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Charles T. Morse

Charles Tracy Morse, 75, of Chandler, AZ, formerly of Sidney, NY, passed away peacefully at home with his family on September 24, 2017. He was born on April 24, 1942 in Norwich, NY, son of the late Donald Bishop Morse and Elizabeth (Hoban) Morse. He graduated from Sidney High School in 1960.
After receiving his BA from The University of Virginia, Charles proudly served our country as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force from 1966-1971. Following his career with the Air Force, Charles worked for Amphenol Corporation for 40 years. Throughout his life, Charles loved to sail, play golf, travel and spend time with his family and friends.
Charles is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Sarah (McCauley); daughter, Tracy and her husband Tony Madden of Scottsdale, AZ; grandson, Charlie; brothers Don-Fredrick H. (Ulla) Morse of Phoenix, AZ and James W. (Evelyn) Morse of Phoenix, AZ; nieces and nephews.
A memorial service with Military Honors will be held on Tuesday, October 3rd at 10am at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 901 W. Erie St., Chandler, AZ 85225. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Charles’ name to Hospice of the Valley East Clinical Office, 2020 E. Woodside Ct., Gilbert, AZ 85297-7339.


  • Judith R. Wright Posted September 28, 2017 3:46 PM

    Sally, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Judy and Dick

  • Ann Chisko Posted September 28, 2017 3:54 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. My sympathy to all the family. Ann

  • John and Judy Bethe Posted September 28, 2017 3:56 PM

    Recollections of Charlie go back to the Morse and Bethe families in So California in the 1950’s before our parents eventually moved to Sidney, and we became reacquainted. Our best of thoughts and prayers especially to Sally and family, and to Jim and Don and their families.

  • Bill McIntyre Posted September 28, 2017 3:59 PM

    Hard to believe!– Sally, my sincere condolences. I am so sure though that he had a great 52 years with you. Jim — what can I say, but take pleasure that you were great brothers!

  • Pat Meehan Lerch Posted September 28, 2017 5:45 PM

    Dear Sally, My heart goes out to you… Please accept my sincerest condolences. I hope that, in time, you’ll find comfort in happy memories of those 52 years.
    Dear Jim and Eve, I know this has to be a huge loss to you, as well…beyond words. I am so very sorry.

  • Dick Germond Posted September 28, 2017 6:18 PM

    Sally & Jim,

    Although an upper classman who won the heart of one of ours, I remember Charlie fondly. He’ll be missed by all and I send my most sincere condolences to you and your families,

  • Dee Launt Pringle Posted September 28, 2017 8:02 PM

    Dear Sally, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss, and OUR loss. What a grand life you have had together these 52 years. Times like these are so very hard, and it will be the support and love from family and friends that will help you the most..

  • Dianne Gregory Posted September 29, 2017 8:52 AM

    Sally and Jim and your families, what a huge loss for you all. May your loving memories of a life lived well remain with you always. Dianne

  • Mary (McMurray) Palmer Posted September 29, 2017 9:37 AM

    Sally, Jim and your families: My most sincere condolences to the family. I am so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing.

  • Ralph Miele Posted September 29, 2017 12:48 PM

    My deepest condolences to Charlie’s family. He was a dear friend.

  • Bob Gill Posted September 29, 2017 5:17 PM

    Sally, so sorry for your loss. Had some great memories with Charley, Ted, Jeff and Neil in the Sidney Central High School class of 1960 during the late 50’s.

  • Art and Rosemarie Weed Posted September 29, 2017 8:14 PM

    Tracy, cherish the memories you have of your father and share them with your son.
    Sally, may the love of years together give you strength to navigate the years ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Lynn Waibel Posted October 1, 2017 2:14 PM

    Sally and Tracy, My deepest sympathy in your loss. May the passing of time lighten your sorrows and bring you peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Anne Corrigall Posted October 1, 2017 5:18 PM

    Our condolences to the Morse families. May warm memories of Charley ease the pain of your loss

  • Lo and Karen Mahoney Posted October 1, 2017 6:58 PM


    We will miss Charley very much. He was a patriot, a concerned citizen, and a good friend. We are comforted to know that he is in a better place now, free of earthly cares and pain.

  • Linda & Marty Peloso Posted October 2, 2017 7:31 AM

    Dear Sally, Marty and I are so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed working for Charlie and have a lot of fun memories at work and joining you guys on your boat. I wish you wonderful memories and peace. Love Marty and Linda Peloso

  • Al Brunner Posted October 2, 2017 7:48 AM

    Condolences to the Morse family. When I started as a marketing trainee at Amphenol in the early 1980’s, Charlie was in upper management, Never once did he treat me like a subordinate. As we had golf in common, he always had time to have a chat or two, I will always remember him as a gentleman.

  • PETE PARKER Posted October 2, 2017 1:30 PM

    Sally, Jim and families: My deepest condolences in your loss of Charlie. May the memories of wonderful times warm your heart and bring a smile to your face as you chart your way through this difficult time.

  • Dee Fuller (Heath) Posted October 2, 2017 2:29 PM

    My deepest condolences to the Morse family. Charlie was part of a great family here at Amphenol. We will always have many fond memories of him.

  • Mike Auerbach Posted October 4, 2017 3:52 PM

    Dear Sally, I’m very sorry for your loss of Charles. He was a great friend and co-worker. He will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Dave and Vicki Kulze Posted October 8, 2017 9:18 AM

    Our sincere condolences to Sally, Tracy & Tony, Jim & Eve, and all of Charlie’s family. May God comfort you all as you go on.

  • Patti Roberts Iacampo Posted October 11, 2017 9:57 AM

    Sally and Tracy, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Charlie was one of the best! Treasure your wonderful memories. That’s what helps to keep me going. At least there is a young Charlie to focus on. God Bless you all.

  • Pat Romano Burki Posted October 13, 2017 5:18 PM

    Sally and Jim and your families, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I know exactly how you feel. Know that The Lord will guide you, give you strength and peace.

  • Norma Hayward Steimer Posted November 10, 2017 1:11 PM

    Sally, this message is coming to you late, but it is not the less sincere. I’m so very sorry to hear about the loss of Charlie. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Jim ad Eve please take comfort that you all are wrapped in the love of your entire class and also in God’s love. I hope all of the wonderful memories that you have shared will help you through this very hard time.

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