Daniel Morris

Obituary of Daniel Lewis Morris

Daniel Lewis Morris Granville, N.Y. - Daniel Lewis Morris (age 72) passed away peacefully on December 4, 2019, surrounded by family after a long, hard fought battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Dan was born on April 21, 1947 to the late Ruth Hayes Morris and Alfred Charles Morris. He was a graduate of Granville High School of 1965. He then graduated from Franklin Institute of Technology and Castleton State College. Dan was a proud Navy veteran who went on to obtain his nursing home administrators license. He became owner/administrator of Indian River Nursing Home until his retirement. Dan was a member of the Granville Lions Club for over 40 years. He went on to become District Governor of New York State Lions MD20. He was also a member of Ellenton-Parrish Lions Club. Dan previously served as a proud Republican on the Granville Town council, was a 15-year volunteer for the Henry Hose Fire Department and the Granville Rescue Squad. Dan would often be in his wood shop where he had a great passion for carpentry. He also liked to hunt and had his pilot's license until MS grounded him. Dan is survived by his wife of 51 years, Kristine (Somich) Morris, his daughter Heidi (Brett) Toon, grandsons Alec and Wayne of Bluffton, SC, and daughter Gretchen (John) Hartigan, granddaughters Bailey and Molly of Beverly, MA, brothers Asa (Shirley), Richard (Mary Jane), and Joseph Morris, sisters-in-law Kathy Binck and Sue (Geoff) King and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his many friends at Veranda Springs. He was preceded by his parents, brother Buddy, brother-in-law Donald Binck, and in-laws Alec and Katie Somich. A special thank you to Hermoine Francios' and Ann Schinski for your compassionate care over the years. His family is comforted to know that he walked, skipped, jumped, and ran through the Pearly White Gates of Heaven! Calling hours will be held at St. Mary's Church, Granville, NY from 10 AM - 12 PM on December 21, 2019 followed by a Mass at noon. Burial will be in the Mettowee Cemetery in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dan's memory can be made out to the Granville Lions Club Scholarship Fund, PO Box 4, Granville, NY 12832 Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Groover Funeral Home, Ellenton, Florida and Robert M. King Funeral Home, Granville, New York. To leave an online condolence, please visit our website at robertmkingfuneralhome.com.
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Saturday
21
December

Mass

12:00 pm
Saturday, December 21, 2019
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
23 Bulkley Ave.
Granville, New York, United States
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