Claire G. Morris
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Claire G. Morris

MORRIS: Claire G. Morris, age 94, of Pittsburgh, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, Oct. 1, 2020. Claire was born March 29 in Pittsburgh to George and Rebecca (Passack) Lifland. She graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School and went on to graduate second in her class from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in chemistry and as the only woman in her class. She married Sam Morris in the late 1940s and raised five children. Claire played a major role in the family parking business, ran the household and managed just about every aspect of family life. Claire was a classically trained pianist and a bridge Life Master. Until recently she was placing in the top five in regional tournaments. Above all else, Claire valued her family and was a devoted wife and mother as well as a doting grandmother. She will be dearly missed. She is survived by four children, Dr. Lynn Averill of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Barbara Morris of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Dr. Allen Morris of Redding, California and Paul Morris of Santa Monica, California; eight grandchildren Ethan, Gordon, Geoffrey, Natalie, Jonah, Sara, Samantha and Connor; and two great-grandchildren, Preston and Oliver. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam, in 1997, age 79, and her son, Dr. Geoffrey Morris, in 2000, age 49. Graveside services and interment were held at West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family-owned and -operated. www.schugar.com PJC

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