Roland Anthony Morreale

Roland Morreale, 80, passed away at his home on Monday, September 22, 2014.  A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Church of the Resurrection, Wesley Chapel, 137th & Roe, Leawood, KS.  He graduated from the University of Utah and mastered at Boston University.  He was in the US Army with CIC in Germany.  His enthusiasm for life touched many lives throughout the years at Menorah Medical Center, Metropolitan Community Colleges, Associated Builders and Contractors, The Church Without Walls, and many friends.  He will be greatly missed.  He leaves behind his wife, Jan; his son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Linda; his cousin, Dr. Jeffery D. Stone; and his granddaughter, Shayla.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Harvester’s, Salvation Army or the Cancer Society. 


  1. Dick and Vivian on September 27, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Jan, Craig and Family. We had a lot of Christmas and Shayla’s Birthday together. We will never forget the good times we had. We will miss Roland and his great sense of humor.

    Lots of love at this hard time.

  2. Eva Johnson on September 27, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    I have such fond memories of Roland and of all the special times we shared as family.
    He was an amazing man with such humor and zest for life. I will miss him greatly.

  3. Bob in Grandview, Missouri on September 29, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I am grateful for the life of Mr. Morreale. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

  4. Werner Methner on September 29, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Roland was a very special friend. I will miss all those interesting conversations we had. He was so well informed about so many things. Sincere condolences to all of
    the family.

  5. Linda Morreale on September 30, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Roland was a very special father-in-law to me and Grandfather to our wonderful daughter Shayla. I know that Shayla’s advanced oracle nature came directly from his genes and he always commented on how far she will go life, so I’m sure he knew there was some of him in her. He was always so proud of Craig and always treated me like his daughter. I always felt part of the “familia” from day one. His large personality and opinions about everything from the weather to politics will be greatly missed at Christmas time and birthday celebrations. We miss you Roland.

  6. The Hill Family on October 2, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Jan, Craig, Linda, Shayla, and family…

    We were so very sorry to hear about Roland’s passing. Even from the few times we personally spent with him, it was evident that he was a man with a big heart who loved his family. Praying for comfort and peace for all of you as you grieve such a huge loss and look back on a life well lived.

    With love,
    Steve, Nancy, David and Philip

  7. Frank Whitney on October 6, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Roland and I were friends about 46 years. To me he was one of the most intelligent person I ever met and had the privilage to work with. We had some great times together. Becky and I always enjoyed the great dinners with Jan & Roland, at their home and at some of the interesting resttaurants. It’s hard to find all 4 people that enjoy getting together like we did. We will miss him.

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