Valley Jaycees, Farrell-Wheatland Little League, Farrell Volunteer Fire Department, the Christopher Columbus Society and the Italian Home Club of Farrell.

Bill married Angeline Santell on July 27, 1968, who resides in Farrell.

Besides his wife, Bill is survived by: two sons, Bill Morocco Jr., Hollywood, Calif.; and Matthew Morocco and his wife Tyler, Pittsburgh; and a grandson, Dominic Santell Morocco.

Also surviving are: a brother, Richard A. Morocco Jr., Esq., and his wife Kathie, Holden, Mass.; an aunt, Jessie Evans, Hermitage; and two brothers-in-law, Joseph D. Santell Jr. and his wife Jeannie; and Patrick Santell and his wife Jeannette.

The family requests memorial contributions be made in his memory to Shenango Valley Animal Shelter, 2599 Broadway Road, West Middlesex, PA 16159; or Humane Society of Mercer County Inc., 3005 E. State St., Hermitage, PA 16148.

MOROCCO

William “Bill” A. Sr., 67, of 1917 Paul St., Farrell.

Calling hours: Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday (7-21-13) in A.E. PUSTINGER FUNERAL HOME Ltd., 1310 Idaho St., Farrell. Condolences may be e-mailed to pustinger@verizon.net

Service: Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Monday (7-22-13) in Our Lady of Fatima-St. Ann’s Church, 601 Roemer Blvd., Farrell, with the Rev. Donald E. Berdis, pastor, as celebrant.

Burial: St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Hermitage.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Jane D. Chupka obit  photo Jane D. Chupka

    Jane D. Chupka, formerly of Lower Burrell, Pa., passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, in John XXIII Home in Hermitage. She was 93.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fred Allan Eshelman obit photo Fred Allan Eshelman

    Fred Allan Eshelman of Grove City passed away at his residence on Friday, April 18, 2014, following an eight-month illness. He was 60.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Elizabeth ‘Liz’ R. McCreary obit photo Elizabeth ‘Liz’ R. McCreary

    Elizabeth “Liz” R. McCreary of Hermitage passed away at noon Thursday April 17, 2014, in her home following a bout with cancer. She was 53.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • James A. Painter obit photo James A. Painter

    James A. Painter, of Sherman Ave., Sharon, formerly of Fredonia, passed away Wednesday morning, April 16, 2014, in the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland. He was 54.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Erin L. Robb (Gabriel) obit photo Erin L. Robb (Gabriel)

    Erin Laurene Robb (Gabriel) passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon (4-17-14) in her home surrounded by her family and loved ones. She was 25.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mary Wansack obit photo Mary Wansack

    Mary Wansack of Middletown, Pa., passed away at 10:45 a.m. Thursday April 17, 2014, in the Middletown Home following a brief illness. She was 98.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marshie J. Chess Marshie J. Chess

    Marshie J. Chess, Fairview Township, passed away at 1:38 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Allegheny General Hospital after a period of failing health. He was 67.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Arthur Eugene Swogger

    Arthur Eugene Swogger of Wood Street, Orangeville, died following a brief illness at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday (4-16-14) in Sharon Regional Health System, surrounded by family. He was 85.

    April 17, 2014

  • William John Thomas Jr. William John Thomas Jr.

    William John Thomas Jr., 2599 Shadow Drive, South Pymatuning Township, formerly of Tree Top Lane, Hermitage, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes Wednesday morning (4-16-14) in the emergency room of Sharon Regional Health System. He was 73.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Robert Andrew Carson Robert Andrew Carson

    Robert Andrew Carson of Sharon passed away unexpectedly in his home Tuesday (4-15-14). He was 84.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donald E. Mook

    Donald E. Mook of Hermitage passed away peacefully at 11:50 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014, in his home after a brief illness. He was 61.

    April 16, 2014

  • Jim ‘The Janitor’ Vorous Jim ‘The Janitor’ Vorous

    Jim “The Janitor” Vorous of Meadville passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at his residence. He was 60.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Charles Lewis Wallace Charles Lewis Wallace

    Charles Lewis Wallace of McCoy Lane, New Castle, formerly of Pulaski, died at his home Tuesday evening, April 15, 2014. He was 84.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Joseph R. Mirizio Jr. Joseph R. Mirizio Jr.

    Joseph R. Mirizio Jr., of 321 Frederick Dr., Farrell, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 4:24 a.m. surrounded by his family at his home following an extended illness. He was 82.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gladys R. Coates

    Gladys R. Coates of Upper St. Clair passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014. She was 83.

    April 16, 2014

Published Magazines