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At random: The first boat known to have been navigated under water was built in 1620 by a Dutchman, Cornelius Van Drebbel. Van Drebbel is said to have developed a chemical which would purify the air and allow the crew to stay submerged for extended periods.
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Posted 2019-09-11 3:02 PM (#95811)
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Subject: Wednesday Obits

MORRIS, Monroe Orrin, IV, 69, of Park Ave. Ext., passed away Sept. 8, 2019, at Pendleton in Mystic. He was born Oct. 5, 1949, in Manchester, the son of the late Monroe Orrin Morris III and Edyth (Warnock) Morris. He married Susan Eccleston Dec. 4, 1976, in Norwich. She survives him. Monroe was a US Navy Veteran, serving in submarine service. While in the Navy, he earned many awards and commendations. He was a graduate of Three Rivers, where he received his degree in Electrical Technology. He had worked at the former Vitro Corp as a specialist and as a slot technician at the Mohegan Sun. He was very active in the Boy Scouts, earning his Eagle Scout, as well as earning multiple awards in scouting. He volunteered as a scout leader for many years. He was an avid coin and stamp collector. In addition to his loving wife Susan, he is survived by his sons, Monroe Orrin Morris V of Uncasville, Christopher Patrick Ballestrini and his husband Glen of Melbourne, Fla; daughter Hope Kidd and husband Charles of Glen Burnie, Md.; brother Michael David Morris of Bruce, Wis.; sisters, Wendy St. Aubin and husband Vern, and Denise Morris of Bruce, Wis.; and by his grandchildren, Charles and Lillian Kidde of Glen Burnie, Md. A Celebration of Monroe's Life will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at the Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, 53 Route 32, Montville. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Please visit www.montvillefuneralhome.com to leave a message of condolence for Monroe's family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Monroe's memory may be made to the Madonna Place, 240 Main St. Norwich CT 06360. The Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, is entrusted with arrangements. Published in The Day on Sept. 11, 2019


HALL, Robert E., 93, of Ledyard, CT, passed away peacefully at home on Wed, Sep 4, 2019. He was born Feb 6, 1926 in Tonawanda, NY. He joined the Navy at age 17 during WWII and served on PT boats in the Pacific. Upon returning, he married the late Charlotte Keller and raised four children – Howard, Gary, Patricia and Jacki. His Navy career spanned over 23 years most of which he served on submarines in New London. He taught several years of Sub School at the Groton SubBase. He owned and operated Bob Hall's Pro Shop at the Norwich Bowling Alley and Bob Hall's Trophies and Sporting Goods in Poquetanuck. He was an exceptional bowler for the Navy and participated yearly in the US Bowling Congress Open Championships. Bob was a member of various Veterans and Fraternal Organizations and was a BPOE Lifetime Member. He was a fan of the Yankees, Navy football, Ledyard sports, UCONN women's basketball and CT Sun basketball. Bob is survived by his brother Richard and wife Kay of Lynchburg, VA; son Howard and wife Cherry of Middletown, RI; son Gary and wife Betty Jean of Alexandria, VA; daughter Patricia of Waterford, CT; daughter Jacki and husband Weikko of Huntington Beach, CA; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Calling hours: 6-8 pm Fri., Sep 20th Mystic Funeral Home, Route 1, Mystic, CT. Church service: Ledyard Congregational Church, 10 am Sat. Sep 21st. His burial will follow at the Avery-Stoddard Cemetery, in Gales Ferry with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to: Center for Hospice Care SE CT, 227 Dunham St, Norwich, CT 06360; or US Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004-2608. Published in Norwich Bulletin from Sept. 11, 2019


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