Roland Morris

Obituary of Roland B. Morris

Roland Bayard Morris, 84, passed away at his home in Fort Lauderdale, FL, on December 31, 2022. He was the husband of Jill Diane (Griesemer) Morris, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage.


Born in Pottstown, PA, on January 15, 1938, Roland was the son of the late David M. Morris and Elizabeth V. (Dove) Morris.


Roland graduated from Pottstown High School in 1955, worked as a technician for Bell of PA, until he transferred to Bell South, and then retired in 1994. He was a member of Stichter Lodge #254 in Pottstown, PA.


In addition to his wife, Roland is lovingly remembered by his son and daughter-in-law, Roland and Shirley Morris Jr.; his daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Robert Hendley; his grandchildren, Sarah Fanning, Amy Pearlman, Stefanie Palopoli, Diana Duelley, and Tara Duelley; his great-grandchildren, Rocco, Carina, and Madison; and the mother of his children, Margaret Morris. In addition to his parents, Roland was predeceased by his brother, David Morris.


A graveside service will take place on January 21, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at Highland Memorial Park, 701 Farmington Ave., Pottstown, PA 19464.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roland’s memory to a charity of your choice.


Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464, will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at