Alfred "Al" Morris

Born in Cedar Rapids, IA
Born on Mar 7, 1929
Departed on Oct 11, 2020

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Alfred Morris, 91, died Sunday October 11, 2020. Graveside services: 10:00 a.m. Friday at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Al was born to Walter and Mary Morris in 1929 during the start of the Great Depression. He grew up and attended Immaculate Conception School in Cedar Rapids. Following high school he went on to the Electronic Radio and TV Institute in Omaha, Nebraska where he acquired a First Class Federal Radio Telephone Operators License. He worked for the Collins Radio Company for 8 years. He also worked as an engineer for KWCR, KPIG, and as chief engineer for KWWL in Cedar Rapids throughout the years. 

In 1956 he went to work for the Cryovac Company a Division of the WR Grace Company. He spent 36 years with Cryovac and retired as the plant Engineering & Maintenance Manager. 

Al married Mary Ann Scolaro in 1949 and over the years they had 4 children. Ann Marie (Dan) Quade, Sandra Mae (Kevin) Urban, Christine Kay (Dan) Kolsrud and Matthew Morris. 

In 1961 a property was purchased on Lake Delhi where a cabin was built and the family spent all their summers and some of the winter months boating, skiing, fishing and snowmobiling with family and friends. 

In 1994 he retired and continued to enjoy life at a slower pace with family and friends. 

Al was preceded in death by his wife Mary.