From: Norwich University Development and Alumni Relations Office []
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 4:01 PM
Subject: Deceased Notice - Class of 1957




  In Memoriam

Robert W. Morse '57


December 3, 2012

Dear Bob:

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the death of Robert W. Morse, Class of 1957.

Robert W. Morse passed away peacefully at home on November 28, 2012, after a valiant battle against brain cancer.

Robert graduated from Norwich in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business. While at Norwich, Bob was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, the Skiing Team, the Cross Country Team, Track, and the Outing Club. As an alumnus of Norwich, Bob was active in the Norwich University Alumni Association. He 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. Norwich reunions were a highlight in his life where he could reconnect with his buddies with whom he enjoyed deeply satisfying lifelong friendships.
Robert was a captain in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He was an expert marksman, winning numerous trophies and medals while representing his company on the Army Pistol Team. Later in life, he enjoyed competing in pistol matches at the Senior Games in Florida. Bob was active in community affairs in Englewood, and served on the board of his homeowners association for many years, and participated in the local computer club and the genealogy club. Bob was a member of the Morse Society.  Bob wrote a book about the Morse Museum in Warren, N.H., 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.

Bob was 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. 

Bob was a loving and devoted husband to his wife of 54 years, Bunny. In addition to his wife, Beatrice A. (Henderson) Morse, Bob is survived by his brother, Philip M. Morse, Jr.; his step-sisters: Sally Wolfe and Elizabeth Morse; two sons: William and Brian; a daughter-in-law Debra; granddaughters: Jamie, Erin, and Hannah; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and granddogs. 

A celebration of life will be held on December 9, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at the Englewood United Methodist Church ( in the Doan Chapel. Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services are in charge of the arrangements. Burial will be held at the Sarasota National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Englewood Helping Hand at the Church.

You can express your condolences to the family at

The Norwich community's thoughts are with Bob's family, friends, and classmates.

In Sympathy,

David B. Ely
Assistant Vice President for Development
Office of Development & Alumni Relations

This e-mail notice is being sent as a courtesy to all e-mail addresses on file for the Classes of 1956-58. Please forward this notice to others who might care to know of Bob's passing.


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