Dr. Richard J. Morris, 81, of Media, a family doctor for more than 50 years, died of sepsis Monday, Dec. 26, at home.
Dr. Morris established a practice in Chester in 1958. He later moved to Elwyn. For the last six years, he maintained an office in Wilmington. He was on the staff of Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
He was a physician to four generations of families, his daughter Stacy Yore said. Babies he delivered grew up to bring their children to him for care, his daughter said. He made a house call as recently as three months ago, she said.
Dr. Morris grew up in Chester, where he was a soda jerk in his father's drugstore. He graduated from Chester High School and earned a bachelor's degree and medical degree from Temple University. He interned at Chester Hospital.
In 1956, he married Cecily Gusman after a whirlwind romance.
"He loved to dance," be it the jitterbug, swing, or ballroom, granddaughter Ashley Yore said. "He moved with grace and would lead like a pro."
Besides his wife and daughter, Dr. Morris is survived by daughters Meredith Schnoll and Debra Kallen; a brother; a sister; and six grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Congregation Ohev Shalom, 2 Chester Rd., Wallingford, Pa. 19086. Burial will be in Brookhaven Cemetery.