Vereb Provides Details of Victim Killed in Turnpike Crash Today
WEST NORRITON – Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) today provided a statement on behalf of the family of Michael R. Sanfelice, the Pennsylvania Turnpike employee killed this morning in a crash involving an overturned box truck in Plymouth Township.
The late Sanfelice, 66, of West Norriton Township, started his career with the Pennsylvania Turnpike 12 years ago as a mechanic, and most recently worked in the highway maintenance division.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Kathleen, and their two daughters, Joy Ronan and her husband, Jerry; and Monica Spataccino and her husband, John; and three grandchildren.
“Today, the Pennsylvania Turnpike and all of Montgomery County has lost a strong leader and a dear friend. Mike will be greatly missed and our hearts go out to his family during this trying time,” said Vereb. “I ask that members of the media respect the privacy of the Sanfelice family, as several of the family members have not yet been informed of the death.”
Sanfelice was active within Montgomery County communities and a very selfless man, as he had served as director of the Jefferson Fire Company since 1985, and as a member of the Frank C. Parker Jr. and Son American Legion Post 901 and the West Norriton Civil Service Commission.
Michael Sanfelice also served in the U.S. Army for two years, where he completed a one-year tour in Vietnam in 1966 and earned a variety of medals including Army Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service and Vietnam Campaign.
Prior to working with the Pennsylvania Turnpike, he worked for the Case Equipment Company.
State Representative Mike Vereb
150th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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