Morris laughs when he recalls one of his visits when he told a 70 year old woman that she was still a kid. That was when he was in his late 80s and he’s 10 years older now. He has lived in Aliquippa his entire life and was the manager of the local power and utilities at steel mill there until he retired in 1982.
He and his wife, Dorothy lived there in a home he built in 1943 until her death in 2008 from Alzheimer’s disease. This year would have marked more than 70 years of wedded bliss for the couple had she lived.
Morris now lives alone, but doesn’t feel alone since he gets to see his neighbors every Friday when he delivers their meals. They all appreciate the meals he brings, as they can’t prepare their own. They are also impressed that Morris can still do the job and serve his community at his own advanced age.
Morris says he has no intention on stopping his deliveries any time soon. He plans to be volunteering to help bring Meals on Wheels food to his friends and neighbors for as long as he can.