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Mr. John S. Morse

Cortland, New York

Sep 30, 1958 – Feb 19, 2016 (Age 57)


September 30, 1958
February 19, 2016
Cortland, New York


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Bertini-Riccardi Funeral Home Obituary

Mr. John S. Morse, 57, of 20 Lamont Circle, Cortland passed away Friday February 19, 2016 at home. Born, September 30, 1958 in Cortland, John was the son of Kenneth J. and Elizabeth Turgetto Morse. John faithfully served his country in the United States Air Force for many years. Extremely proud of his military service, John was a member of President Jimmy Carter's security detail when the former U.S. President visited West Germany. John received numerous letters for his outstanding work in the military, to quote two former Sergeants John served under, they wrote the following, "The tact and diplomacy displayed by this young airman while performing his duties has been commendable." and " I concur, A1Morse is one of the most outstanding airman that I have supervised. He can be depended on to perform any assigned duties. His appearance sets him apart from his peers." John was a communicant of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. He is survived by his mother; Elizabeth Morse at home, and two brothers; Kenneth (Peggy) Morse and Karl Morse both of Washington State, a sister; Ellen Morse of Vestal, two nephews; Cody and Luke Morse, two aunts; Carolyn Maude of Florida and Martha Feula of Ohio. John was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth J. Morse, a sister, Deborah and a brother, Eric. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Joseph Zareski serving as celebrant. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home 69 N. Main St. Cortland, N.Y.

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My deepest condolences. Karl lived in my home and spoke of John's carpentry skills. I know he missed him.