Visitation at Funeral Home
Celebration of His Life Reception
Obituary of Philip Lee Morehouse
Philip L. ''Phil'' Morehouse
Barrington/Penn Yan: Philip Lee ''Phil'' Morehouse, age 80, of Penn Yan, NY died unexpectedly on Saturday January 12, 2019 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, in Penn Yan, NY.
Friends are invited to calling hours from 5-8 pm Thursday (Jan 17) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am Friday (Jan. 18) at the Dundee Baptist Church, 20 Seneca Street, Dundee with Lay Pastors Lew Ann Giles & Priscilla Andrews officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
The Celebration of His Life will continue starting at 1:00 p.m. Friday at the Penn Yan Moose Lodge, everyone who knew and loved Phil is welcome.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Fire Company, or Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837; or the Barrington Rifle Club, c/o Calvin Crosby 2021 Hobson Rd. Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Phil was born November 18, 1938 in Penn Yan, the only son of the late Clarence and Dorothy Bailey Morehouse. He graduated from Dundee Central School in 1957; after which he served in the U.S. Army Reserves. On June 20, 1959 in Dundee Baptist Church he married the former Mary P. Covell. Phil was the owner of Morehouse Construction, in Barrington, NY; only semi retiring in 2015; he was a member of Operating Engineers Local #832, a Life Member of the Barrington Rifle Club, and was a former member of the Town of Barrington Variance Board.
Phil was happiest on motorized vehicles. Whether, it was digging in the dirt, mowing grass, or golf cart ride with his dog. He looked forward to spending time on Keuka Lake, having informal safety meetings at the shop, hanging with the guys down at the club, or just playing cards. He loved tractor pulling and the annual trips to Bowling Green for the National Tractor Pulls; He enjoyed spending winters in Florida with family and friends, but his Greatest Love of All was time spent with his children and grandchildren.
He is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife of 59 years Mary C. Morehouse at home; son Mike (Chris) Morehouse of Penn Yan; daughter Cathy M. (Sam) Marusarz of Dundee; grandson Mitch L. Morehouse of Penn Yan; 3 granddaughters Amanda L. Morehouse of Victor, NY, Brooke S. (Travis) Filson of Lorraine, NY, Chelsey M. Marusarz of Dundee; a niece Karla Newberry of Roswell, NM, nephew Jim Sisson of Albuquerque, NM; several cousins; countless friends; and his Four Legged Companion "Ginger".
Besides his parents he was predeceased by 2 sisters Linda Potter, and Janet Sisson.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.