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David R. Morganti

4/26/1942 - 3/12/2024

David R. Morganti, age 81 of Kirtland, passed away March 12th, 2024 at Hillcrest Hospital. He was born April 26th, 1942 in New Castle, PA to the late Romeo and Armenia Morganti.

Dave was a salesman for 42 years in the food/grocery store industry. He was co-owner of the Kroehle Company, a food broker in the Greater Cleveland area. The Company then consolidated, and the name changed to Advantage-Leeper-DeRose but he remained as co-owner. He worked for General Foods prior to Kroehle.

Dave enjoyed watching his sons play high school sports. He also coached in the Eastlake Boys’ Softball League for seven years during the mid-to-late 1970s.  He also coached in the Eastlake Boys’ Basketball league, where he was the president for three years, during that same time frame.

Dave was the loving husband of 57 years to the late Dolores “Dee” L. Morganti (nee Exposito); beloved father of Jeffrey (Deanna) Morganti and Brian (Jackie) Morganti.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 PM Friday, March 15th, 2024 at McMahon Coyne Vitantonio Funeral Home, 6330 Center Street, Mentor. A Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 PM Friday at the funeral home. Entombment at All Souls Cemetery at 10:00 AM Saturday, March 16th, 2024.

Donations can be made in Dave’s name to the Lake Humane Society and Adoption Center Animal Adoption Center | Lake Humane Society

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

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8 Replies to “David R. Morganti”

  1. Darlene Brunetti March 13, 2024 at 12:16 pm

    So sorry for your loss Jeff !!!


  2. Mary Beth Yagoda Wagner March 13, 2024 at 1:44 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Jeff, Brian and all the Morganti family. I started working with your dad in the retail department at The Kroehle Company in 1988. Dave was such a wonderful man! I also got to meet Jeff, Brian and Jackie when they worked part-time in the summers at The Kroehle Company. Such a nice family and I wish you all peace and prayers during this difficult time.


  3. I worked with Dave at Kroehle before we both became partners. He was tuely a great husband and father.
    Sad to hear of his passing.


  4. Jeff and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss and the pain it causes you and the family.

    John Petrenko and the entire softball team and its community.


  5. Dave and Dee were our wonderful neighbors for over 30 years. We had fun and laughter together and helped each other out when just a phone call of “help” was heard. Dave was a devoted husband to Dee and missed her terribly when she passed. We will miss his hugs by the mailbox, his smiling face and feel truly blessed to have had such a wonderful caring neighbor all these years. We were so lucky to have had him in our lives. We will miss him very much. Our deepest sympathy to his loving sons Jeff and Brian and to all who loved him as we did.


  6. So sorry to hear of Daves passing.I worked with him at Kroehle for 20 years.He was kind and was always willing to answer any questions i had.Truely a gentleman.


  7. Jeff and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family. May he R I P.


  8. Jeff and Brian I am so sad to hear of your dad’s passing. I have some very fond memories working with Dave for my 20+ years at the Kroehle Co. May he rest in peace.


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