Charles R. “Bob” Morrison, age 82, a resident of Berkeley Square Retirement Village, Hamilton, Ohio, since 1997, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2012.
He was born in Butler on Dec. 15, 1929, the son of Charles Richey Morrison (pharmacist) and Mildred McFadden Morrison (school teacher). Bob graduated in 1947 from Butler High School and continued his education at Grove City College, Grove City, where he received his BS Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1951. On May 7, 1954, in Kane, Bob married Alice A. Anderson.
In May of 1979 they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary and welcomed their first grandchild. Bob and Alice lived in Newark, Ohio for 34 years, where they were members of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Bob was a Chemical Engineer for Callery Chemical Company in Pennsylvania from 1951 to 1955 and then again in Muskogee, Okla. from 1957 to 1962. Bob was drafted by the U.S. Army in 1955 and served two years at Red Stone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves where he was honorably discharged in 1961.
He was employed by Owens Corning Fiberglas in Granville, Ohio from 1963 to 1986 when he was forced to take an early retirement after which he did some consulting teaching at Central Ohio Technical College. Bob attended the Bethel Community Church in Hamilton and he was a member of the Kiwanis in Lindenwald. He tutored at Wilson Junior High and taught Bible studies at various local Hamilton nursing homes. He enjoyed painting, gardening, boating, camping, photography and Bible study.
Bob is survived by his daughters, Debra (William) Rau of Cumming, Ga., and Cheryl (David) Adam of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Jennifer, Emily, Valerie, Nathan, Lindsay, Lauren and Jonathan; nine great-grandchildren; and his only brother, David L. (Carole) Morrison of Cary, N.C. and their families. Bob was preceded in death by his wife of over 56 years, Alice, and his parents.
A Funeral Ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home, 240 Ross Ave., Hamilton, Ohio with Pastor Chuck Staudenmaier officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place on Friday, April 6, 2012 at 2 p.m. in Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Kane. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, Md. 21741-5018. The family would like to thank the wonderful, caring staff at Berkeley Health Care and those with Hospice of Cincinnati, as well as Pastor Chuck Staudenmaier from Bethel Community Church. Condolences to the family may be given at www.Webb-Noonan.com .