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Richard N. Morrissey

For those great ones of Tyrone Past and Present...

Post Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:45 pm

Richard N. Morrissey
Nov. 26, 1934 - July 26, 2007

Richard N.Morrissey

He was a graduate of Tyrone High School in 1953 and served in the U.S. Army as a radio operator from 1955 -57. He was a manager and coach for Tyrone Little League for many years, and he had worked as a police officer for Tyrone Borough, State College and Logan Township police departments.

I will alway's look at your house passing by and say to myself,thats where I got married in 1975,by you and the pleasure of your wife there with us.Two young kid's starting out and you preformed our marrage.

You were the best.
You gave Tyrone alot to be proud of.I will alway's look up to you in your fairness and your kind nature.You were one of Tyrone's Best.You will alway's be a legend. :thumb:

Post Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:48 am
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Great guy! He got me started into umpiring. Always gave his own money to support his Little League teams!

Post Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:58 pm
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I was just thinking about d*ck again today. You know, he had more new baseballs than anyone. I used to love to umpire his games. He would always give new balls to use, his team always had to have the uniforms clean and tucked in. Just a total professional look.

When I first started umpiring we would show up in shorts, jeans, whatever and a t-shirt. d*ck totally got me motivated and pointed in the right direction to wear the appropriate umpire attire. Long heather gray slacks and a powder blue shirt.

I honestly doubt I would have umpired as long and as far as I did if he wouldn't have nudged me in the right direction. Actually, it was him and all the Tyrone Little League coaches. We'll miss you d*ck.

Post Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:12 pm
Harlow MVP Member

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Location: Yorktown, Virginia
It was Mr. Morrissey who suggested that I start umpiring.

I always respected him as a coach and playing for him was the only championship I had ever won until the past two years playing softball at Fort Monroe.

God Bless you Mr. Morrissey.

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