Thomas W. Morris, born on October 21, 1935, raised in White Plains, New York, bid his final farewell on December 7, 2023, in the tranquil shores of Virginia Beach. At the age of 88, Tom
gracefully succumbed to pancreatic cancer after fiercely battling the disease for almost three years.
Tom’s life was a vibrant montage of diverse experiences and interests. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Structural Mechanic, deploying around the world on the aircraft
carriers, USS Essex CVA-9 and USS Randolph CVA-15. He completed his Navy career on the Navy Baseball team from which he was recruited by Minor League professional baseball, playing for the San Francisco Giants AA team. Tom had a passion for computers, working for over 45 years as an IT professional. He retired from Anheuser Busch in 2001 after 17 years of
dedication to the company as computer hardware technician.
Outside of his professional endeavors, Tom found joy in various passions. He had an insatiable love for Corvettes, owning several over his lifetime, admiring their sleek design and revving engines. An athlete and sports enthusiast to the core, he passionately supported the NY Mets, Giants, and Knicks, and Navy Football, enduring both triumphs and heartbreaks alongside his beloved teams. The ocean held a special place in his heart, and he could often be found at the oceanfront, taking in the salt air and crashing waves.
Tom is a survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Christine as well as his daughters, Stephanie Newton, Stacy Strickland, Theresa (Paul) Kaylor, and Gail (Matthew) Ryan; and 6 grandchildren, Sophia, Chase, Richard, Mildred, Morris, and Morgan.
Tom will be interred at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown, PA where a burial and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In his memory, in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Tom’s preferred charity of over 30 years, St. Jude Children’s hospital click HERE to donate to St. Jude’s. As we say our farewells to Tom Morris, let us remember him for the laughter he brought, the memories he shared, and the love he fostered. Though he may be gone, his spirit will forever echo in our hearts, a testament to a life well-lived.Send FlowersPlant a Tree