OBITUARY

Judson W. Morley

June 29, 1929November 2, 2012

Funeral services for Judson W. Morley, age 83 of Lawrence Road Lisbon will be held on Tuesday (Nov 6, 2012) at 11:00am at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ogdensburg with Deacon Arthur Garno and Rev. Robert Longbottom co-officiating. Committal prayers with military honors will follow the service at Foxwood Memorial Park Chapel.

Calling hours will be held on Monday (Nov 5, 2012) from 2-4 & 6-8pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Mr. Morley passed away Friday Nov 2, 2012 at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center with his wife by his side.

Surviving is his wife Denise of Lisbon; a step-son David Bowman & his wife Lisa of Pennellville; a step-daughter Heather McArthur & her husband Justin of Phoenix, NY; four step-grandchildren Chloe Bowman, Julia Kazmark, Kaitlyn McArthur & Hannah McArthur; a brother John “Gunner” Morley Sr. & his wife Beverly of Ogdensburg; sisters Joann Grenier of Ogdensburg and Judith Donnelly of Canton, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

He was predeceased by his sister Jacqueline Moncreif, half-brother James ‘Cliff” McDermott and infant siblings Pauline and Alan Morley.

Judd was born on June 29, 1929 in Ogdensburg, NY a son of the late William & Margaret (Baker) Morley. He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy and enlisted in the US Army during the Korean War from 1951 – 1956. He married Denise M. Larabie on July 30, 2001 at their home in Lisbon with Rev. Betty Masters officiating. During his career he was employed as a construction worker on the Rutland Railroad and SUNY Canton for 25years until July 1, 1993 when he retired as the building and grounds supervisor.

He was past Commander of the American Legion Post # 420 in Lisbon for 5 years, past County Commander where he also held multiple other chair positions, presently is the County Chaplain, 4th District Vice-Commander in 2004, 4th District Commander in 2005, 4th District Chaplain, 4th District Sergeant of Arms, Life Member of the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion Chaplain, Sons of the Legion Member Post # 79 for 14 years, Sons of the Legion Advisor for Waddington and Lisbon, life member of Am Vets, life member of VFW Post 2936 in Ogdensburg, participated in parades and meetings in Ogdensburg and Lisbon, was a member of the Lisbon Homecoming Committee for many years and performed multiple community service events throughout the area.

Judd was also a member of the Lisbon Fire Department, past member & captain of the Morley Fire Department, past president and vice-president of the Board of firemen, past Fire Police Captain, a Life Member of the Northern NY Firemen’s Assoc, former educator of fire service school, past president of St. Lawrence County Fire Police, past Director of the NYS Fire Police and member of NYS Firemen’s Assoc and a past member of the St. Lawrence County Fire Chief’s Assn. He received the Fireman of the year award in 1987, was an active volunteer for Special Olympics for 20 years, received the St. Lawrence County Squadron for services rendered award, 2nd vice president of the NNY parade and drill team captains and drill officials assoc, chairman of St. Lawrence County parades, president of the Northern NY Parade and Drill Association in 2000, and past Worden of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Waddington.

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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November 10, 2012

DENISE AND FAMILY-WE ARE SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. JUDD WAS A KIND AND CARING MAN WHO WILL BE MISSED BY MANY .PAT&KAREN BACKUS

michael stephenson

November 7, 2012

Denise and faimly so sorry about your loss. Are prayers are with you all.
Michael Stephenson Massena New York

MaryAnne White

November 6, 2012

To Jud's Family,
I knew Jud as a happy man with a great smile! When he retired from Canton College, I missed visiting with him! Nice people like Jud will be truly missed by the people remaining on this earth. Jud would play Santa Claus at our annual Christmas Party for the children of the employees on campus, he made many children smile and excited about Christmas! Jud, rest in peace!
Sincerely,
Mary Anne (Hayes) White

William "Bill" Poole

November 6, 2012

Dear family & friends of Judson Morley,
As a fellow Legionnaire (Tonawandas' Post 264) and a native of Ogdensburg; I would like to express my sincere condolences in your loss as Jud joins that great spirit mass whose footfalls cause no sound, but whose memory is filled with pride for one who offered his life in the service of his country. May everlasting peace be with him and may you be consoled by this message and all those you receive.

Scott Burrows

November 5, 2012

Juddy will be missed by all who knew him. I will miss his friendly smile and wave whenever he drove by my home or I drove by his. The neighborhood will never be the same.

Kathy Goodwin

November 5, 2012

Jud was a wonderful man. I loved judging parades with him. I learned so much about American Legions from him. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Kathy Rosbrook Goodwin, Antwerp

November 5, 2012

Denise & Family,Our thoughts are with you now and I am certainly going to
miss our lovable cuddly bear. I will never foget our year together with our
4th District Legion Family and the crazy moments we had in our travels.
Jud will be missed by many. Your " big Sister" Sylvia Despaw'Past 4Th
District President and hubby Howard

November 5, 2012

Denise and family, very sorry for your loss, sending prayers fay stronach, gouverneur, ny

November 4, 2012

Denise, I will miss Jud. I will always fondly remember our year traveling with Legion. My thoughts are with you. Theresa, Past Disctrict President

Terri Henry

November 4, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with this wonderful family! Judd you will be greatly missed by many!