Merle Morozowich

Merle Morozowich

Thursday, June 6th, 1929 - Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Obituary

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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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Ott Funeral Home Inc.
    Address
    805 Pennsylvania Avenue
    IRWIN, PA 15642
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    There will be a prayer service at 5:30 PM each day in the funeral home.
  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, January 27th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Sunday, January 27th, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Ott Funeral Home Inc.
    Address
    805 Pennsylvania Avenue
    IRWIN, PA 15642
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    There will be a prayer service at 5:30 PM each day in the funeral home.
  • Service

    Monday, January 28th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, January 28th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church
    Address
    1907 Eden Park Blvd
    McKeesport, PA 15132
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    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.
  • Interment

    Location
    St. John the Baptist Ukranian Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    Crooked Run Road
    NORTH VERSAILLES, PA 15132
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Shen B

Posted at 11:17am
Sorry for the loss of your loved one. As you cherish the memories of Merle, may you look forward to the time when death and pain will be no more. (Revelation 21:4)
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Jenny Fromen

Posted at 03:32pm
O God, by whose mercy the faithful departed find rest, send your holy Angel to watch over Uncle Merle through Christ our Lord, Amen.
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Larry Golemon

Posted at 02:49pm
Condolences from the theological schools of the Washington Theological Consortium. So grateful for Merle's son, Fr. Mark Morozowich of Catholic University of America, who has strengthened the wider Church in the spirit of his father. Our prayers go out to Merle, Mark, and the entire family.
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Fr Paul Wolensky

Posted at 08:14pm
Dear Fr Mark, Donald, and Family, Please accept my prayers and sympathy as you grieve the passing away of your dear father. May Our Lord Jesus receive him home with an embrace of love, and may so many happy memories comfort you during the days and months ahead. I pray that he and your sweet mother are once again in each other's arms. Fr Paul Wolensky
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