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NORTHUMBERLAND — Gary R. Morris dedicated his life to service with more than 30 years with the New York State Police. He immersed himself in the camaraderie that the troopers provided and enjoyed keeping the community safe; He loved his job. Born and raised in Buffalo, Gary passed away Dec. 2, 2018 in his home after a prolonged illness.

In retirement, he served as a docent at the New York State Military Museum & Veteran’s Research Center in Saratoga Springs.

Gary is survived by his loving wife, Sheila; daughters, Jennifer Morris and Stacey Basford; stepson, Christopher Scrodin; sister, Beverly Hutter; as well as nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Wilton Funeral Home located at 395 Ballard Road, Wilton. Family and friends are welcome to celebrate Gary’s life at the Morris home after the calling hours for light refreshments. If you wish to express your condolences, please make a donation to Friends of the New York State Military Museum at or by mail to 61 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

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