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.