July 26 2014 - 1:00 pm Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
MORSE, LEWIS D. age 89, after a brief illness following a fall, of Oakland, on Thursday, July 10, 2014. Devoted husband of 63 years to Vivian, who predeceased him in 2013; loving father to Marjorie and her husband Gavin Bell; adoring grandfather to Megan, Collin, Hayley, and Sean Bell; brother of Jack Morse (predeceased 2001) and Esther Gudaitis (predeceased 1983). He will be sorely missed by his loving family and friends. He was born in 1924 in New York City and graduated Stuyvesant High School in 1942. He served in WW II from 1942 to 1945, helping to liberate Belgium, France and Buchenwald concentration camp. He earned his BS (Brooklyn College) and MS (NYU) in Polymer Chemistry on the GI Bill. He worked at Merck & Company for 22 years in the field of micro-encapsulation in which received many patents and enjoyed several years of work as a consultant after retirement. He was well-known in this field which helped to facilitate the important invention of time release medication. He was a valued member of the American Chemical Society for 60 years. Memorial Service at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 1 PM. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. www.schugar.com.
I met Lewis Morse at the Dickens Fellowship of Pittsburgh. He was always a pleasure to be around. In our last conversation, he asked me if I'd read a certain book he loved and I promised him I would and talk to him about it. I will always think of him when I hear or think about that book. I will miss him at the meetings! My sincere condolences to all of his family and friends.