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Michael C. "Mooch" Morkin

February 23, 1953 ~ March 3, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Michael Morkin Obituary

Michael C. “Mooch” Morkin, 71, of Franklin, PA., passed away Sunday March 3, 2024 at UPMC-Hamot in Erie.

                Born Feb. 23, 1953 in Oil City, PA., he was the son of the late Emmett and Patricia Bines Morkin

Mooch attended St. Stephens’s Grade School and was a graduate of Oil City High School.

He worked several years as an arborist for Hazlett Tree Service and retired after many years with Davey Tree Service. He also operated Mooch’s Snack Shack for the ball teams and swimming pool in Franklin in his younger years.

He married the former Diane E. McCall on Jan. 24, 2004 and she survives.

Mike attended St. Stephen’s Church for many years and was a member of the Oil City Knights of Columbus council #385 and the Fourth Degree Assembly.

He was an avid golfer and belonged to the K of C Duckpin League for many years.

In younger years he belonged to several softball leagues.

He enjoyed playing Santa for many years and was a huge Notre Dame Fan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children

Bill Reese and his wife Amber and their children Liam, Nolan, Keagan and Kennedy Reese

Brian Reese and his wife Tiffany and their children

Brayden and Alexa Reese

He is also survived by a brother

Thomas Morkin and his wife Karla of Carlisle, PA.

A sister

Patricia “Patti” Byers and her husband Randy of Oil City

And several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Mary Moody.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and from 6-8 P.M. Sunday in the Reinsel Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Monday at St. Patrick’s Church in Franklin with Fr. James Campbell, Pastor, Presiding.

Interment will take place at Scrubgrass Cemetery.

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March 10, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 AM
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Bissell Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

March 10, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Bissell Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

Mass of Christian Burial
March 11, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Patrick's Church
949 Liberty St.
Franklin, PA 16323


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