Robert Lee Morris III (“Merk”), age 67, passed away on Monday, September 12 at his home in Enola, PA. He was born on January 2, 1949 in Lynchburg, VA.
Robert attended E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, VA. After high school he joined the U.S. Army and served for 3 years during the Vietnam Era in the 661st Transportation Company and 82nd Airborne at the 7th Army Aviation Training Center at Schleissheim AAF (Germany). He was discharged with honor in 1969.
He was employed by Penn Central Railroad, Conrail, and Norfolk Southern where he worked as a Clerk, Yardmaster, Trainmaster, and Assistant Terminal Superintendent for 45 years. During his retirement, he and his wife operated Barbarino’s Pizza in Enola, PA.
Robert married Barbara Ann Baum in 1969 in Penbrook, PA. They were happily married for 47 years. He was a member of American Legion Post 28, VFW Post 7530, and the Enola Sportsmen’s Association. He enjoyed riding his Harley, golfing, shooting clays, and spending time at his Delaware beach house.
Robert was preceded in death by his father, Robert L. Morris, Jr., step-mother Dot, and in-laws Raymond M. and Verna E. Baum.
Robert is survived by his wife Barbara of Enola, PA; daughter Raeshell Randazzo (and husband Joseph Jr.) of Mount Joy, PA; daughter Chandra Thompson (and husband George Jr.) of Jonestown, PA; brother-in-law R. Michael Baum (wife, Sharon) of Mechanicsburg, PA; grandsons Cole, Owen, George, and William; granddaughters Julia, Olivia, and Emma; and those he thought of as sons: Albert Banks of Etters and Mark R. Foster of Mechanicsburg.
Services will take place on Wednesday, September 21 at 11:00 a.m. at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, PA.
The family would like to thank the staff of Compassionate Care Hospice for their support. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, http://cchnet.net/about/cch-foundation/
The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Morris family.