Robert J. Morris
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AGE: 73 • Tinton Falls
Robert J. Morris, 73, of Tinton Falls, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank after a courageous fight of 22 months with esophageal cancer. Born in Hillside, he grew up in Mountainside. Following graduation from Jonathan Dayton Regional H.S. in Springfield, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy. Bob began his career in heavy machinery/construction sales at Foley CAT of Piscataway serving clients from Staten Island to Atlantic City until his retirement from Bucket Supply in Hillside.
Bob, a devoted Giants and Yankee fan, was a true people person. In his younger days he enjoyed playing softball with his long-time buddies on Chrone's Mountainside Team. He particularly enjoyed outings to Monmouth Park Race Track with Larry and Ronnie and stopping by Tinton Falls Deli to check in with Scott, Adrienne and friends. His smile and charisma lit up this world.
Predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Ruth Morris, Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Ellen (Scott) Morris. He was the proud, loving father of Richard and his wife Mimi, John and his wife Janine, and Sandra Dolce and her husband Rafael. He was the cherished Grampy of Elisabeth, Emily, Grace, Tommy, Lexi, Shane, Amy, Nicholas and Michael. Watching their sports activities always gave him great joy. Also surviving are his treasured in-laws, Kathleen and George Dietrich, George Scott, Robert Scott and fiancée Marla Laufer, plus special cousin, Denise Davern.
Friends are welcome to visit from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 12 at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank. A celebration of Bob's life will take place at Woodbine Cemetery, Oceanport at a later date. If desired, donations may be made in Bob's memory to Alternatives, Inc. 600 First Ave., Raritan, NJ 08869, www.alternativesinc.org. Please visit Bob's memorial website at www.johnedayfuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on July 10, 2013