Penn Yan - David Joseph Morel Sr., age 93, of Penn Yan, N.Y. died Monday (May 20, 2013) at The Homestead, in Penn Yan, N.Y. Friends are invited to call from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday (May 23) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee; where a Catholic funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 5:00 p.m. with Father Jack O'Connor officiating. Inurnment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, in Newton, N.J. at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Charles Sipley IV Memorial Fund c/o ServU Credit Union, 46 Millard St., Dundee, N.Y. 14837.
David was born June 6, 1919 in Sanford, Maine, the son of the late Thomas and Lydia Coté Morel. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII; and was highly decorated, including the Purple Heart, and Silver Star. On Dec. 18, 1941 in Newark, N.J., he married the former Madeline M. Gramcko, who passed away on February 23, 1980. A retired mechanic for J.R. Roof Auto Sales & Ser. of Newton, N.J.; Mr. Morel has lived locally since 2004, formerly of Maryland. He attended St. Michael's Catholic Church; was a Life Member of the American Legion, and Life Member of the V.F.W.
His family was the greatest love in his life, and he will be dearly missed by a son, David Joseph (Eileen) Morel Jr. of Gambrills, Md.; two daughters, Theresa Lydia Hudler of Cambodia, Melanda M. (Charles) Sipley Jr. of Dundee; two brothers, Thomas (Mae) Morel of Belleville, N.J., John (Gwen) Morel of Lansdowne, Md.; a sister, Louise Millazzo of Howell, N.J.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
One of ten children, he was pre-deceased by four brothers, two sisters; and a great-grandson, Charles Sipley IV.
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