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Alan Morinelli

Dec 20, 1954 - Jul 16, 2022

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GATES - Alan Morinelli Passed away peacefully on July 16. 2022 at age 67. Predeceased by his Mother Laura Morinelli: Father Elmer Morinelli; Aunt Rita & Uncle Bill Kauffman; and many other aunts and uncles. Alan is survived by his loving and devoted wife Elizabeth "Liz" Morinelli; best frien...

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Jul 24

Service

Sunday, July 24, 2022
1:00 pm

Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home

1411 Vintage Lane
Rochester, NY 14626

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Alan Morinelli

December 20, 1954 - July 16, 2022

Larry Sullivan July 26, 2022

We got to know Al through Liz, our favorite dental hygienist. We shared stories and meals with Al and her. Al was a wonderful guy and we all shared a love of music. The first time Debbie and I got to see U2 was with them in Toronto. What a night ! We walked all the way back to our hotel and stayed up having drinks and talking at the bar. We certainly will miss Al and will always cherish our friendship. We were so lucky to have Liz cleaning our teeth for so many years when we lived in Rochester.

Dianne Strauf July 24, 2022

I think of Al as our own personal “Anthony Bourdain”. We were always running around to school and sporting events. When we were fortunate enough to go out to dinner for “couples night” with Al and Liz, they always knew the latest restaurant to try, and what they liked best there. We relied heavily on Al’s choice of wine and the food he liked. Here and there, he entertained us with a few of his restaurant critiques… in an effort to improve their establishments, of course. We loved hearing about their latest travels and adventures, especially their love for Costa Rica. After their initial “train hopping” incident, it was heartwarming how they worked out trips and concerts so they each did something they enjoyed. It was obvious how much they cared about each other. While Liz tolerated golf, Al loved golf. I wish I could have seen more pictures of Al’s golf outfits. I was pretty sure Al had more golf shoes than I had everyday shoes, and I was very jealous. Al enjoyed life and wanted to share that joy with others. When I think of Al, my first thought is Al’s smile. I will miss you Al, but I’ll always remember the example you set and the smile that you shared with others.

Eric Strauf July 24, 2022

I’ll remember Al as a wonderful husband, traveler, food critic, and a genuine great person. I enjoyed our friends group dinners where Al and Liz would share their experiences about their excursions to places like Costa Rica, Scotland and many others. As a golfer myself we always had a story to share about how our season was going. For our group dinners, I would always rely on Al to pick the restaurant, for a stretch he had become quite the food critic, I always knew wherever we were going for dinner, it would be a good choice. Also, Al was excellent when it came to pairing wines, I never had a Red that Al picked that I didn’t like. Recently our dinner group was fortunate enough to have one of those wonderful dinners before Al entered the hospital. We’ll miss you Al, but we’ll never forget you!

RaeLea and Marty Jacobson July 24, 2022

We met Al through Liz. She told us she met her guy while cleaning his teeth. We attended their wedding and shared many meals with them over the years. It was usually a new restaurant for us. Al and Liz had already been there and put their stamp of approval on the restaurant. They were never wrong. Fortunately, we were able to share one last meal together after a two year covid break the week before he went into the hospital. Al loved food, wine and cooking. One time when he made dinner for friends, he showed me the secrets of making a perfect risotto. He will be missed.

David McCutchen July 23, 2022

I meet several years ago in a Wednesday night golf league. Al always had a smile, great attitude and a pleasure to talk too. His golf attire was in a league of his own. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to all of his family members.

Frank Ekiert July 22, 2022

I first met Al back 42 years ago when I entered the Sheet Metal apprenticeship. He started 2 weeks before me. Back then he drove a Pontiac Grand prix to finally upgrading to Nissan Altima. We worked together on many jobs together during our careers. We developed a work related friendship.
He convinced me to join him on a bowling league at Perry’s Bowling Center along with Billy Shaw, Jack Conlon and Steve Bizok. Al came up with our team name – “Wild Samoans.” We had a great time. The year we decided to leave that league we were in first place. Yes, we won the league! Oh, did I mention the team shirts? Hawaiian floral fern leafy design. Really “Bright” colors.
Yes he enjoyed his golf. On a whim He would ask me ... “Hey Frank, want to take a half day and go hit 9 holes?” I said sure. I think he really wanted to help me perfect my game. Sometimes it worked, most of the time not.
We were approached to play in the Optimation Golf outing one year and he was asked if he could get a team together. I was also asked if I golfed. I said yes. He spoke up and said … “Frank, You have clubs".
He was able to get a couple of more guys and we agreed to play. I didn’t really score well. (He was right ... I have clubs.)
We were supposed to get together earlier this year to have breakfast. We never made the arrangements. I now regret that I didn't follow thru. Until we meet again pal.

Sharon Dirksen July 22, 2022

When I think of Al, his warm smile, his kind eyes, his love for dogs and golf come to mind immediately. But mostly, I think of his love for Liz. The way he looked at her whenever she was in a room- that kind of love that just shines through. Liz, We hope Al’s enduring love serves to hold you in times of pain and lift you up so you can rejoice. Sending much love and sympathy. Sharon and Bob Dirksen

Maria Heinlein July 21, 2022

We met Liz and Al over 20 years ago because of our dogs. We started as neighbors and became friends. Al always had a great story to share, and could find humor in just about anything. He could also come up with the best nicknames for his dogs. He will be missed. We send our love to Liz, and Al's family.

Catherine Defazio July 21, 2022

Alan was a wonderful person he will be missed greatly by everyone god bless his soul love your cousin s Catherine and John and family

Caryl Parker July 20, 2022

From the moment that Al joined our family, it was as though he was always a part of it. He exuded joy and made everyone around him feel special.

MaryJo Butera July 20, 2022

The best next-door neighbors anyone could ask for, for 53 years -Al & Liz. I'm so glad we spent Easter together, talking about food and travel.....may your cherished memories remain forever in your heart.

Jean Ricciuto July 20, 2022

Al was a coworker to Joe and a friend yo us both. We loved his sense of humor and love of cooking. He will be greatly missed. A terrible loss for Liz and all who knew him.

John Shannon July 19, 2022

I enjoyed working with Al for years at Kodak and at Optimation. H was a very humorous man, and we shared a love for golf and U2. My condolences to his wife and family.

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