SOUTHBURY — Walter H. Morris, Jr., 88, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the VITAS Unit of St. Mary’s Hospital.
Mr. Morris was born in Luzerne, Pa., on June 4, 1925, son of the late Walter J. and Margaret Rose (Zaher) Morris. He was raised in Amenia, N.Y., and was a graduate of Amenia High School. He retired from Timex/Bendix, Inc. after many years of service.
Walter proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II, and he was a prisoner of war held by the Russian Army. He was an avid NASCAR, football, basketball, and New York Met fan, and he enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. Walter also played amateur baseball in New York after returning to the United States from World War II.
He is survived by his son, Walter “Buddy” Morris and his wife Linda of Waterbury; his brother Donald Morris of Bantam; his sister Connie Valunas and her husband Walter of Oakville; a grandson, Walter Glenn Morris; a granddaughter Elysa Irene Morris; nephew Robert Valunas and his wife Diane; nephew and godson Thomas Valunas and his wife Linda; cousin and goddaughter Cathy Cappelletti and her husband Michael. Walter was predeceased by his nephew Walter Valunas (his wife Barbara Valunas is still living)
His funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Platt Road, Watertown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to All About You Home Care Services, 21 Church St., Naugatuck, CT 06770.
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