Morrison, Arthur F.
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Dr. A.F. Morrison, 87 passed away peacefully on January 30th, 2013. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years Marilyn, in 2003. A.F. was born in St. Louis, Missouri on May 20th, 1925. He attended high school in Clayton, Missouri and went on to college at Miami of Ohio University. He finished college in two years and attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II for two years and went on to serve in the U.S. Army as a Captain in the Korean War. A.F. was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry, bravery and precise thinking. Upon returning from the Korean War, he did his Urological residency at the University Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. When he completed his residency in 1955, he and Marilyn ventured west to Phoenix to build a home, family and start his Urological practice. A.F. practiced Urology for 40 years and served as Chief of Urology at Good Samaritan Hospital. A.F. loved college football especially "Sun Devil Football". He served as a Sun Angel and was a season ticket holder for over 40 years. His other love was golf. He was a long time member of Phoenix Country Club. A.F. loved life and was always on the go with his family and friends. He was a world traveler and felt so blessed that he was able to visit every continent except Antarctica. He is survived by his two sons Richard (Victoria) of Paradise Valley, Robert of Phoenix and his daughter Pamela Bonelli (Blake) of Paradise Valley. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Robert Bonelli, Michael Bonelli, Rebecca Frigole, Heather Hendon and three great grand children. He will be loved and missed by all. Private Family Services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
, 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85014.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 3, 2013