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Frank L. Morris, 90, of New Castle passed away the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at UPMC Montifore Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Frank was born in Pleasant Unity, Pennsylvania, on May 21, 1927, to the late Raymond and Eva E. Fullerton Morris.
He proudly served in the Army from July 27, 1945, to March 27, 1947, serving in the European theatre of operations. He was awarded the Army of Occupation Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
Frank was a very skilled tool and die maker and was employed by various manufactures for more than 60 years.
On Nov. 6, 2004, he married the former Marilyn Sweesy, and she survives him at home.
He was of the Protestant faith.
Frank was a 32nd degree Mason of the Mahoning New Castle Lodge 243, New Castle Scottish Rite Consistory and the New Castle Consistory Legion of Honor.
He enjoyed woodworking, loved fishing, being outdoors tending to his flower gardens, and socializing with others. Above all, he loved his Dachshund, Ginger, who was his faithful companion.
Frank is survived by two daughters, Kathy (Pete) Mastropietro of Mt. Jackson and Mona (Tony) Bucci of Wampum; four stepchildren, Rhonda (Joe) Clemons of Port Clinton, Ohio, Tracy (Brad) Reighley of Bradenton, Florida, Cathy (Tom) Sanchez of Phoenix and Rob (Channie) Polley of New Castle; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; former wives, Sophie Puz and Mary Sipe; brother, William Morris; and two sisters, Thelma Shawley, and Eleanor Shawley.
Calling hours will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 111 W. Falls St., New Castle.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home by the Rev. Philip Harrison, pastor of First Alliance Church.
Interment will be in Castle View Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Published on October 27, 2017
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