Reps. Donald Norcross (D-Camden) and Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) marked the death of Picatinny Enhancement Coalition board member Bill Morelli Tuesday.
“My heart is broken over the sudden passing of my friend William Morelli,” Norcross said. “Bill was a tireless advocate for New Jersey’s military installations, including Picatinny Arsenal where he worked for many years. His years of dedication and service will leave a lasting legacy not only for Picatinny, but for all of our armed services. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Morelli family during this difficult time.”
Morelli died on Nov. 8 after sustaining injuries during a motorcycle accident. He worked for the U.S. Department of Defense for 19 years, both at Picatinny Arsenal and at Fort Monmouth. He also served as a council member in New Jersey’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
Both representatives sit on the House Armed Services Committee.
“I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Bill Morelli,” Sherrill said. “Bill’s lifetime of service to the Army and the depth of his dedication to Picatinny Arsenal were an example to so many. I and my colleagues on the House Armed Services Committee were so grateful for his expertise and his advice. Bill was a tireless advocate for New Jersey’s defense community and small businesses, and a fierce supporter of our veterans.”