George J. Morris SARATOGA SPRINGS - George J. Morris passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. He was 91. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on Sept. 12, 1925, he was the son of the late Albert R. and Mary (Pfirrmann) Morris. George attended Taylor Allderdice High School and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh. He served in World War II as a mortar man with the 302F of the 94th infantry division and received a Bronze Star and the Purple Heart for service during the Battle of the Bulge. After his honorable discharge, George was employed by Alcoa Aluminum as a District Sales Manager in Washington, DC, Boston, MA and Hartford, CT. In his retirement, he and his wife Norma settled in Conneaut, OH where they enjoyed growing fruits and vegetables, and for a while, raising beef cattle. George also liked playing golf and was a prolific reader. He was a member of the United Church of Christ in Conneaut. In addition to his parents, George was predeceased by his wife Norma, his brother Robert P. Morris and his sisters, Mary Louise Morris and Elsa M. Cameron. Survivors include his three sons, Richard C. (Margaret) Morris of Saratoga Springs, Jeffrey D. (Susan) Morris of East Stroudsburg, PA and Ronald E. (Susan) Morris of Saratoga Springs; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in George’s memory may be made to the Conneaut Public Library, 304 Buffalo St., Conneaut, OH 44030. Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY (518-584-5373). Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com .
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