Bob Mortonby Ken Kern on 11/14/11
Bob Peschka informs us..
I regret to announce the passing of a dear friend and fellow member of the 81st SPS, Robert A. Morton, 63, of 1101 Edgewater Drive, Westfield, formerly of Mayville, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, unexpectedly in Westfield Memorial Hospital.
He was born Oct. 29, 1948, in Salamanca, N.Y., the son of Robert and Irene Burnside Morton.
Bob was a veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force as a security policeman. Bob Served at RAF Bentwaters and RAF Wood Bridge in the UK. Bob worked both L/E and also Security at both bases..Bob served from November 1969 to June of 1973, and was discharged at McGuire AFB in New Jersey.
Bob was a deputy sheriff for the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department in Mayville retiring in 2002. He was a court officer from 2002 to 2009.
He attended the First Baptist Church in Sherman, was a member of the Westfield Moose Club, Brocton American Legion, NRA, and was a exempt member of the Silver Creek Fire Department.
He loved to go for car rides, he would always say he worked in the most beautiful office that anybody could ask for, referring to the roads in Chautauqua County as a deputy sheriff. He enjoyed reading old western books, hunting and fishing. He will be remembered as a kind and gentle man.
He is survived by his mother, Irene Morton of Lakewood, N.Y.; his wife, Joan Biekert Morton; three daughters: Krista Gunther, Brady Morton and Shae Morton all of Silver Creek; two step daughters, Cynthia Bish and Kelly (Shannon) Reynolds, both of Warren, Pa.; seven grandchildren; a brother, David (Dawn) Morton of Centre Hall, Pa.; and a sister, Deborah Hutton.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Morton.
A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Paul Sears of the Sherman First Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Mayville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Freay Funeral Home, Mayville.
Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.
Best regards, Bob Peschka, 81st SPS. If anyone would like to contact Bob Morton's wife, please let me know and I will be happy to forward you any information you need. Bob was a great guy, and one of my closest friends. Bob Peschka's email address is [email protected] .