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Former Sayville Rotary Club President Webb Morrison, a Korean War Veteran, dies at 95

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Webb Nash Morrison, a former Sayville Rotary Club president and a Korean War veteran, died on Jan. 23. The longtime Sayville resident was 95.

A member of the U.S. Naval Reserve for more than four decades until his retirement as a commander, Morrison served on cargo ships of the U.S. Merchant Marines during and for several years following World War II, and then on active duty on the destroyer USS Caperton during the Korean War, according to his obituary posted by Raynor & D’Andrea Funeral Homes in Sayville.

The funeral home announced that a celebration of Morrison’s life will be held on a future date.

Morrison received the Merchant Marine Combat Bar, a World War II Victory Medal (one star) and a United Nations Medal. A 1942 graduate of Sayville High School, he earned a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point in 1946. In 1948, he earned another degree from Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, his obituary said.

Morrison grew up in Sayville, where his father G. Elliott ran the Cedarshore Hotel and Cottages. Following a successful career in marketing in the healthcare industry, Morrison in 1978 returned to Sayville with his wife Ann Hutchinson Morrison, establishing Mormar Consulting, which primarily offered new product evaluations and other marketing services to the pharmaceutical industry.

Ann Hutchinson Morrison, meanwhile, was the owner and proprietor of Coni’s Lingerie in Sayville. She too served as president of the Sayville Rotary Club. She preceded her husband in death on Oct. 28, 2011.

For 17 years, Morrison was a director and or trustee of the Hospice Care Network, his obit said. He was also a member of the Sayville Historical Society.

At the time of his death, Morrison was living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He moved there in 2016 to be closer to his daughter Victoria Hassink, son-in-law, Brian Hassink and his granddaughter, Emily Ann Hassink. Morrison is also survived by three nephews: Elliott Morrison Ross of Tampa, James D. Ross III of Fort Lauderdale, and Christopher Scott Ross of Salt Lake City.

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