MORELLO, Ralph C Chris
July 28, 2013 12:43 AM
80, a Santa Barbara Chumash Elder, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Ralph was born on October 24, 1932 in Santa Barbara, CA. He attended local schools including Lincoln Elementary, Santa Barbara Junior High and Santa Barbara High School. He worked for several years for the City of Santa Barbara's Street Department. Ralph was a wonderful, loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
Ralph is survived by his six children: Linda Treviño (Angel), Paul Morello, Nancy Gonzales (Kevin), of Bakersfield, Georgette Morello, Patricia Morello and Eddie Morello (Nicole); sixteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ralph was predeceased in death by his wife, Pauline Cota Morello; his parents, Raymond C. Morello and Isabel Castelo Morello; brothers, Clarence Cordero, Raymond (Rim) Morello, Jr., mother-in-law, Nancy E. Cota, sister-in-law, Mayma Morello and brother-in-law, Richard Alvarado; great granddaughter, Esmeralda Medina and his three children, Ralph, Jr., Olympia and Isabel Juanita.
Ralph will be deeply missed but not forgotten and will remain forever in our hearts. On behalf of the Morello family, we would like to express our special thanks to Dr. Frawley, Visiting Nurses and Hospice Care of Santa Barbara and the staff from one and three Oak Park at Cottage Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Ralph C Morello's name to account # 232887386-4236 at Chase Bank.
A Rosary Service will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 7:30 pm, at Our Lady Of Sorrows Church. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 10:00 am, also at Our Lady of Sorrows followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Pueblo del Rey Funeral Services (805) 894-8409.