In memory of
John Edwin "Jack" Morse
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In memory of
John Edwin "Jack" Morse
John Edwin "Jack" Morse Webster - May 30, 2019 at age 94. Jack, an Electrical, Mechanical, Structural, and Design Engineer for the Eastman Kodak Company, died peacefully from a stroke under the skillful care of the staff at Maplewood Nursing Home in Webster, NY. Radios and electricity held an early fascination for Jack; as a teen he spent many hours disassembling and reassembling radios in the family basement in Watertown, MA. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, from Tufts University, and graduated from US Navy Reserve Midshipmen's School at Columbia University. He subsequently served as Communications Officer on aircraft carrier USS Randolph during WWII outside Washington DC. After the war, Jack accepted a position as Electrical Engineer with Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester. Called back to active duty in the 1950's, he served as Inspector in Contract Administration. To his lasting amusement, one of the companies under his purview was the Eastman Kodak Company. In the 1960's Jack became aware of kinematic design principles developed by Kodak researcher Dr. John McLeod, who coined the term 'exact constraint'. Introduction to these principles ignited in Jack a lifelong passion for precision machine design. He expanded their application, utilizing them in ingenious ways to solve Kodak's web handling problems, and became a dogged promoter of exact constraint in many tutorial lectures throughout the company. Acquiring the moniker "Exact Jack", he grew into a go-to troubleshooter throughout Kodak for fixing 'expensive equipment that didn't work'. His reputation for employing rigorous standards, a masterful facility with tools, inventive problem solving, and intuitive design outlived his tenure at Kodak and fueled a post-retirement career consulting as eXact Constraint Mechanical Technology, or XCM Tech. Jack is survived by his children, stepdaughter Lisa McGinnis Soria (Michael) of Arlington, MA; daughters Leslie Morse Weber and Jill Morse Menezes Meade (Thomas) of Rochester, NY; and son Warren Swain Morse of Moodus, CT; as well as grandchildren Luke Jackson Weber, Travis John Weber (Kenna), Nadia Ericksen Menezes, and Noelle Leal Menezes. He is predeceased by his wife of 34 years, Ida Tyler McGinnis Morse, stepson Tyler Grant McGinnis (Paula), and former wife of 18 years, Shirley "Ricki" Ericksen Morse Sheldon. Friends and well-wishers are invited to attend a memorial service celebrating his life on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 11:00am at All Seasons Chapel at White Haven Memorial Park, 210 Marsh Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534. Persons desiring to honor his life are encouraged to support their favorite STEM education program in his memory. To share a memory of Jack or send a condolence to the family visit www.anthonychapels.com .
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Rochester, NY 14618
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In memory of
John Edwin "Jack" Morse
John Edwin "Jack" Morse Webster - May 30, 2019 at age 94. Jack, an Electrical, Mechanical, Structural, and Design Engineer for the Eastman Kodak Company, died peacefully from a stroke under the skillful care of the staff at Maplewood Nursing Home in Webster, NY. Radios and electricity held an early fascination for Jack; as a teen he spent many hours disassembling and reassembling radios in the family basement in Watertown, MA. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, from Tufts University, and graduated from US Navy Reserve Midshipmen's School at Columbia University. He subsequently served as Communications Officer on aircraft carrier USS Randolph during WWII outside Washington DC. After the war, Jack accepted a position as Electrical Engineer with Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester. Called back to active duty in the 1950's, he served as Inspector in Contract Administration. To his lasting amusement, one of the companies under his purview was the Eastman Kodak Company. In the 1960's Jack became aware of kinematic design principles developed by Kodak researcher Dr. John McLeod, who coined the term 'exact constraint'. Introduction to these principles ignited in Jack a lifelong passion for precision machine design. He expanded their application, utilizing them in ingenious ways to solve Kodak's web handling problems, and became a dogged promoter of exact constraint in many tutorial lectures throughout the company. Acquiring the moniker "Exact Jack", he grew into a go-to troubleshooter throughout Kodak for fixing 'expensive equipment that didn't work'. His reputation for employing rigorous standards, a masterful facility with tools, inventive problem solving, and intuitive design outlived his tenure at Kodak and fueled a post-retirement career consulting as eXact Constraint Mechanical Technology, or XCM Tech. Jack is survived by his children, stepdaughter Lisa McGinnis Soria (Michael) of Arlington, MA; daughters Leslie Morse Weber and Jill Morse Menezes Meade (Thomas) of Rochester, NY; and son Warren Swain Morse of Moodus, CT; as well as grandchildren Luke Jackson Weber, Travis John Weber (Kenna), Nadia Ericksen Menezes, and Noelle Leal Menezes. He is predeceased by his wife of 34 years, Ida Tyler McGinnis Morse, stepson Tyler Grant McGinnis (Paula), and former wife of 18 years, Shirley "Ricki" Ericksen Morse Sheldon. Friends and well-wishers are invited to attend a memorial service celebrating his life on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 11:00am at All Seasons Chapel at White Haven Memorial Park, 210 Marsh Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534. Persons desiring to honor his life are encouraged to support their favorite STEM education program in his memory. To share a memory of Jack or send a condolence to the family visit www.anthonychapels.com .
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2305 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
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