James Grettenberger Morrison, 55, of Warren, Pa. died Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in the John and Orpha Blair Hospice House following a brief illness. Born March 22, 1956 in Warren to Beverly Grettenberger Morrison and the late Charles Morrison, he lived in the Warren area his entire life. Jim was a 1974 graduate of Tidioute High School and earned his English writing degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his Master’s degree in English and History from Edinboro University. He was an educator of History at Warren High School, teaching Junior and Senior classes. He was the Social Studies coordinator for the school district and also served as head of the Social Studies department. Additionally, Jim was the Audio-Visual Director. He was a member of the PSEA and NEA, Trouts Unlimited and a former member of the Warren Elks and Lakewood Rod and Gun Club. He was an avid outdoorsman, with a proclivity for fly-fishing. He enjoyed coaching Little League baseball and would do anything to be with his kids. He was a parishioner of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church.
In addition to his mother, Jim is survived by his wife – Jeana White Morrison, whom he married June 29, 1991 in Holy Redeemer R.C. Church; three children – Andrew J. Morrison, a student at Mercyhurst University, Alexandra J. Morrison and Aiden J.C. Morrison, both at home; seven siblings – John Morrison and his wife, Judy of Warren, Karyl Ryan and her husband, Tom of Pensacola, Fl, Roger Morrison and his wife, Kim of Warren, Gretchen Morrison of Warren, Greg Morrison of Baltimore, Md, Karl Morrison and his wife, Kathy of Warren, and Aliesa Gionti and her husband, Joe of Titusville, Pa; his father and mother in law – John (Jack) and Joanne Gnagey White of Warren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East St. Warren, 16365 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Sunday, March 11, 2012 where a vigil service will be conducted at 8:45 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am Monday, March 12, 2012 in Holy Redeemer R.C. Church with Msgr. John Lucas, Pastor, officiating and assisted by Joseph Lucia, Deacon. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Warren County, 2 West Crescent Park, Warren 16365, or Warren Area High School Athletics, 345 East Fifth Ave, Warren 16365. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com