Ronald W. “Ron” Marinelli, 75 years of Morgantown, Pa., passed from his physical body into the glorious presence of his Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, following a long battle with Covid. He was well cared for and loved by all the doctors, nurses and staff there.
He was born on Sunday, January 5, 1947 in Teramo, Italy. Ron was the son of the late Giuseppe and Chiara Marinelli. He was the husband of Kathleen M. “Kathy’ (Thompson) Marinelli, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage.
Ron’s parents in Italy made the difficult decision to immigrate to the USA to provide a better life for their three sons. As a result, when he was 7 years old, Ron arrived here after 11 days on a ship. He became a naturalized US citizen in 1962 and began using the name Ronald in place of his Italian name Renato. Ron served in the US Army Reserves from 1969 to 1975. He was a graduate of both West Chester University and Temple University Law School. Ron worked as an attorney, employed as in house counsel for several title insurance companies. He was a member of High Point Baptist Chapel and a men’s Bible study group. Ron enjoyed reading, watching sports and old movies, delivering Meals on Wheels, times at Ocean City NJ, and especially fun times with all the family.
He is survived in addition to his wife, by a son, Gregory J. (Linda) Marinelli of Gainesville, FL, two daughters, Kara A. (Bill) Brooks of New Holland and Anna M. Marinelli of Denver, PA, two brothers, Pat Marinelli of Ridley Park and Dominic Marinelli of Greenville, SC. There are 5 grandchildren: Ronin, Lael, Zophia, Amaya, and Caleb, whom he loved dearly. He was PopPop to them.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Ron Marinelli will be held on Tuesday, April, 19 at 11:00 am at High Point Baptist Chapel, 200 Chapel Road, Geigertown, Pa., with Pastors Paul Caughill and John Lownes officiating. Interment will be held with the family at the Petra Church Cemetery in New Holland prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made in the memory of Ron to High Point Baptist Chapel.
Arrangement by The Labs Funeral Home, Inc. of Honey Brook, Pa.
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