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Class of 1970 Message List
In Memory of Bobby Morse - 17
10/11/08     Pat Carpenito  (1970)      pcarpenito@comcast.net
Bobby Morse and I grew up together on Clark Road. Our parents were best friends, so needless to say, we spent many days together playing sports in the back yard, going to Snow's and Angelo's for hot dogs, and just hanging out.

I have many memories of Bobby, like the time that he, my brother, Tom and I sneaked out to go to Nancy Hoyt's slumber party on Corn Tassel Trail. Mr. Hoyt caught my brother and I, but Bobby managed to hide in the basement bathroom until he could escape unscathed.

Even though he didn't play many team sports, he was an athlete. He was a great golfer and the one thing that stands out in my mind from the back yard sports was the fact that Bobby could punt a football higher and farther than anyone I knew.

Bobby was also a music lover. I remember hanging out in his basement bedroom and listening to The Rolling Stones' Let It Bleed for the first time. Classic!

I saw Bobby 3 1/2 years ago in North Carolina. He had not yet been diagnosed but the doctors were running tests. He treated for a year or so and was given a clean bill of health. A year later the cancer came back with a vengence, but Bobby bravely went through the experimental treatments with dignity and hope.

Bobby is now safely home. I am sorry that I will not at the memorial service tomorrow, but he will be in my thoughts and Jean and Ellen will be in my prayers.

Godspeed, Bobby.

Love, Pat
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