Kenneth Clifton Morrissey|
June 25, 1923 - Feb. 21, 2014
Resident of Alameda
Kenneth C. Morrissey passed away peacefully, at home in Alameda, CA, on February 21, 2014, at the age of ninety, with his youngest son, and his brother at his side.
Born on June 25, 1923, in Orland, CA, Kenneth Morrissey was a California native, with ancestry going back to the Bear Flag Republic. He joined the navy in September 1943, received his Naval Aviator Commission, in August, 1945, and remained an avid pilot throughout his life. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 1948, with a BS degree in engineering, and worked as Continental Can Company's General Manager of Quality Control, for 30 years. During his career, he, his wife and sons, moved from California, and lived in Connecticut, and Illinois. In 1977, upon retirement, Kenneth and his wife returned to California, residing in Danville, where they were founding members of the Crow Canyon Country Club (Old Crows). Kenneth volunteered as a docent on the aircraft carrier, USS Hornet, in Alameda, CA. He and his wife traveled extensively, seeing much of the world.
Kenneth Morrissey is predeceased by his wife Barbara W. Morrissey. He is survived by sons, Michael Morrissey, and Thomas Morrissey (Martha) of the Chicago area; brother Phillip Morrissey of San Luis Obispo, CA; and granddaughter Melissa Morrissey.
Visitation will be Monday March 3rd from 5:00 to 8:00pm at the Oakmont Memorial Park, Redwood Chapel located at 2099 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette, CA, 94549. Funeral services will be on Tuesday March 4th at 10:00am in the Oakmont Memorial Park Redwood Chapel.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Professional Healthcare at Home Hospice (395 Taylor Blvd, suite 200, Pleasant Hill, Ca. 94523), or the USS Hornet Museum (707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3, Alameda, Ca. 94501, www.USS-Hornet.org).
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Feb. 27, 2014