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Mitchell Keith Morris

March 23, 1959October 13, 2018
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Mitchell Keith Morris was born on March 23, 1959 and passed away on October 13, 2018

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, October 29, 2018
REMEMBERING

Mitchell Keith Morris

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Andrea Gajitos

October 29, 2018

I just wanted to say that you’re the greatest person I’ve ever met! I will miss you everyday. Thank you for everything, you will always be in my heart and I will always look up to you. I love you soo much uncle Mitchell.

Peter Beaupre

October 28, 2018

I was devastated when I heard you had passed. I have know Mitchell and Rosalie for many years and I wish that Rosalie can have strength to overcome this trying time. I will miss you Mitchell

Lisa Greeson

October 24, 2018

Morris Family,

I was absolutely shocked and saddened to hear of Mitchell’s passing. I just can’t believe it. Mitchell was one of the warmest people I have ever met. He always made everyone feel special. He was quick to say hello, give you a hug and offer you a drink or something to eat. He was genuine and sincere.... a heart of gold and a pure gem. I don’t understand why God takes some of us at a young age, but I have no doubt that Mitchell is basking in pure love and warmth in heaven. He is alive, and will be watching over you as he loved you all so much, especially his beautiful grandson Maverick. May you feel him near you always. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God provide you with abundant strength.

Lisa Greeson

lance gajitos

October 24, 2018

Rest in peace uncle mitchell. Thank you for everything.I cant believe you're not here anymore, its just too soon for you to go. I will never find an uncle like you, you were more like a father to me. You will never be forgotten, you will always have a special place in my heart. You will be with fletcher now. I know you're in a better place.Enjoy that margarita over there.

I love you!

Lara Giles

October 24, 2018


While there is no way we can feel your pain, we do feel your loss as we have known Mitchell for many years. Peace and love to you and your family during this sorrowful time.


You will remains in our hearts FOREVER.

Dwayne Martin

October 23, 2018

Morris Family, Sandy and I express our most sincere and deepest condolences for your loss.

I am in a loss of words. I cannot believe "My Buddy" Mitch is not here with us. We will all miss him dearly. I am finally at a point where I'm ready to share my thoughts and my friendship I have for Mitch and Rosalie.

I met Mitch in October 2006 (12 years ago) when Mitch interviewed and hired as a Modification Planner in building 94. Since then our friendship has grown. I give Mitch the credit for my career today and thank him for giving me a chance. During social gatherings at my house etc. (Birthday's/Baby Shower's/Boxing events) Mitch would often put his arm around me and say, "You know I interviewed you and hired you". Mitch has always mentor me, given me advice and shared his friendship with me and my family. I am blessed and thankful for that .

"My Buddy"

All who know Mitch knows his love for Rosalie, his daughter, grandson and his family.

My god bless you and continue to give you strength.


Martin Family

Russ Parcon

October 22, 2018

I knew Mitch during the old days as a working artisan, crew leader and 1st Line Supervisor for maintenance and he working then also as a crew leader and eventually as E&E Supervisor with the F18s in the late 1990's and early 2000's.
He was truly a good friend who always helped and supported everyone from not just a maintenance stand point but a really genuine nice person who was very sociable, gave great advice and a very caring person who very much wanted you to always succeed and give your best in everything you do and to never give up.

Thank you Mitch for your great advice, caring personality, and to never give up...

You will be missed my good friend..

Respectfully,
Russ Parcon

Arline Critchlow

October 21, 2018

I met Mitch when I worked in the F/A-18 Production Office; he was always a very good friend giving great advice on work and life. I truly admired his work ethics and wanting to do better.
Mitch, you were taken from your family and friends too soon; you will be greatly missed but never forgotten!

Mike Magee

October 20, 2018

Mitch, at work you always had a positive attitude and a smile. I am blessed to have known you and to be counted among your many friends. We will miss you Mitch! Semper Fi!

Mike

Dawn and Phil Zeto

October 20, 2018

To the Morris Family we are so sorry for your loss. My husband Phil worked with Mitchell at North Island. He has known Mitchell for at least 30 years. I have known Mitchell for about 20 years through my husband. Mitchell was always happy and laughing. I got the pleasure to know him more because this year Phil and myself were on a bowling team with him and Duane. Mitchell loved bowling. Win win was his motto and he always strived for first place. His style of bowling was of no style that I had ever seen! Mitchell was so helpful to me improving my bowling, he would say: "Concentrate and shoulders square"! He threw one heck of a hook ball that sometimes it looked like it was gonna go in the gutter and wow it was a strike! He would say: "Watch I'm gonna throw a Brooklyn" and he would! Mitchell will surely be missed. He is now in heaven with his grandmother and Fletcher!

Biography

The family of Mitchell Keith Morris is heartbroken to announce his unexpected passing on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the age of 59 years. Mitchell was born March 23, 1959 in Jersey City, New Jersey to Robert and Fidelis Morris. Mitchell was adored by Rosalie, his wife of 14 years, his daughter, Faith and his grandson, Maverick Mitchell Tobias. He is survived by his brother Michael Kevin Morris, and his sisters Maria Kathleen Cruse, and Drew Maria Essex.

Mitchell grew up in Bayonne, New Jersey. He joined the US Marine Corps when he was only 17 years old. Mitchell served honorably as a US Marine and held the rank of Sergeant as an Aircraft Mechanic. His awards included expert rifleman. After serving for four years, he was honorably discharged. At 24 years old, he left New Jersey and made his way to San Diego. He found employment at the San Diego Naval Air Rework Facility in Coronado California. He started his career as a helicopter mechanic, and then moved on to repairing his beloved F-18s. He became the youngest crew leader at North Island and in 1994 he was named Artisan of the Year. After that, he worked in E&E, Examination and Evaluation of Aircraft Parts. He closed out his Federal Service career of 34 years working as the lead in the FMS office, Foreign Military Sales for F-18s.

In his spare time, he enjoyed family get-togethers at Panchos Mexican restaurant where he presided over the “family meetings“. His sense of humor and his fierce loyalty to his family made him beloved not only to his wife, daughter, grandson, sisters, and brother, but also to uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, and nieces from the East Coast to the West Coast. He also loved to bowl with his friends and his brother-in-law Duane in a league on Tuesday nights. Endearingly, he left behind his favorite little pets, six miniature dachshunds that he affectionately called “his wild pack of hotdogs”: Amaya, Walter, Skyler, Brutus, Stephanie, Pinky, and (the late) Fletcher.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to a Visitation in memory of Mitchell which will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 between 4-8 PM at the Erickson-Anderson Mortuary in La Mesa on Allison Street. On October 25 at 11 AM, a funeral Mass will be celebrated at our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in El Cajon. Interment with full Military Honors will be held on Monday, October 29 at 9:30 AM at Miramar National Cemetery.