OBITUARY

Mark "Bear" Morrell

January 18, 1954July 22, 2018

MORRELL, Mark "Bear" July 22, 2018 of Marilla, NY. Beloved husband of Lou Ann (nee Pastuszynski) Son of Carol and the late Donald Morrell. Dear brother of Cindy Morrell, Sandy (Mark) Potenza and Bruce (Lori) Morrell and brother in law of Suzanne (Thomas) Baskerville, Joseph (Debra) Pastuszynski and Jane (David) Zehler. Also survived by nieces and nephews, Rachel, Julie, Zach, Taylor, Haley, Katie, Michael, Jacquie, Daniel and Lindsey. The family will receive friends on Friday from 3-8 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME 784 Main Street, East Aurora where prayers will be held on Saturday at 9:15 and A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Annunciation Church at 10:00 AM. Flowers gratefully declined, if desired contributions may be made to the Marilla Fire Company PO box 124 Marilla NY 14102. Online condolences may be shared at www.woodfh.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Prayer Service Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, July 28, 2018
REMEMBERING

Mark "Bear" Morrell

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tim moser

August 12, 2018

Always a highlight of my visits back home, running into a Mark sorry for your loss .

arnold eisensmith

July 29, 2018

we didn't know-peggy and I are so sorry.didnt know he was ill or anything.i have fond memories of bear as we became friends on vacation.i knew the first time I met him that he was a person I wanted to be around.he was just plain fun and had a great sense of humor!


Wayne Troutman

July 27, 2018

I met Mark behind Southside school playing Little Loop football for the EA Chargers and I was lined up across from him. The ball was snapped and he hit me so hard that I landed up flat on my back wondering what just happened. Mark helped me up and with that big smile on his face he said Gotcha! Mark was a true teammate whether I played with him or against him. Mark was a joy to be around. He was always smiling and joking around. I always enjoyed spending time with him and having a few sodas at the Lanes. He always made me and everyone around him laugh. Mark was a true friend and a wonderful man. I will miss you Bear!!

Punky Schenne

July 25, 2018

A lot of memories with Bear, and Lou...he was the best coach the BarBill softball team and I ever had! Always had a grin for all, even if you ran into him in the Grocery store...Love and prayers to you and yours Lou...he will be missed, SO much!

BILL SIEPIERSKI

July 25, 2018

So sorry to hear of Mark's passing. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the family, especially to my friends Bruce and LouAnn. -Bill and Jill Siepierski

Steven Sansone

July 25, 2018

My deepest sympathy Sandy and family. I remember Mark as a big presence on the football field , he was looked up to by us underclassmen. My mother remembers him very fondly. May the Lord spread his peace on your family

Lisa Potter

July 25, 2018

Lou Ann & Family - So sorry to hear of the loss of such a great guy. Many good memories of the happy, smiling Bear. Tom & Lisa Potter

Raymond Kron

July 25, 2018

As the team bat boy and later as a player for both the East Aurora CEBA and Town Team baseball I spent many weekends during my summers and even some week nights on the diamond with Bear.On those teams you had a lot of older and younger friends through the years and a lot of good memories. Well Mark you will be seeing some old team mates up there, Coach Kron, (My Dad) and probably putting on the cleats and grabbing the wood! RIP My friend and team mate.

Dana Potwin

July 25, 2018

Growing up in Early at a time when everybody knew everybody had alot of fun times with Mark. Was at the lanes one night mark was celebrating his birthday which was also my birthday pretty sure that is all either of us remember that night. One of nicest person I've met in my life. RIP Bear!!

Kevin Orzel

July 25, 2018

East Aurora is a special place for me to come back to. It was always a treat to run in Mark. Always smiling and joking. We were somewhere once and ancestry came up. He was concerned that he wasn't sure what he was. I asked what his parents were. He said Italian and Indian. I told him, " I think that makes you a Whoppaho." We laughed about that joke every time I saw him including last year, which will be my memory of him. Sorry for your loss Lou. East Aurora will not be as special without Mark.