Robert Morris, 80
Tool Collector, Rose Gardener & Avid Reader
January 28, 2018
Robert Heath Morris, of Rocky Hill, 80, died on Sunday, January 28 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of Heath Morris and Laura Hill Morris. He received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and his MBA degree from the University of Michigan. After varied corporate responsibilities, he started Validata Computer Systems, a software vendor, in 1979. He retired after 25 years in the computer business.
Late in life, he joined the Freemasons and was a member of Palestine #111, Princeton #38, and Raritan Valley #46. He also belonged to the Trinity Commandery and the Jerusalem Commandery of the Knights Templar, and the Haggai Lodge of Mark Master Masons. He was honored to be a member of the Royal Order of Scotland. He was a tool collector, a rose gardener, and an avid reader. A friend of Bill W. for 45 years, he was known to many of his friends as “Grateful Bob.”
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Helen Mei Mei Maurer Morris; his son Charles Morris and daughter-in-law April; his son, Robert Morris and daughter-in-law Medora; his daughter Katharine Osborn; his daughter Jeanne Wert and son-in-law Sean; grandchildren, Kate Morris-Kotowski, Lisa Morrris, Karl Morris, Ben Morris, Leslie Morris, Matthew Osborn, Andrew Osborn, Kyle Wert and Sean Wert.
Memorial donations may be made to the Rocky Hill First Aid and Rescue Squad, PO Box 175, Rocky Hill, NJ 08553.