1931 – 2015
Deacon Jose A. Morales, retired permanent deacon, died on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.
Deacon Morales was born on November 26, 1931, in Puerto Rico, and moved to the Philadelphia area in 1952. Deacon Morales was a retired press operator for Art Kraft Container in Tullytown, Pennsylvania.
Deacon Morales was ordained on October 31, 1981, by His Eminence John Cardinal Krol. Following ordination, he was assigned to Saint Mark Parish, Bristol. In 1983, he was given a secondary ministerial assignment at Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia. In May 2000, Deacon Morales and his wife relocated to the Diocese of Saint Petersburg, Florida where he served as an extern deacon until his retirement and return to Philadelphia in 2013.
The Reception of the body and viewing will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015, at 9:30 AM at Saint Mark Church, Bristol, followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:30 AM. The principal celebrant and homilist will be Reverend Dennis M. Mooney, Pastor, Saint Mark Parish. The Deacon of the Mass will be Adolfo Crespo.
Deacon Morales is survived by his wife of 60 years Gloria (nee Montero), eight children: Gloria Morales Evans, Jos� Morales, Hector Morales
Office for Communications