Longtime New Jersey harness horseman Edward Louis Morris, 75, of Jackson, NJ passed away at his home on February 1, 2014. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, he moved to Jackson, NJ in 1959.
Ed Morris was a driver, trainer and breeder of Standardbred race horses for 40 years, until his retirement two years ago. He competed mainly in the New Jersey Sire Stakes program at the Meadowlands Racetrack, Freehold Raceway and on the New Jersey Fair Circuit.
He was a member of Harmony Lodge #18 Masonic Temple, Toms River since 1961. He led a very active lifestyle and enjoyed the outdoors. He served in the Air Force at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana. His hobbies include model railroads, bicycling and kayaking.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ludy Morris; two sons, Ed Morris and his wife Jeanne of Manchester, NJ and Lou Morris of Zelienople, PA.; four grandchildren Katrina DiMiele and her husband Dominick of Forked River, NJ; Mindy Morris of Forked River, NJ; Colin and Myles Morris of Zelienople, PA.; three great-grandsons Gaetano and Matteo DiMiele and soon to be born Donato DiMiele.
The family received friends and relatives Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. at DeGraff Lakehurst Funeral Home, 119 Union Avenue, Lakehurst, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to the charity of your choice .
With files from the Asbury Park Press