Ivan M. Morales, 42, Catskill, NY

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State Police Sgt. Ivan Morales

Ivan M. Morales, 42, of Catskill, passed away peacefully at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center after a courageous battle with 9/11 related illness, on Friday, October 28, 2022.

Ivan began his career with the New York City Police Department in July 2001. While in the NYPD Academy, he and his classmates assisted in the rescue and recovery efforts at ground zero. Ivan later became a New York State Trooper, serving for 17 years before retiring as a Sergeant for Troop T. Ivan loved nothing more than being a dad and watching the New York Yankees.

Survived by his loving wife Kristi Morales (Helmedach); children Demetrio and Civana Morales; sister Maria (Devin) Feliciano and their children, Catalina and Benicio; sister-in-law Heather Buffa and her children, Sarah and Joshua; in-laws Henry and Pat Helmedach; and grandparents Demetrio and the late Maria Morales of Brooklyn.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at The Community Life Church, 20 W Main St, Catskill. A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday at 2:00 pm at The Community Life Church. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, Catskill.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greene County Womens League Cancer Patient Aid, POB 341, Round Top, NY 12473 or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, POB 27106, New York, NY 10087. Messages of condolence may be made to MillspaughCamerato.com.