Richard Anthony Morello, 64 of Santa Cruz, CA died suddenly at his home on October 9, 2023.
Born in Phillipsburg, N.J. on November 11, 1958, he was a graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School.
For the past 40 years Richard called California his home, working in the Hospitality industry.
He loved animals, especially his cat Benny, the beach and of course his beloved Grateful Dead.
He is predeceased by his parents, Anthony and Ina Morello, and sister Patricia Gammino. Survived by his sisters Susan Washer (Wayne), Mary Jane Henderson (Brad), brother John (Ann), brother-in-law John Gammino and lifelong friend Beth Knowles LeGate. In addition to many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.