December 3, 2012
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
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
A celebration of life will be held on December 9,
2012, at 2:00 p.m. at the Englewood United Methodist Church (www.englewoodumc.net) in the Doan
Chapel. Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation
Services are in charge of the arrangements. Burial will be held at the
National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of
flowers, memorial donations may be made to Englewood Helping Hand at the
You can express your condolences to the family at www.lemonbayfh.com.
The Norwich community's
thoughts are with Bob's family, friends, and classmates.
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