Stanley R. Morrison

January 8, 2017 
WATERTOWN, NY  —  Stanley Richard “Dick” Morrison, 88, of McClelland Street, Watertown, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Samaritan Medical Center. He had been a resident of the Samaritan Summit Village since March of 2016.

The funeral will be 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home with Rev. Patty Farr officiating.  Calling hours are Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. prior to the funeral. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, in Brookside Cemetery, town of Watertown.

He is survived by his children, Thomas Morrison, Watertown; Philip and Tina Morrison, Watertown; Christy Morrison, Mountain View, CA; Martin and Lynne Morrison, Watertown; Barbara (Morrison) and William Stevenson, Cicero; Diane (Morrison) and Robert Kayajian, Mission Viejo, CA; Karen (Morrison) and James Black, Victor, NY; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Dell Ewing, Vienna, VA and Chuck Ames, Watertown; nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by granddaughter Emily, a great granddaughter Kendal and two brothers, Donald and Robert.

Dick was born in Watertown August 12, 1928, a son to Roy and Dorothy Mapp Morrison.  As a youth, he played the mellophone in the Home Band of the Jefferson County Children’s Home. He graduated from Watertown High School in 1947. 

Following his education, he worked for Chapins Choice Chicken, Chapins Wholesale Flowers, and Ames Brothers Body Shop.  Dick went to work for Niagara Mohawk where he was employed for over 30 years, retiring as garage foreman.  One of his favorite positions while employed at Niagara Mohawk was serving as executive driver to the Machold family. He was an avid coin collector and card enthusiast who enjoyed crossword puzzles and spending time with his family.

Dick was a member of the Emmanuel Congregational Church and the IBEW Local 97. He enjoyed attending Syracuse University football games with his wife, Marilyn.

He married Marilyn June Ames on Feb. 4, 1950, at the Emmanuel Congregational Church.  Mrs. Morrison, a retired teacher’s assistant in the Watertown School District, died July 17, 2014.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Emmanuel Congregational Church, 119 So. Hamilton St., Watertown, NY  13601.

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Information provided by Reed & Benoit Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.