|Birth: ||May 9, 1912|
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 1994|
EDWARD 'NED' HYDE MORSE ACTIVE IN CHEBEAGUE ISLAND COMMUNITY: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Portland Press Herald (ME) - Thursday, March 24, 1994
Deceased Name: EDWARD 'NED' HYDE MORSE ACTIVE IN CHEBEAGUE ISLAND COMMUNITY
Edward ''Ned'' Hyde Morse, 81, of Chebeague Island died Tuesday at a Portland hospital after a long illness.
He was born in Minneapolis, a son of the late Dr. John and Elizabeth Wolston Morse, and attended Carlton College in Northfield, Minn., and graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, in 1933.
He served two years in the Navy during World War II as a communications officer aboard the U.S.S. Isaac Sharpless in the Atlantic and later, with the 7th fleet in the Pacific.
His business career of 41 years was with Owens-Illinois, Inc., of Toledo, Ohio. He had also worked in offices in Toledo and Boston, and retired in 1974 in Baltimore.
Mr. Morse then moved to Chebeague Island, where he had been a summer resident for many years.
He was commodore of the Winchester (Mass.) Boat Club, a member of the Winchester Town Finance Committee and was active in local community affairs. He was a member of the Baltimore Kiwanis Club, a founder of the Keep Maryland Beautiful Program, chairman of the (Maryland) Governor's Commission on Environmental Education and president of the Maryland Environmental Trust.
In his retirement, Mr. Morse became president of the Chebeague Island Council, served on the Islands Transportation Co. and was instrumental in getting the Chebeague Island Hall Community Center established. He was also a member of the Chebeague Island Grange for 18 years and belonged to the Great Chebeague Golf Club.
He was a member of the Episcopal Church in Winchester and Baltimore, and attended the Chebeague Island United Methodist Church.
He sang with many choral groups and choirs, enjoyed opera and loved gardening and sailing, and painting with watercolors.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Eleanor Becker Morse of Chebeague Island; two sons, Edward H. Jr. of Owings Mills, Md., John A. of Los Altos, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Peter (Alice) Mellin of Yarmouth; and seven grandchildren.
A private funeral will be held at Lindquist Funeral Home, 37 Portland St., Yarmouth. A public memorial service will be held later in the spring at Chebeague Island Methodist Church. Burial will be at Chebeague Island Cemetery.
Eleanor R. Becker Morse (1915 - 2008)*
United States Navy, World War II
Chebeague Island Cemetery
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