Robert L. Morris

February 7, 1932 ~ November 22, 2019 (age 87)


Robert L. Morris, 87, of Everett, PA formerly Indiana, Pa, passed away on November 22, 2019.

The son of the late Reverend Raymond L. Morris and Helen Twigg Morris he was born in Dillsburg, PA in 1932.

He married Ruth Schenley Morris in Williamsport, PA, October 4, 1958.

Robert was a student at Susquehanna University before enlisting in the Army Security Agency during the Korean War. Upon discharge he completed his BA degree at Lycoming College, an MA at Columbia University, and a Ph.D. at West Virginia University.  He taught in the public schools of Williamsport, PA, Frostburg State University in Maryland and Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he was the Director of the Center for international Studies and later served as Dean of International Programs.  He is credited at IUP with originating many student and faculty exchange programs around the world.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, a daughter Karen Sue Morris and partner Donald Lauver in Bedford, PA and a son and daughter-in-law Gregg and Laura Morris of Venetia, PA. He was especially proud of the accomplishments of his two granddaughters, Meghan and Julia Morris, also of Venetia. He is also survived by brothers James, of Elizabethtown, Pa, Raymond and wife Tammy of Pinehurst, NC, a sister Marylou Suckling of Mechanicsburg, PA, a sister-in-law Carol Lynn Morris, of Lebanon, PA, and a brother-in-law Robert Schenley of Oak Ridge, TN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Jay of Lebanon, PA, brother-in-law Robert Suckling and sisters-in-law Cynthia Schenley, and Betty Morris, wife of James. Morris

At the deceased’s request there will be no visitation. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the Calvary Presbyterian Church, Indiana, PA.

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Arrangements entrusted to Louis Geisel Funeral Home, Bedford, PA.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Brian Morden Foundation to fight childhood cancer


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Memorial Service
December 21, 2019

1:00 PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church (Indiana, PA)

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