Pauline Morris

Pauline Morris, 98, of Morgantown, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at Sundale Nursing Home.  She was born in Langeloth, PA, on May 5, 1921, the daughter of the late Angelos Gargalianos and Katherine Drosinos Gargalianos.

Pauline worked as Assistant Manager at GC Murphy’s in Wheeling and worked at O.J. Morrison Store’s Children’s Department on High Street in Morgantown.  She was one of the founding members of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church where in her younger years, she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir.  She also served as treasurer and secretary in the church and was a former past president of the women’s auxiliary.  

She proudly served as past president of General Daniel Morgan Auxiliary; was an active member of VFW Post 548 Ladies’ Auxiliary, and served on District and State Committees as well.  

Most of all, she was a wonderful and loving homemaker. Her hobbies included playing bridge and making pepperoni rolls with her great-grandchildren.

Pauline is survived by her son, Andrew Morris, Jr., and his wife, Judith, of Morgantown; her daughter, Katherine Sims and her husband, Stark, of Florida; grandchildren:  Andrea and Brad Ehmen of Chicago, Elizabeth and Brian Gifford of North Carolina, Greg and Beth Morris of Florida, Nicholas and Jesse Morris of Tennessee; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Nikki Milanese of Weirton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Morris, Sr.; sisters, Irene Lillikos, Mary Kontos, Athena Diamond, and Dian Scotchell;  brother, Gus Gargalianos; and niece, Karen Kontos. 

Family and friends will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce St., Morgantown, on Sunday, November 3rd from 2-5 PM. A Trisagion Service will be held in the funeral home on Sunday at 4:30 PM to conclude the visitation. Visitation will continue at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 447 Spruce St., Morgantown on Monday, November 4th from 10 AM until the time of the funeral service at 11 AM with Father David Shaw officiating. Interment will follow at East Oak Grove Cemetery.

The family would like to especially thank Sundale Nursing Home and WV Caring Hospice for their love and care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 447 Spruce St., Morgantown, WV 26505.

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