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 Morsell, Robert R.
Born: 09/30/1939
Died: 01/21/2016
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Morsell, Robert R.

Morsell, Robert R. age 76 of Frankford Twp., NJ died peacefully Thursday morning January 21, 2016 at his home with his loving family by his side. Born in East Orange, he grew up in West Orange and had lived in Lake Hiawatha, Fredon and Hampton Twp. before moving to Frankford in 2000.

Son of the late Richard A. and Dorothy M. (Kubler) Morsell, Robert was a graduate of the West Orange High School class of 1957. He proudly served as a Sargent in the National Guard in the 1960’s. Robert was the owner of Redwood Drywall in Lake Hiawatha from 1965 until his retirement in 1995. He later worked as a sales associate with Sears Hardware in Newton. Mr. Morsell was a devout parishioner of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Newton for 45 years.

A member of the National Corvette Restoration Society, classic cars, especially Corvettes, were Robert’s passion.  He restored many but his favorite was his 1967 Black Corvette that he showed regularly at the Chatterbox Restaurant, as well as driving it in local parades. Mr. Morsell was also honored to be an assistant coach for the Fielder’s Choice 9-U baseball team, High Point.  Robert will be remembered most though as a very generous man, always willing to help anyone in need.

Robert was pre deceased by his beloved wife Barbara (Sopwith) Morsell in 1998 and a sister Gail Leiser in 2006. Survivors include his loving sons Geoffrey Robert and his wife Susan of Robbinsville, NJ and Keith R. of Frankford Twp. Also surviving are his cherished grandchildren Brooke, Blaire and Kyle Robert Morsell as well as his brother Richard A. Jr. of Ashburn, VA, his sisters Carol J. Bandtlow of Kennesaw, GA and Joanne and her husband Thomas Mullane of Fredon Twp.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday January 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM in the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church Newton. Interment will immediately follow in the Gate of Heaven RC Cemetery East Hanover, NJ.  

 
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So sorry to learn of Bob's passing. I enjoyed seeing and talking to him at our WOHS Class of 57 annual luncheons. He will be missed.
Marilyn O'Connell Negri
I was very saddened to hear of Bob's passing. We go back to Washington St. School, a long time. He was always a nice quiet guy and was so well liked. Enjoyed seeing him every year at our luncheon. This past luncheon was his birthday and he blew out a candle on a piece of cake as we San Happy Birthday! He had such a big smile. I took a nice picture of him. We'll miss you Bob!
Pauline Guerriero Chichelo
Mary-Ann and I offer our most sincere condolences on the passing of Bob. We looked forward each year to the WOHS Class of '57 luncheon, which he never missed. We were very surprised a number of years ago when he and his son, Keith walked into our house as the sheetrock sub-contractors in the renovation of our home. I hadn't seen him since graduation. We certainly enjoyed kibitzing with Keith as he spackled. He taught us how to make a "Hungarian Patch". I was honored to have three of the Morsell siblings as students at WOHS. Richard and Bob in drafting and Gail as one of my all- time favorite homeroom students. Our deepest sympathies on your loss.
Tom Mac Ewen
I had pleasure of graduating with Bob......my memories are he was a wonderful guy very happy and always made us laugh.....just reading his obituary you realize he was one of Gods special blessed man who was on gods mission in life to help others......Our God brought him straight to heaven where he is SURROUNDED BY HIS LOVED ONES. my thought for today Keep Calm and Trust GOD
Linda Farrell Doscher
Great memories of Bob and the Road Rebels "cruisin" around with Al, Vinnie, Ted, Jerry, Bob K., Joe, and the rest of the guys. Glad I was able to talk to him at the reunion. God bless him. Condolences to his family.
Ed Reinhardt
This past summer we had a wonderful experience when Keith and his partner were building our new front porch. Bob was there most days as an "involved" spectator. We had a number of pleasant conversations on our front lawn. He was a true gentleman and my wife I were saddened to hear of his passing. Our condolences to Keith and the rest of the Morsell family.
Bill & Denise Oliver
Bob was an amazing man. He was like a brother to me. I am from Georgia and his sister Jo is my best friend. I would come up and he always made me feel like a part of the family. When we went to dinners, he always had a smile and laugh. He had a huge heart and a grand smile. God must have wanted him with him. We love you always Bobby.
Linda Reque
I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. May God almighty, father of tender mercies and all comfort continue to strengthen you all (2 Corinthians 1:3,4). How eager we all are to see the fulfillment of Gods promise to completely remove death, tears, mourning, outcry and pain (Revelation 21:4). The Bible also provides assurance of the resurrection hope for our dead loved ones (John 5:25). May these promises from God bring you comfort. You can learn more about Gods purposes at www.jw.org
Zinne Suji
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