Morris, Charles Robert “Bob”

Morris, Charles Robert “Bob”


Morris, Charles Robert “Bob” was born June 24, 1927 in Philadelphia to William and Marion Morris. He grew up in Glenside PA and graduated from Abington High School.  Upon graduation, he enlisted in the Navy and was honorably discharged.  Upon leaving the Navy, he enrolled in Drexel University in Philadelphia, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.

His first job was at Pennsylvania Railroad, and soon was promoted into management with General Waterworks Corp. at 15th & Walnut in Philadelphia.  After leaving General Waterworks, he was named the Executive Director for the American Waterworks Association in Washington DC, where he was recognized from the White House for his work in the water industry.

On April 5, 1952, Bob married the “love of his life”, Betty Lou Cunningham, after an introduction on the Ocean City Boardwalk and they moved to Roslyn, PA, where they raised two daughters, Penny Lynn Morris and Betsy Jane Morris (deceased Oct. 14, 1997).  The family moved to Fort Washington, then Bob & Betty moved to Rockville, MD.  They moved back to Penllyn, PA for their final home during Bob’s career, then settled for retirement into their summer home in Ocean City NJ, which they had owned for over 30 years.  They moved to Osprey Pointe, Ocean View, for their final years together.

Bob’s great love was golf, and at his death, he was one of the longest standing members of Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point, where he played until shortly before his death.  He was an active member of Seaview Baptist Church with his wife and nothing was more important than time with his family and friends.

Bob is survived by his daughter Penny Lynn Cantwell, of Gambrills, Maryland, his sister Virginia Tompkins, of Riverside CA, and his five grandchildren:  Michael Louis Mattingly (Juanita), Kyle Louis Mattingly (Melody), Ryan Douglas Cantwell (Kristena), Dennis Alan Cantwell (Monica), and Allison Marie Vaughn (Philip).    He is also survived by three great-grandchildren:  Jocelynn Mattingly, Annalee Mattingly and Hazel Mattingly.

A Service of Memory and Love will be offered Wednesday morning, July 19th at 11 o’clock Seaview Baptist Church, 2025 Shore Road, Linwood, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to United Methodist Communities Foundation, 3311 State Route 33, Neptune NJ  07753 or online at or to Seaview Baptist Church, 2025 Shore Road, Linwood, NJ  08221.

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