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Joseph Thomas Morales

December 1, 2018 | Wilmington, DE

Joseph Thomas Morales, age 84, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis Hospital.

Joe was born in Wilmington, son of the late Rosario and Rosina Biancey Morales. He graduated from Brown Vocational High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1956 during the Korean War and was stationed in Iceland for 1 year. Joe was a barber by trade, working along side of his father for 22 years. After his retirement from the barber shop, he worked for Brooks Amoured Car, retiring in 1998.

Joe was the past President for St. Helena’s Athletic Association, CYO football coach, and a member of the Salesianum Fathers Association. He golfed for over 50 years and made many golfing friends.

In addition to his parents, Joe is predeceased by his son, Michael Morales; and his stepmother, Angeline (Davies) Morales. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Florence Mancino Morales, his children; Rosemarie Huhn(Tim), Joseph Morales(Brenda), Pamela Radke(Jeff) and Felicia Ortiz, his grandchildren; Rosalie Morales(Fran), Nicholas Morales, Laura Huhn(Tim), Melissa Dohring(Nick), Stephen Huhn(Jill), Matthew Radke, Anthony Morales, Vincent Morales and 6 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 12:00 PM at St. Helena’s Catholic Church, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809. A viewing will be held at the church from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Interment will follow at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 400 N. Orange Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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  1. Dad,
    We will miss you and your infectious laugh.
    Tell Mike we miss him and love him. ❤️

    Pamela Radke | December 7, 2018 at 1:23 PM
  2. Hello Dad,
    We miss you already. It is so hard not to see you sitting in your recliner watching TV. The house is so empty without you. But I know that you are in heaven with Mike and the rest of your family and friends that have passed. I hope you are golfing with all your buddies up there. Love you so much, Your daughter Ro

    Rose Huhn | December 7, 2018 at 7:09 PM
  3. My name is Ginny Pankowski. As a teenager, I remember my father, Ed Pankowski, speaking kindly about Joe Morales: a good barber, an even better human being, and a strong and reliable mentor to boys. I think Pop spent a lot of time with Joe in St.Helena’s and CYO activities. Pop died in 2000, but I still miss him every day. I know you will miss your father and friend for a long, long time. May he rest in peace.

    virginia bennett | December 9, 2018 at 4:33 PM
  4. Such a sad time for the Morales family… Your dad was a SPECIAL man… MUCH LOVED and WELL RESPECTED by his family and friends. His heart was as big as the golf courses he played on… he had such a kind and gentle spirit for people and animals. (I remember the bond he had with the crazy squirrel) I pray that the family finds some peace and comfort in the thoughts and prayers of all that knew him.. Rest In Peace Joe…aka “Dad”.. You will forever be in my memory and heart… Sandie (#3)

    Sandie Carroll | December 10, 2018 at 10:53 AM
  5. I worked with Joe at Brooks in the mid 1980’s. I remember laughing and having a good time with him and appreciated our conversations. Always in a good mood and determined to do a good job. I left in 1987 but thought of him often. Very respected by all. Steve DiVirgilio

    Steve DiVirgilio | December 12, 2018 at 6:21 PM

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