Arnold S. Morse (Arnie) 98 of Columbus OH passed away on November 7, 2022, while in the care of Hospice of Central Ohio.
Arnie was born January 27, 1924, to parents Fern and & Silas Morse in Montrose Michigan. He served in WWII (1943 &1944) in the Army as part of the 674th Quartermaster Salvage Collection Company. Arnie was predeceased by his first wife of 65 years, Mary Louise of Chesaning Michigan and Brothers Loren, Sidney, Darwin and Ralph, and Sister Lorain. He is survived by his Sister Florene Brown, and current wife of 11 years, Norma. Also still living are his children Alan Morse (Carol) and Aric Morse (Cheryle); stepchildren Tammy McFadden, Erin Racine (Richard), and Kathleen Cox. Arnie passed with 6 Grandchildren: Craig Morse (Connie), Shannon DiGiacomo (Tom), Shayne Fletcher (Jason), Emily Esselstien (Brett), Brad Morse, and Charles Morse. Also grieving are 9 great grandchildren Reagan and Joshua Morse, Taylor and Mason Fletcher, and Jeffrey, Nina and Lana DiGiacomo, step granddaughter Jaqueline Racine and well over 100 nephews and nieces. Arnie was lovingly cared for by aides Dora Faust and Houda Al Dosary for the last several years of his life.
Arnie attended Michigan State University and graduated in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural & Mechanical Engineering and worked in the Cement &Concrete Industry for over 50 years in Ohio in both promotion and quality assurance and quality control. Arnie was one of a few pioneers in producing the earliest batches of controlled density fill (originally patented as K-Krete). Arnie was named Concrete Man of The Year in Ohio in 1980.He was a member of the American Society for Testing and Materials as well as The American Concrete Institute. In his spare time Arnie taught night classes in transit reading and math skills for the Carpenters Union of Toledo, Ohio for two decades in the 70’s and 80’s.
Arnie loved fishing, bowling and gardening. His asparagus patch, tomato garden and rose bushes were the envy of everyone. He especially loved golf and was able to enjoy the game into his early 90’s.Michigan State sports were the third love of his life, behind Louise and Norma. His collection of MSU apparel was legendary, which he wore with pride on football weekends.
At Arnie’s request his body has been donated to the Ohio State University College of Medicine for Research and Training. A gathering from 12:00 – 2:00 PM will be held November 19 at the Egan-Ryan Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, Columbus Ohio where a Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Food and drinks will be provided after the memorial at Arnie and Norma’s residence. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to donate in Arnie’s memory, please consider your local Alzheimer’s Association.