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6322 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92115
Phone: (619)583-9511
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Robert Morrison, Sr.

Robert Eugene Morrison, Sr.

Saturday, May 17th, 1930 - Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
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Robert E. Morrison, Sr., Physicist, Dies at 88
Robert (Bob) Eugene Morrison, Sr., PhD, 88, of El Cajon, CA left this earth to be with Jesus on December 5. He is most remembered as a devoted husband, involved dad, a lover of all things academic, but most of all as a man of deep devotion to Jesus Christ.
Dr. Morrison had a distinguished career as a physicist and top researcher for the Congressional Research Service (CRS) in Washington, D.C. Throughout his career, Dr. Morrison pursued education for himself, encouraged his children in their educational pursuits, and taught at the graduate level and in the church setting. He held degrees in physics, education, mathematics, history, political science, English, theology, and a PhD in physical oceanography. He was a graduate of Wheaton College, in Wheaton, Ill., Columbia University, University of Maryland, Chesapeake Theological Seminary, and New York University.
Early in his career as a physical oceanographer, Dr. Morrison researched anti-submarine warfare as a civilian employee for the U.S. Navy. He later worked for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration as a specialist on ocean tides, and he completed his U.S. government career with the Congressional Research Service in the Science Policy Division as a top expert in meteorology and oceanography. Two key areas of research at the CRS included weather modification and the 1980 volcanic eruption of Mt. St. Helens.
After retirement from the CRS, Dr. Morrison served in administration and development for Chesapeake Theological Seminary located in the Baltimore area. Dr. Morrison, together with his wife, Kathryn, then spent two years as missionaries in Taiwan teaching English to students at Christ’s College in Taipei before moving to the San Diego area.
Most notable about Dr. Morrison’s life was his deep commitment to his Christian faith. He prayed daily, studied the Bible daily and trusted God and his Savior Jesus for all things. He was a member of the Living Faith Community Christian Reformed Church in San Diego since 2002 and he previously served in leadership and teaching roles in the Presbyterian Church of America and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.
Dr. Morrison was born to John and Anna Morrison (May 17, 1930) in Steelton, Pa. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Kathryn Marie, his five children Pamela Ann of Seaside, Ore, Gail Elizabeth of La Mesa, Calif., Robert Morrison, Jr. of New Albany, Ohio, Carol Marie of Baltimore, Md., and Joanne Estelle of Silver Spring, Md. He has twelve grandchildren: Adria, Peter, Suzannah, Richard, Robert III, Sam, Hannah, Andrew, Jonathan, Benjamin, Will, and Jack. Dr. Morrison is also survived by seven great-grandchildren and his nephews Richard, who resides in Harrisburg, Pa., and Robert and William who reside in Suffolk County, NY. His death was preceded by his sister Anna, who resided in New York and his brother Charles, who resided in Harrisburg, Pa.
To our beloved husband, dad, grandpa and uncle, we will miss you and never forget you.
A memorial service will be held on Dec. 27 at 11:00 am at Living Faith Community Church, San Diego. Dr. Morrison was a longtime supporter of the San Diego Rescue Mission, and donations can be made in his honor.
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    Thursday, December 27th, 2018 | 11:00am
    Thursday, December 27th, 2018 11:00am
    Living Faith Community Church
    6745 Amherst St
    San Diego, California 92115
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Donations are being accepted for: SAN DIEGO RESCUE MISSION INC.


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Steve & JoAnn Cady

Posted at 11:54pm
Kathy & Family, We are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. It has been such an honor to have you as our neighbors for all of these years in RSD. We will never forget Bob...he was an amazing man. You will continue to be in our prayers during this sorrowful time. May God bless you and comfort you.

Carol Morrison

Posted at 09:13pm
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Posted at 02:56pm
Robert Morrison was a wonderful Grandpa to me and a wonderful great grandfather to my children. He was very involved, visited often, loved to visit, was very funny , generous, and knowledgeable about many things. He was a joy to be around. When we'd talk on the phone he'd always tell me that he was praying for me and my family every day. He really meant it, and it was such a gift to me to have someone in my life who loved me and prayed for me daily for 43 years! Although his presence will be greatly missed in our entire extended family, I'm so happy that he's in heaven with the Lord, Whom he served and loved for most of his life. Adria Jurhs

Peter Olsen

Posted at 06:21am
We’ll miss you Grandpa but are so happy you are with your savior for eternity.
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The Olsen and Jurhs families

Posted at 10:42am
Love to Mom/Grandma and loving memories of Dad/Grandpa
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Enjoying a visit with dad at his home in San Diego.
Grandpa loved life and knew how to enjoy each moment. Here he is relaxing on a pontoon and taking in the view of Mission Bay. Spring 2018.
Selfie at gma and gpa’s house. Nov 2017.
We will always miss you Dad.
Kathy and Bob enjoyed 67 years of devoted marriage