Deceased September 20, 2003

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In Memory

Robert Morris died in his sleep on Sept. 20, 2003, at the age of 95. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and then moved to Cleveland, where he graduated from Shaw High School before enrolling in Amherst College in 1926. At Amherst, he studied English and won the Williston prize. Robert also earned several medals in track and field.

After graduating in 1930, Robert taught and coached in Massachusetts for four years and then returned to Cleveland to work for General Electric. He worked in the Lamp Marketing Department until his retirement in 1972, taking time off to serve in the navy from 1942 until 1945.

Robert was the author of several trade papers, articles and brochures on lamps and lighting, including the entry for “Electric Lamps” in Encyclopedia Britannica in 1960. He also served as an active member of the Illuminating Engineering Society, the Readability Committee and the Elfun Society.

He enjoyed swimming, ice skating, traveling, singing, and he became an avid harmonica player in his later years. Robert was predeceased by his wife, June Kendall Morris. He is survived by his children, Chuck and Meg, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Chris Kuipers ’01