James “Jim” G. Morello, 87, of Punta Gorda, Florida died Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Tidewell Hospice in Port Charlotte, Florida.
Jim was born July 27, 1929 in New York, New York and moved to Punta Gorda in 1977. He was U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Punta Gorda. Member of Rotary International (RI) since 1979, President of the Charlotte Harbor Rotary Club from 1987-1988, Rotarian of the Year 1993-1994 and was still an honorary member. Jim was a Director and Chairman of the Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders “S4TL”, a RI District 6960 sponsored youth program for 25 years. He also served on the Board of Directors of C.A.R.E. in Charlotte County. Jim was the owner of Punta Gorda Realty and Coral Harbor Custom Homes.
He is survived by his loving family, his wife of 68 years, M. Lorraine Morello of Punta Gorda; a daughter, Karen (Dave) Mangas of Punta Gorda; 2 grandchildren, Kristen and Dave Mangas; a great grandson, Ayden James. two sisters, Eileen Fox of Port Charlotte and Linda Pennypacker of North Carolina;
A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday 11:00 AM, April 8, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 211 W. Charlotte Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family.
Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Punta Gorda Chapel.