A private graveside service will be held for Franklyn H. “Pete” Morris of Sharon. He passed away unexpectedly Monday afternoon, Oct. 28, 2013, in his home. He was 82.
Mr. Morris was born Nov. 5, 1930, in Sharon, a son of John and June Smith Morris.
He was a lifelong Sharon resident and a 1950 graduate of Sharon High School.
Pete served with the Army during the Korean conflict.
He was employed as a draftsman at the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. for 34 years, retiring in 1984 when the plant closed. He then worked for six years at the former Lehigh Design, Sharpsville, in the same capacity.
For more than 40 years, Pete was a member and secretary of the Westinghouse Golf League and two bowling leagues at Thornton Hall Lanes, Sharon.
He loved being outdoors, cutting grass and shoveling snow, and was an exceptional handyman. Pete was a regular at McDonald’s during the week, enjoying his morning coffee while socializing with friends.
Surviving are: his wife at home, the former Evelyn “Edge” Mathewson, whom he married Oct. 16, 1965, in St. Joseph Church, Sharon; a daughter, Becky Jean Morris, Sharpsville; a son, David Franklyn Morris and his wife Ingrid, Castle Rock, Colo.; and two grandchildren, Emma, 5; and Patrick, 3è.
He also leaves a sister-in-law, Ruth Morris, Hermitage; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and -nephews.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Jackie, William and Robert Morris.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to American Heart Association, 840 Southwestern Run Road, Youngstown, OH 44514.
Franklyn H. “Pete,” 82, Sharon.
Calling hours: 4 to 6 p.m. Friday (11-1-13) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Friends may e-mail condolences by visiting www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
Service and interment: Private graveside service in St. Rose Cemetery, Hermitage.