Gerald Morse of Mt. Holly passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the age of 80. Gerald was born in Mt. Holly, NJ and had been a lifelong resident of Mt. Holly. Before and following his service to his country in the US Air Force, Gerald worked in the family jewelry business for many years. He was a remarkably gifted man who used his fine woodworking skills to make his dream of bringing Williamsburg to his home a reality. He also found time to collect and restore trains and build extremely intricate models which his family will continue to cherish.
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Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Barbara Howarth Morse, their children, Lisa Morse DiStefano (Jeff), Robert Passarelli (Meghan), Shawn Morse, Anne Harrison (Paul), and their 5 grandchildren, Chandler, Summer, Isabella, Alexander, and Sarah, along with brothers Robert and John and caring sister Catherine. He was preceded by his parents, Eva and John Morse. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11am at the LEE FUNERAL HOME, 317 High St., Mt. Holly, NJ. Relatives and friends may visit with the family from 10-11AM at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service in Brig. General William C. Doyle’s Veterans Cemetery, Arneytow with military honors. Due to the cemetery’s restrictions on flowers donations may be made in memory of Gerald to the Compassus Hospice, 200 Campbell Drive, Suite 106, Willingboro, NJ 08046. Email condolences to the family at leefuneralservice.com. Arrangements were made with Ed Kaelin III at the LEE FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Holly.