Kenneth Edward Morrison
1933 - 2018
Kenneth Edward Morrison NEW PALTZ- Kenneth Edward Morrison, of New Paltz, N.Y., and Port Charlotte, Fla., passed peacefully in Wheat Ridge, Colo., on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. He was born in Elizabeth, N.J., on June 25, 1933 to Edward G. and Elsa Emily Morrison. He graduated from New Paltz High School and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Using the GI Bill, he graduated from Duchess County Community College and received his Degree in Civil Engineering. He married the love of his life, Margaret Mary McGill, on July 18, 1959, in Queens, N.Y. The couple settled in New Paltz and Kenneth worked for the State of New York Department of Transportation as a Civil Engineer. He was a Boy Scout Leader and a Little League Coach. He taught himself to ski and sail and passed that love on to his children and grandchildren. He worked hard in his profession, at home, and in his community. He was dedicated to his wife and children, he was a true friend and a mentor to many. He retired to Port Charlotte, Fla. With his sailboat in his back yard, he spent his time traveling and sailing with his wife, family and friends. He is survived by his children, Peter (Jennifer), Daniel (Julie), Patricia (Robert), and Kathleen; and grandchildren, Kevin, Erin, Robin, and Ian Morrison, Conor and Cara Morrison, Elizabeth, Eugene, and Emily Loughlin, and Joseph and John Simpson. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Margaret; his son-in-law, Vincent Loughlin; and sister, Gladys Kiraplacht. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2018, at the Ulster Veteran’s Cemetery located in the New Paltz Rural Cemetery. He and Margaret will be laid to rest together and Kenneth will receive his Military Honors. Casual dress, please. In lieu of flowers, please pick-up some litter.
Published by the Daily Freeman from Jun. 28 to Jul. 1, 2018.
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Please accept my dearest and heartfelt sympathy; I am so sorry for your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this challenging time. Isaiah 61:1, 2
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