Jack Morris

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Jack Lee Morris D.P.M.

Jack Lee Morris passed away on March 12th after a valiant and courageous battle with chronic cardiac and pulmonary disease. Jack was born 1938 in Everett, Washington to Eva and Louis Morasse. Jack graduated from Lake Stevens High School; in 1957 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy working as a laboratory technician and corpsman. He married Betty and soon Renee' and Jack Jr. arrived. Jack graduated from the University of Washington and California College of Podiatric Medicine, while working full time to support his family. After a successful private practice of 15 years, Dr. Morris returned as a professor to the College of Podiatric Medicine. While chairman of the Biomechanics Department he, humbly, published some of the most insightful, scientific articles on biomechanics in his profession. In 1990 Jack married Joni Murphy, and found his life reinvented. During retirement he enjoyed travel, his grandchildren, telling jokes, and being a consultant in his profession.


Jack was preceded in death by brothers Pete & Mickey, brother-in-law Brian Murphy. Survived by brother Jerry (Barbara) Morris; sisters-in-law Karin & Beverly Morris, Patty & Bev Murphy, Pat Ormsby; brothers-in-law Jim Murphy & Elon Ormsby; mother-in-law Alyce Murphy; loving wife Joni of 23 years; children Renee (Don) Hunt, Jack (Sandi) Morris Jr.; grandchildren Akio (Crystal) Hunt & Miranda Hunt, Jake, Mckenzie & Madison Morris; numerous nieces, nephews, extraordinary friends, and his cat Frank. Special thanks to Dr's. Lester Jacobson, Martin Liberman, Michael Borah, and Ryan Dougherty of CMPC, and caregiver Gloria Freytis; their collaborative and enduring care extended Jack's quality of life. Most boys only dream of being a cowboy, a sailor, a fisherman, a pilot, a professor, and a physician but Jack realized all these dreams.


Donations may be made to The or The Lyme Disease Association.


Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service Thursday, March 21st at 2:00 pm, at the Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Ave., So. S.F. Please wear a baseball cap in Jack's honor. Interment Private. Condolences may also be made at www.gardenchapel885.com.



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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Mar. 17, 2013
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