A note to my kids,
Now of course I am a Lange and not a Morton so you'll have to ask your Father, Aunts, and Grandfather more about Great Grandad but I will always remember him and Great Grandma and how caring they were to you kids and to each other. On the love seat sat a pillow which read something like - "Here lives a fisherman, with the catch of his life." It was perfectly romantic. And I don't know if his father taught him to love wood so much but I know it's been passed down to your father. Remember to respect good wood and good woodwork Grant. It's in your genes. Your Great Grandad left a legacy of family, christian values, and pouring into the lives of anyone that came near him. He was a generous man and a humorous man. I'm so glad he was able to meet you both.
MORTON, A. Sidney, died on September 18 at the age of 96. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Roberta G. Morton; by four children – Sidney F. Morton (Ruth) of Moorhead, Minnesota, A. Kent Morton (Marilyn) of Richmond, Gregg W. Morton (Betty Ann) of Downers Grove, Illinois, and Kristin Curtis of Newfoundland, Pennsylvania; by eleven grandchildren; and by five great-grandchildren. He was born in Dante, Virginia and grew up in Huntington, West Virginia. Upon graduation from high school, Sid attended the Bullis School in Washington, DC, for one year prior to entering the Naval Academy, which he attended for a year and a half. He enrolled in Indiana Technical College, where he was awarded a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1940. A professional engineer, he was a lifetime member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He joined CSX as a fuel service engineer in 1948 and completed his career there in 1978 as Coal Traffic Manager – Sales and Engineering. Sid was an active member of All Saints Episcopal Church for 49 years, serving on the Vestry and as Junior and Senior Wardens. His avocation was woodworking and woodcarving, and he made numerous pieces of furniture for family members, as well as decorative and devotional elements for the churches he attended. After retiring, he taught woodcarving classes for more than 15 years in the Henrico County Adult Education program. Samples of his carving can be seen at All Saints; Holy Trinity in Greensboro, North Carolina; and Trinity in Concord, Massachusetts. Throughout his life, he was an avid fisherman. Devoted to excellence, he pursued it in all he did, and encouraged it in his family, his friends, and his many woodcarving students. A service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, September 25 at All Saints Church, Richmond. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church.
A great man is missed greatly when he leaves.