Winfred E. Morris, 98, of Hatboro died Tuesday March 27 2018. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Amelia M. Morris.
He is survived by his daughters Amelia Bostic (Scott), Margaret Sweeney (Charlie) and Barbara Swavely (Jim); eight grandchildren: Candice, Colleen, Emily, Cory, Shannon, Tom, John, Lori; and nine great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to his memorial service on Monday April 2, 2018 at 7pm at the John J. Bryers Funeral Home, 406 N. Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090.. Visitation from 6 to 7 p.m. Interment will be 1:30 PM Tuesday April 3, 2018 at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown PA.
Winfred was a well-respected Optician for 50+ years. He owned his own shop in Hatboro for many years but retired from Linder Opticians in Willow Grove. He grew up in Philadelphia during the great depression, he was 10 when the stock market crashed in 1929. At 16 he quit school and went to work at a butcher’s shop, to help his mother when his father died from Tuberculous. In his early 20’s, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he dutifully enlisted in the Army to fight in WWII. As a buck Sargent he fought on the beaches of Anzio Italy ahead of D Day. His troops liberated Italy and went on to free the Dachau concentration camps. He never made it that far, he contracted malaria in Italy and was sent state-side to a VA hospital, where he wound up working. He was a very proud WWII veteran. After the war, in his early 30’s, he met his wife of 62 years, that he loved dearly. Bought a house in the suburbs on the GI Bill and went on to have 3 daughters.
Dad was a friendly out-going personality, willing to help others out wherever he could.
He whistled while he worked, took his daughters swimming at the park every warm Wednesday afternoon, picked them up from their bumps and bruises, and was there when they needed him.
Dad’s attitude was that life was an adventure; to live the best you could, and not to let fear get in your way of living.
See you later Alligator in a while crocodile.