Merle Morozowich, 89, of Irwin PA, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord at his home on January 22, 2019. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he was born June 6, 1929 in Irwin PA, son of the late Michael and Stella (Bilyj) Morozowich. In addition to his parents, Merle is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 48 years, Helen Solomon Morozowich, three brothers John, Milton, Walter, and two sisters Ann Cycak and Pauline Campbell. Merle belonged to St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church of McKeesport. Actively involved in his faith, he supported his parishes, his diocese, as well as the League of Ukrainian Catholics (LUC), and spearheaded the Ukrainian participation in the Pittsburgh Folk Festival. He was awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice by St. John Paul II for his decades of service to the Catholic Church. Merle was graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BSEE and worked as an Electrical Engineer for over 30 years at Westinghouse/Powerex of Youngwood. Surviving are his two sons, Very Rev. Dr. Mark Morozowich of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and Donald Morozowich and his wife Rose Marie of Irwin PA, his three beloved grandchildren Nicholas, Natasia, and Maria, his sister Jean Fulmer, and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 6 PM, Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27, with a prayer service at 5:30 PM each day at the Ott Funeral Home Inc., 805 Pennsylvania Avenue, Irwin. Funeral services will begin Monday, January 28, at 9:30 AM at the Ott Funeral Home with an 11 AM Requiem Divine Liturgy at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in McKeesport. Internment will follow in the parish cemetery in North Versailles. For online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com
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