by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter
John Morris, fondly called Jim, who lost his life last Friday, Oct. 17, at the age of 79 after being struck by a car, was a man described as “dedicated” to the Town of East Hampton. After moving to town 15 years ago he served as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, held the seat of President of the East Hampton Volunteer Ambulance Association and was a member of the East Hampton Facilities Evaluation Committee.
Planning and Zoning Administrator Jim Carey said of Mr. Morris “he was the best guy I ever knew.”
“I actually met Jim when he was working on his cottage on Marshall Road, about 15 years ago. He was a pure gentleman, a scholar, and a kind man who spoke with a lot wisdom,” he added.
Carey described Mr. Morris as a meticulous person who rarely mis-spoke and had the “uncanny ability to listen to people.”
“He was also the driving force behind the construction of the new ambulance building,” Carey said.
Town Manager Michael Maniscalco said of Mr. Morris, that he was a “very active member of this community.”
“His opinion was extremely valuable, and he was very helpful,” Maniscalco said.
“He was a great person and someone who was insightful, entertaining and a creative thinker,” he added. … Continue Reading