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Robert Eastin Morris ’52

Published in Apr. 18, 1990, issue

BOB MORRIS died on Dec. 30, 1989, after a massive heart attack. His funeral was held in St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Milwaukee, and he was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.

Bob retired from the U.S. Navy in 1977 as a rear admiral. His last duty was in the Pentagon as director of strategic planning, programming, and budgeting for the Surface Navy.

After graduation from Princeton, Bob joined the Navy, was commissioned, and served three years in Korean waters. He then accepted assignment to an admiral's staff in Athens. In 1959, Bob returned to Newport, R.I., where he married Marjorie Britton Greene. During the Vietnam War, Bob commanded the U.S.S. PARSONS and the U.S.S. LITTLE ROCK. He was awarded the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star.

Bob was a cum laude graduate, majoring in S.P.H. (English), and he belonged to Key and Seal. He received his M.A. in International Relations from George Washington Univ. He also graduated from both the Naval War College and the National War College.

In 1977 Bob moved to Milwaukee to work at American Medical Building, Inc. He later became executive director of the Executive Committee, a consulting firm to business leaders. A major love was the Episcopal Church, where Bob served as senior warden, and director of a meal program. Bob's rector wrote, "He was the most influential lay person at St. Mark's . . . had a natural leadership, but also compassion and vision."

To Marjorie and their daughter Carolyn Eastin, we extend our profound sorrow.

The Class of 1952

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