Richard A Morin
It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing on 15 September 2017 of our shipmate Richard Albert Morin , CAPT. MSC USN (Ret.). He qualified on the USS Raton (SS-270) in 1957
Capt. Morin was born in Rochester, NH, the son of the late Albert T. and Barbara E.Morin and was a graduate of Spaulding High school and George Washington University. Capt. Morin enlisted in November of 1948 and served on continuous active duty for over 38 years. While enlisted he qualified in Submarines, both diesel and nuclear. He was commissioned in the Medical Service Corps on 5 November 1961. He also served on the USS Pickaway (APA-222), USS Raton (SSR-270) and the USS Fulton (AS-11) and on many shore duty stations including Cairo Egypt and Rota Spain. He retired from the Navy on 30 June 1987. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Navy Commendation Medal with two Gold Stars, Navy Unit Commendation Good Conduct Medal with two Gold Stars,The Navy Expeditionary Medal, The China Service Medal, the National Defense Medal with Gold Star, the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Medal. .
He was a member of the USS Seadragon during its historic "NorthWest passage to the North Pole" and then Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. For over twenty years after his retirement from the U.S. Navy he was an active volunteer for the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron. In 2016 he was named to the Intercollegiate Hall of Fame and was recognized with a Life Time Service award. He was also active in several homeowners associations and community organizations. His loving and devoted wife of 47 years , Joan Shirley Morin, died in 2013. He is survived by his brother Roger F. Morin, his sons Glenn E. Morin, Gary E. Morin and Albert T. Morin II, and their respective spouses Dr. Robin Spitko, Mrs. Bobbie Morin, Mrs. Nancy Morin and his Grandchildren, Christopher Morin, Emily Morin, Adam Morin, Isaac Morin, Cody Morin and Chayla Morin..
Relatives and friends may call on Friday, September 29 from 4-8 PM at Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 Ridgely Avenue, Annapolis. There will be a funeral service on Saturday, September 30 at 10:30am, at St. Margaret's Church, 1601 Pleasant Plains Road, Annapolis MD. Reception to follow at the church. Capt. Morin will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers donations to The American Cancer Society are requested..
As is our custom, Columbus Base will make a $100.00 donation to the USSVI Scholarship Fund in Richard Morins memory..
We will miss you, Richard. We're proud to have known you and been your shipmates..
Sailor, Rest Your Oar.
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