Edward J. Morrisey
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Edward J. Morrisey
  • January 3, 1927 - July 4, 2017
  • Riverside, Ohio

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Morrisey, Edward J. passed away peacefully at Hospice of Dayton at the age of 90 on July 4, 2017. He was born on January 3, 1927 in Dayton, OH. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 66 years Rose (Quaing) Morrisey; his 6 children Patrick (Patty), Mary Gaddis (Tony), Eileen Graves (Greg), Matthew (Barb), Carol Bublitz (Jim) and Tom (Beth); 10 grandchildren; Robin, Jenny, Victoria, Nathan, Laura, Carla, Emily, Molly, Amy and Sarah; his 11 great-grandchildren, Allison, Rylan, MaKenna, Kian, Luke, Leo, Carmen, Sydney, Lucy, Colin and Joey. He was preceded in death by his 3 sisters, Pauline Hofmann, Ann Schweitzer and Margaret "Peggy" Morrisey. He attended Chaminade High School and graduated from Purcell High School in the accelerated program in 1944. He started at the University of Dayton, but was drafted in 1945 and proudly served his country in the Navy in WWII. He graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1949. He married the love of his life, Rose, on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 1950. He moved to Waukegan IL to begin his career at Abbott Laboratories. He moved back to the Dayton area to continue as a chemist at NCR in Plastics Engineering where he received his first 2 of 7 patents. He then took a position to manage the Materials Laboratory at WPAFB, where he received 5 patents and finished his career managing the Electronics Technology Division at Wright-Patt. Upon retirement from Wright-Patt, he received the Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award. He had been an active member for the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and an emeritus member at the time of his death. He served as funeral sacristan at Holy Trinity church for 15 years. He was a devoted Catholic and President of the Leisure Club at St. Helens Church. He loved camping, sailing and spending time with his loving family and friends. His humor and joy will be greatly remembered and missed by all who knew him. The family will receive friends at Tobias Funeral Home on Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 2-4 PM. A Mass will be held at St. Helen's Catholic Church on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM. Interment Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to either St. Helens Church, Hospice of Dayton, or the Marianist Mission. Online condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.