The LuLac Edition #1920, January 27th, 2012
The late Michael Morreale, Luzerne County Treasurer.
Longtime former Luzerne County Treasurer Michael Morreale died this evening after a long illness. Morreale lost his elected position with the implementation of home rule this year. He was first elected County Treasurer in 1979 when the late Frank Crossin and Edd Brominski swept into office during a Democratic landslide. Morreale was elected to 8 terms in total, and was a top Democratic vote getter. Morreale's had a huge following and a political party that was a "must go" event was his annual pig roast. Morrerale paid special attention the needs of hunters and pet owners in his tenure. It's been reported that Morreale had been battling health problems the last year.