John H. Morton

WINDSOR John H. Morton, formerly of Airville, went to be with his Lord after a lengthy illness at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at his residence. He was the husband of Jean G. (Grove) Morton, whom he married July 12, 1941, celebrating 72 wonderful years together. Born on November 7, 1919, in York County, he was the son of the late Hugh and Hazel (Warfel) Morton. He graduated from Lower Chanceford High School in 1939. Mr. Morton was a 66 year member of Guinston Presbyterian Church of Airville, where he served as an elder and trustee. He was instrumental in the restoration work done to the Historical Old Guinston Church building. He was an avid Phillies fan and of the Green Bay Packers, and in his younger days loved deer hunting and fishing. He was employed by Charles Johnson Plumbing and Heating and was later a State and then a Federal meat inspector for many years. But his passion was farming. John was a loving father to his two daughters, Susan Warner, wife of Greg Warner, and Nancy Orwick, wife of Rick Orwick. He was the grandfather to three granddaughters, Natalie Kauffman, wife of Colby Kauffman, Sr., Alissa Jordan, wife of Joseph Jordan, and Wendy Runkle, wife of Dwayne Runkle; and a great-grandfather to six great-grandchildren, Cale Runkle, Ciona Kauffman, Stella Jordan, Colby Kauffman, Jr., Jillian Runkle, and Steele Jordan. He is also survived by nieces and nephews. A brother, Donald Morton, and a granddaughter, Jennifer Warner, preceded Mr. Morton in death. There will be no viewing. Burg Funeral Home, Inc., 134 W. Broadway, Red Lion, will be assisting the family with the arrangements. A service to celebrate his life will be held on Monday, April 14, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Historical Old Guinston Church, 14130 Guinston Forge Road, Airville. The Rev. Daniel R. Moore and former Pastor, Jack Maisch, will officiate the service. Visitation with the family will take place following the service with light refreshments and John's favorite - desserts. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Guinston Presbyterian Church, 14130 Guinston Forge Road, Airville, PA 17302 in care of the maintenance fund for the Historical Old Guinston Church building; or Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Drive, Suite 100, Camp Hill, PA 17011. John was a very loving and supportive husband to Jean, and his family always came first. He will be sadly missed by all of his many friends and family. The family would like to thank his caregivers, Jennifer Holzer and Lorie Eisenhour, for all their love and devotion to John during his illness.

Funeral Home

Burg Funeral Home, Inc.
134 W. Broadway Red Lion, PA 17356
717-244-4567

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Apr. 12, 2014