Gilbert M. Morse
Gilbert M. Morse, 85, of River Street, died July 7, 2011 at home. He was the beloved husband of Maxine (Silevitch) Morse. They were married for 62 years.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Benjamin and Pauline (Pepper) Movsovitz, he had lived in Warwick for nine years, previously living in Cranston. He was a World War II Army veteran in the 4th Infantry Division, serving in the European Theatre. Gilbert was the entertainment manager for Tiny Tim and Robin Lynn.
He helped homeless veterans in Operation Stand Down. He was a member of the American Legion and Cranston Seniors Guild. He was a former member of Temple Beth Israel. He also owned and trained racehorses.
He was the devoted father of Donna Young, David Morse and his late wife, Marilyn, Mark Morse, Esq. and his wife, Maureen, and Lloyd Morse and his wife, Pamela; cherished father-in-law of Ann Morse-Wagner; dear brother of the late Arthur and Stanley "Babe" Morse; loving grandfather of nine; and adored great-grandfather of four. He is also survived by his two dogs, Shane and Lilly, and his friends at the Dunkin Donuts Coffee Club.
Funeral services were held July 10 in Shalom Memorial Chapel, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. Shiva will be observed at his late residence July 12 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Operation Stand Down, 1010 Hartford Ave., Johnston, RI 02919.