Photos of Bob Morse

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Robert W. Morse passed away peacefully at home on November 28th after a valiant battle against brain cancer. A celebration of life will be held on December 9th at 2 pm at the Englewood United Methodist Church in the Doan Chapel.  Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services are in charge of the arrangements.  A Military Burial will be held at the Sarasota VA National Cemetery December 27, 2012 at 10:30.   In lieu of flowers,  memorial donations may be made to Englewood Helping Hand located at the Church. 

Robert Morse graduated from Norwich University in 1957 with a BS before attending Officer Basic School for the US Army. LT Morse served two years on active duty spending most of his tour as an expert marksman competing in pistol matches across the southwestern states winning numerous trophies and medals. He continued his obligation to the Army in the Reserves and was later discharged as a Captain. Later in life he enjoyed competing in pistol matches at the Senior Games in Florida. Bob's early career was in retail shoe sales as VP of I.H. Morse Shoe Stores, Inc., a business started by his grandfather. He later worked as a sales rep for New York Life. Bob was active in the Norwich University Alumni Association, community affairs in Englewood, and served on the board of his homeowners association for many years, participated in the local computer club and the genealogy club. Bob was a member of the Morse Society.  Bob showed his love for Norwich University and Stoneham High School by compiling biographies of classmates for their 50th reunion and representing Norwich at high school career fairs in Florida. In 2007 Bob received a Sustaining Service Award from the Norwich Alumni Association. Norwich reunions were a highlight in his life where he could meet his buddies with whom he enjoyed deeply satisfying lifelong friendships. Bob wrote a book about the Morse Museum in Warren, NH telling stories of African safaris and world travels made by his father and grandfather as they collected curios displayed in the museum for over 60 years.

A loving and devoted husband to his wife Bunny for 54 years.  Bob is survived by his wife, Beatrice A. (Henderson) Morse, brother Philip M. Morse, Jr., his step sisters Sally Wolfe and Elizabeth Morse, sisters-in-law Miriam (Midge) Henderson, Martha Hamill and Edith Williams, brother-in-law Joseph Williams, two sons William and Brian, a daughter-in-law Debra, granddaughters Jamie, Erin, Hannah, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and granddogs.   Bob is a warm and gentle person with a special gift for dry humor which gave everyone a good laugh.  His enduring friendship is cherished by his classmates and friends.  Bob rests peacefully with his Lord now, but his spirit lives within all of us who were touched by him. Use his spirit to show kindness to others and turn your sorrow into joy.

Visit The Morse Museum Story to learn more about Bob's book and see some video clips from a tour of the Morse Museum.

Visit Bob's Facebook page to share your stories.

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Recording of the memorial service on December 9, 2012 (Best for Mobile Devices 328Mb)

Recording of the memorial service on December 9, 2012 (HD 804Mb)

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The Burial Service video was recorded December 27, 2012, at 10:30 at the Sarasota VA National Cemetery.

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(L to R) Phil Jr., Philip 3rd, Brian at Bob's grave on 4/18/13
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