Kenneth J. Morse

Kenneth J. Morse, age 86, of Gloversville, N.Y., passed away peacefully, April 12, 2013, at the Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, N.Y.

He was born on November 7, 1926, in Johnstown, N.Y., the son of the late Alfred D. and Louise Cady Morse. He was a lifelong area resident and a 1944 graduate of Johnstown High School.

Mr. Morse was the senior custodian for the Gloversville Enlarged School District and was president of the Civil Service Employee’s (CSEA LOCAL) – Gloversville School District Buildings and Grounds.

On November 27, 1949, he married Joan Cole. She preceded him in death November 9, 1986. He also was predeceased by a son, Joel W. Morse, his brothers William, James and Robert, and one sister, Shirley Morse.

He is survived by: five sons, Steven K. Morse of Chugiak, AK., Lawrence M. Morse of Anchorage, AK., Alan W. Morse (MaryJane) of Amsterdam, N.Y., Daniel K. Morse (Lisa) of Caroga Lake and Kenneth Sean Morse (Charlotte) of Wilmington N.C. ; his dear companion, Lucille Strait; one brother, Alfred Morse of Johnstown; and one sister, Claudette Ray of Florida; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer Morse, Kristy Morse, Stephanie Morse Mc Donnell, Kelly Morse Dolder, Kathleen Morse, Joseph Morse, Andrew Morse, Allison Morse Smith, Luke Morse Aimee Morse and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the John W. Finocan Funeral Home Inc., 13 Prospect Ave., Gloversville.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Dr. R. W. Williams officiating.

Interment will take place in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Ave., Gloversville, N.Y. 12078.

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