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Elliston ("Ber") Joseph Morris, III, 80 of Southampton, PA died on September 9, 2020. Elliston passed after a prolonged battle with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Just as he dealt with all experiences in life, he managed his illness with strength and grace, and wanted to spend as much time with his loved ones as possible.

"Ber," as he was fondly known (an endearment for "brother"), was born in Philadelphia in 1940, the son of Elliston J. Morris, Jr. and Myra Paxton Morris. As a child he spent every summer at his beloved Lake George, NY. He was a 1958 graduate of the Haverford School in Haverford, PA and went on to attend Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Ber had one child, Connie, after a brief marriage to Carol Bronson of Upper Merion, PA.

The early part of his working years was spent in banking. He began his career at Liberty Bank in Philadelphia where he met the love of his life, Vivian Brockway of Oil City, PA and her two children from a prior marriage, Larry and Cindy Hess. Ber and Vivian soon married and moved to Southampton, PA where they had one more child, Diana. This family soon became the "Brady Bunch" long before the television show came along.

After a short term of employment with Fidelity Bank, Ber landed a job with Philadelphia National Bank (PNB) where he became a branch manager and officer of the bank for many years.

Always wanting to be closer to home, Ber changed careers mid-life and went back to school to train in the newly emerging field of Information Technology. Upon graduation he was employed at the Johnsville Naval Air Development Center in Warminster, PA as a Research Database Manager where he worked for the next 15 years until his retirement.

It was during this time that Ber and Vivian enjoyed welcoming their 9 grandchildren; Alyssa, Mallory and Leah Hess; Ben, Josh, Nate and Sam Fudala; Shannon and Kevan Steiner and most recently their great-grandson Vance Fudala. This phase of his life resulted in another name change where he came to be affectionately called "Ber-Pop," and the name has stuck ever since.

The family recalls with fondness his singularly frugal nature and penchant for clipping coupons and looking for the "best deal." They came to appreciate his passion for history, finance and trivia, as well as share his love of movies, cartoons (Roadrunner) and games. He was always ready for a "mean" game of Hearts. In his final days, his favorite times were spent on the phone with his family, each call ending with his signature parting of "Thank you for calling and remember I love you."

"Ber-Pop" is predeceased by his wife Vivian and survived by his 4 children, 9 granchildren, 1 great grandchild and two sisters, Elise Covey of Winnetka, IL and Myra Fuguet of Trappe, MD.

The Family has requested that any memorial tributes be made in the form of contributions to the Southampton Free Library.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, no services are being planned at this time. The family welcomes and will take great comfort from your thoughts, prayers, expressions of grief or remembrances here.

Now that he has passed all the lousy cards and with the Jack of Diamonds, Queen of Spades and all the rest of the hearts in his hand, he has truly "shot the moon."