10 December 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: Donald Morris

Donald M. Morris gravestone, Red Bank Hebrew Cemetery (Congregation Bnai Israel), Tinton Falls, New Jersey, photograph courtesy of Stephen Gallop, 28 October 2013.
Here lies
David son of Baruch Mordechai
15 in the month of Cheshvan 5771
DEC. 3 1937 • OCT. 23, 2010

Dr. Donald Morris, my father's first cousin, was born in Red Bank, New Jersey to Max and Irene RatnerMorris. He was their fourth child to live to adulthood. The following obituary was published in the Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) on October 24 and 25, 2010. [I have divided it into paragraphs for ease of reading.]

Donald M. Morris, DMD, 72, of Holmdel, N.J., died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, in his home, surrounded by his loving family. Services with be held Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at Bloomfield-Cooper Funeral Home, Ocean, N.J., at 11:30 a.m. 

Born in Red Bank, N.J., to Max and Irene Morris, Donald was a lifelong resident of Monmouth County. He graduated from Red Bank High School, attended Muhlenberg College, and graduated from Parsons College in Iowa, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Donald served his country in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967 and practiced dentistry in Lincroft, N.J., and Spotswood, N.J., for 42 years. 

While Donald was interested in woodworking, music, and loved the game of golf, his most enjoyable times were spent with his family and many friends. He was a member of Shackamaxon Country Club for 22 years. 

Donald will always be remembered for his care and concern for others, his easy going manner, and his wonderful sense of humor. 

Donald is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Judy Tiber Morris; a beloved daughter, Michelle Novick of Livingston, N.J., and her husband, Robert Novick; two special grandsons, Ethan and Matthew Novick; a loyal son, Michael Morris of Colts Neck, N.J., and his numerous friends and extended family. He was predeceased by his parents, Max and Irene Morris; his sisters, Bernice Morris and Muriel Sofer, and his brother, Edwin Morris, MD.

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