Saturday, December 11, 2010

In Memorium: Peter Morris

William Penn Chapter No. 61, Order of AHEPA, lost one of its Life Members with the passing of Peter Morris.

His obituary information:

Peter Morris, 91, Reading, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, in the Wyomissing Nursing Center, where was a resident for one month. He is survived by his wife, Amelia P. (Paras) Morris. They were married for 59 years.

Born in Reading, on May 1, 1919, he was a son of the late Samuel and Antonia (Kevelos) Morris.

Peter was a member of Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. He was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps.

From 1940 to 1945, he served in World War II. He was in Iceland for nine months and then in the Pacific until 1945.

From Sept. 29, 1950, to September of 1951, he served in Korea. From 1952 to 1961, he was an inspector and on the instructor staff in Dayton, Ohio. From 1961 to 1964, he was stationed at Camp Legeune, N.C.

He was also in the Marine Corps Supply Activity in Philadelphia from 1964 to 1966, the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1968 and the Fleet Reserves from 1968 to 1975.

Peter received the Meritorious Award. After his retirement from the Marines he worked for Wachovia Bank in Reading as a messenger.

In addition to his wife, Peter is survived by his sister, Evangeline Cranos, Fairfield, Conn.; brother, John Morris, Nashville, Tenn.; and niece, Constance Cranos, and nephew, Christ Cranos, both of Conn.

Peter was predeceased by his sister, Martha Joyce.

Services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. in SS. Constantine & Helen GOC, 1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd., Reading. Burial will follow in Charles Evans Cemetery. A viewing will be held Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church.

Theo C. Auman Funeral Home, Reading, is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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