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Robert Morton, 90, of Las Vegas, NV & Monroe, NY, passed away March 29, 2014. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 25, 1923 to Harry & Ruth (Morje) Zweck. He was married to Ruth E. Feeney on June 3, 1992, and they moved to Las Vegas.
Robert graduated from the Pentagon Intelligence School, and attended Columbia University, Iona College and Ecole Francois. He worked for 44 years at NBC in radio & television operations, where he made the acquaintance with innumerable famous and important people. He was founder & President of the American Society of TV Cameramen. He served in the active & reserve U.S. Army for 32 years, retiring at USMA in West Point with the rank of Colonel. Among his many assignments were counterintelligence duty in Europe during the Cold War, Mobilization Designee for Defense Preparedness, and Reserve Liaison Officer at USMA., West Point. He was invited to membership in Marquis Who's Who in Entertainment. He was appointed to the 26th Congressional District Service Academy Advisory Board. He was a 10 year past President of Reserve Officer Association of U.S. in Rockland County. He had a quick & quirky sense of humor, and was an accomplished public speaker.
Robert is survived by his loving wife, Ruth; daughter, Nicole (John) Cocuzza; granddaughter, Christina Zweck; stepchildren, Donald (Marianne) Feeney, Diane (Alfred) Mateo, Scott (Kathie) Feeney, Michael (Dana) Feeney, Thomas (Carly) Feeney, and 13 step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Michelline.
Funeral service & burial took place at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY. In Las Vegas, a memorial service will be held on April 25, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Del Webb Boulevard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Prostate Cancer Foundation,
or Wounded Warriors.
Arrangements by William F. Hogan Funeral Home, Highland Falls, NY. (845) 446-2868 or
William F. Hogan Funeral Home
135 Main Street Highland Falls, NY 10928
Published in The Record/Herald News on Apr. 20, 2014