Wilfredo "Fred" Morales
- December 5, 1952 - September 2, 2011
- Lorain, Ohio
of Wilfredo's Passing
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1 of 12 | Posted by: Gabriella Palacios - Louisville, KY
“Not a day goes by that I don't think about my brother. I miss him very much and can't wait until we are together again in heaven with God. I am...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Evelyn M Silva - Elyria, OH
“I worked with Fred at NASA several years ago. I was always impressed with his cheerful manner and "can do" attitude. He will be missed greatly. My...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Patricia A. Parker - Cleveland, OH
“Wilfredo and I took many classes together in Graduate School at NASA Glenn. We became friends discussing the course work we were involved in at the...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Bob Handschuh - Cleveland
“Wilfredo was always willing to help out others. We both went to the inner city school to tutor math to high school students. I always remember his...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Nelson Morales - Lakewood, OH
“May God Be with all of you at this difficult time. I was a co-worker of Fred's and he was a very kind man. We liked to talk about the NASA way of...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Bernadette Puleo - Independence, OH
“It was a pleasure to know and work with Fred over the years at NASA. He was a caring and genuine person, who always had a smile on his face.
You...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Gott - North Royalton , OH
“My good friend Fred and I shared an office at NASA for a few years before I left NASA in 1983. He is fondly remembered as a pleasent person to work...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Vern Wedeven - Newtown Square, PA
“TO MY TITI AIDA MY PRAYERS IS FOR YOU AND THE FAMILY ,
MI PRIMO DESCANSE EN PAZ C EN LA PRESENSIA DE DIOS AMEN
RIP FREDDY BYE FOR NOW I SEE...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: CARMIN CARRILLO COLON - READING, PA
“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May the words in John 11:20-27 gvie you hope and comfort.
10 of 12 | Posted by: Barb & Tom Layton
“I will always remember the times we spent together and cherish the memories of the things we talked about. No one deserves to suffer, as you did but...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Evelyn M Silva - Elyria , OH
“My deepest sympathies to the Morales family. May God bless you with comfort and strength during this most difficult time. Fred was a good friend and...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jose Ayala - Lorain, OH
Wilfredo "Fred" Morales, age 58, of Lorain, passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, September 2, 2011 at the Cleveland Clinic following a lengthy illness.
He was born on December 5, 1952 in Cayey, Puerto Rico. He moved to Spanish Harlem, New York as a baby and to Lorain, Ohio at the start of High School.
Wilfredo was a 1971 graduate of Southview High School. He enlisted with the United States Air Force in 1975 and was honorably discharged in 1977. He continued his education at Cleveland State University earning a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering, a Masters Degree from the University of Toledo and a PHD from Cleveland State University.
He was employed by NASA as a Chemical Engineer for 33 years. He took great pride in his profession and was extremely dedicated to his research in the field of space exploration. He wrote many articles for numerous publications and obtained patents for his research. He was also the recipient of the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement award in 2006 for outstanding technical achievement.
Wilfredo was a very special man and was always there to help anyone in need. He enjoyed spending his free time reading, listening to music, watching movies and jogging. He was also a black belt in Judo. His most treasured time was the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren who referred to him as "Pa". He was an amazing husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Iris (nee Gonzalez); son, Wilfredo (Susan) Morales Jr., of Morrow, Ohio; daughter, Julie (Gary) Fisher, of Mount Vernon, Ohio; grandchildren, Gage and Lainey Reynolds, Conner, Niko and Logan Morales; mother, Aida Gonzalez; sisters, Elizabeth Martinez, of Amherst and Evelyn Silva, of Elyria.
He was preceded in death by his fathers, Antonio Gonzalez and Andres Morales.
The Morales family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Rd., Amherst. Closing prayers will be said on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 8:45 a.m. in the funeral center followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Chapel, 4301 Pearl Ave., Lorain. Rev. Fr. William Thaden,Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.
Online condolences may be left for the Morales family at www.dovinreberjones.com