MECHANICVILLE - Donald G. Morelli, Jr., 65, passed away Friday, June 7th at Samaritan Hospital. Born December 12, 1953 in Troy, he was son of the late Donald and Ardith Stahl Morelli, Sr.
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A 1972 graduate of Mechanicville High School and Hudson Valley Comm College, Don served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era. He later worked for the Watervliet Arsenal as a machinist, completed multiple leadership courses through the government. Don was also an advisor with the Employee’s Equal Opportunity Dept, and later retired as a supervisor from the Arsenal.
Don enjoyed following NASCAR and often traveled to attend races, including the Daytona 500. He also enjoyed golfing and worked as a groundkeeper for the Mechanicville Golf Course following retirement. He enjoyed volunteering in the community and was previously active at the Mechanicville Elks Lodge and American Legion.
Survivors include his daughters; Tanya (Bryan) Munger and Trenda (Keith) Vey; his grandchildren; Jenna and Matthew Munger and Keith and Nora Jean Vey; siblings; Ronald and Darlene Morelli, Susan Fitzpatrick, Joseph and Scott Morelli and multiple nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by siblings Michael Morelli, Sr, Albert Morelli and Robert Morelli and his nephews Matthew and Michael Morelli.
A gathering of friends will be held on Thursday, June 13th from 5-7 PM at St. Luke’s on the Hill Episcopal Church, 40 McBride Rd, Mechanicville, with a prayer service being held at 7 PM.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Recovery Resource Center of St. Luke’s on the Hill Church.