Richard G. Morse
WINDHAM- Richard G. Morse, who was born, raised and lived in Windham, died on Feb. 23, 2014 at Columbia Memorial Hospital. He was 87.
He was predeceased by his parents, Grant and Arcia (Traver) Morse, and two brothers, Grant and Ronald.
After graduating from Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School a year early so the he might serve his country in World War II
, Richard enlisted in the U.S. Navy
and served on the aircraft carrier USS Philippine Sea. Upon returning to Windham, he married his wife of 67, E. Ruth (Truby) Morse, and operated Morse's Grocery until it was destroyed by fire in 1976. Richard was the Windham Town Clerk from 1960 to 1980, and Clerk of Greene County Legislature from 1980 until his retirement in 1989. He was also a life member of Windham Hose Co. #1, VFW
Post # 1545, the American Legion, and the Windham United Methodist Church.
Richard is survived by his wife Ruth, and his three children: Richard, Jr. and his wife Kathleen, Keith and Barbara Livsey and her husband Richard. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Mandi (David) Betts, Dennis Morse, Lindsey Morse, Karen( Brian) Lane, Kelly Sienkiewicz, Megan Morse, Richard Livsey, and great-grandson, Jake lane.
Viewing hours will be held at Decker Funeral Home, Windham, on Wednesday Feb. 26, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the Windham United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Windham Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Windham United Methodist Church.