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Morris, Daniel 1940 - 2018
Daniel Stephens Morris, passed away in the loving arms of his wife of 54 years on January 16, 2018 at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, CA after moving here 10 years ago to enjoy his family after his retirement. Dan was born in Dayton, Ohio and had many jobs growing up starting as a soda jerk then a job in a radio job with Junior Achievement. He came to California to the Boy Scout Jamboree with his troop by train. Amazingly he was here as a young guy. After graduating from Oakwood High School in Dayton Ohio, he moved to Columbus Ohio to attend and graduate from The Ohio State University. He met his wife there and they married in 1963. From his beginnings as an all night DJ at WTVN as the "Nighthawk" he continued to succeed in the Broadcast Business. Dan became a manager at WCOL/92X. There he started a live street side broadcast with Spook Beckman and they called it the "Bumper to Bumper" room. It was a hit! Then he hired John Fraim to do the Morning Show from the top of the Lincoln Leveque Tower. Another programing winner. He had a fun career with many fine people. He and Carol moved to North Carolina where he ran two radio stations for Nationwide Insurances Radio Division. They then headed back to his favorite city Columbus, Ohio. Later he became a communications officer for Grange Insurance and enjoyed his opportunities there as well. He was on 39 boards as part of his duties for Grange. Some were The YMCA, BBB. First Community Village, Parents for Drug Free Youth, Ohio Association of Broadcasters, The Governors Healthy Options and The Jazz Arts Group. Carol and Dan were members of First Community Church in Columbus and are grateful to Dr. Richard Wing for his many kindnesses in our lives. He is survived by his wife, Carol; his daughter, Cristine, her husband, Tim, grandchildren, Alexis and Timothy; brother-in-law, John C. Bailie and his wife, Lynn. There will be a memorial service in Columbus in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hoag Memorial Hospital, http://giving.hoag.org/donate_online, in his name in gratitude to all the wonderful nurses and aids that took care of him so lovingly.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Jan. 25 to Jan. 28, 2018
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