Death – Gary D. Morris Obituary – The Beaver County Times

Death – Obituary


Gary D. Morris

Big Beaver – Gary D. Morris, 68, of Big Beaver, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021, in Celebration Villa of Chippewa with his loving family by his side.

Born on July 16, 1953, in Beaver Falls, he was the son of the late Ronald G. and Edith M. (Ferguson) Morris. Gary went to the Fishburne Military School in Virginia during his high school years, then attended Virginia Wesleyan College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He attended the St. Monica Parish and retired from doing maintenance work at the Blackhawk School District.

Gary is survived by his wife, Gloria (Rimoldi) Morris; brothers, Kevin (Lynn) Morris, and Joel (Cass Rowan) Morris; sister, Rhonda (Jeff) Androlia; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia (Harold “Skip) Sorenson; and nieces and nephews, Heidi (Vik Thakur) Androlia, Nicole Androlia, Kelsey Androlia (fiancée Nick Bejarno), Krista Morris, and Stefan Kelly.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Kim Morris.

Friends will be received on Thursday at 10:00 AM for a memorial mass at the St. Monica Roman Catholic Church- 116 Thorndale Drive, Chippewa Township. No visitation will be held.

Private inurnment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Gateway Hospice and Celebration Villa (the former Elmcroft) for all the love and care they provided.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations go to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center- 200 Lothrop Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or to the St. Monica Parish- 116 Thorndale Drive Beaver Falls, PA 15010.

Arrangements were entrusted to the HILL AND KUNSELMAN FUNERAL HOME, INC.- 3801 4TH Avenue, College Hill,

Posted online on December 26, 2021

Published in The Beaver County Times

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.