John P. Morris

John P. Morris 58, passed away on May 16, 2020. He was born in Glens Falls, NY on August 29, 1961 to Richard and Frances Morris. He served in the US Army.

John worked for AIM services for 18 years and later became the general manager at Pizza Hut. In 2017 he found his true calling when he began working at Rivers Casino in Schenectady as a table games dealer. He was a true gambler at heart and had not missed an opening day at the Saratoga Race Track in over 40 years. He loved to travel with his daughter.

He was predeceased by his parents Richard and Frances, and his brother George. John is survived by his children Jeremy Morris (Rebecca) and Sierra Morris; grandchildren Kara Rucinski, Katrina Rucinski, Oliver Morris, Killian Morris and Avery Morris; brothers Richard Morris, Joseph Morris and David Morris; sisters Penny Bessette and Kelly Kane, goddaughter Clara Jean Bessette, and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on a later date. John will be buried with military honors in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of John may be made to the American Lung Association.

Guest Book

Rosalie Silas

Forever in my heart

Jeremy John Morris

I am not sure if there are enough words to describe the man you were. It only seems fitting to crack one of your jokes right now but none of them seem to capture your essence quite right. Dad you are and always will be my hero. The man who stood tall no matter the odds and always figured out a way to solve the problem. We had times when I was younger that we would butt heads and it was always for my best interests even if I didnt see it at the time. You helped to mold me into the man I am today with your strong moral compass and wisdom far beyond your years. I will carry with me always all of the memories we have forged together. It is my honor to carry your name within my own and to pass those values you taught me onto my children. I hope for you eternal peace and vow to be the rock our family needs to stand as tall as you did. I will keep Sierra close and make sure she is always well. Thank you for everything pop I know you will always be right on my shoulder but I am really going to miss you and everything you were.

With all my love,
Jer Bear

Terry Beagle

Rest in Eternal peace my friend.

Howard Lapier

I was floored when I heard your passing you were an amazing person and you were taken far too soon you will be missed dearly thanks for believing in me and always having faith in me when no one else did you were like family to me and will miss you

Joyce Lapier

John I remember all the good times we had at Kelly and how you made me smile when things was bad for me you are my friend and you were very good to my son Howard thank John I miss you always fly high and bet on the horses up there my good friend you will be missed by all

Kim Chase

John was a true inspiration. He was always sharing stories about his life. The love he had for Sierra was breath taking. The relationship between them was rare and something to be admired. John’s love for life was contagious. I will miss the advice you freely gave, the sass you shared with those who deserved it, and most of all your smile. It was a pleasure to have known you.

Jimmy Rick

You were a great friend and it was a privilege to have known you sir, you will be missed by all who knew you.


John, you were always a friendly guy, with a great big heart. I will never forget growing up and hanging out with you. Sorry that we didn't visit often, but when we would run into each other we always got caught up. We all think we have a life time to catch up, but sometimes that life time is way to short. You were called home way to soon, but I'll always remember our memories growing up!

Jim Toleman

RIP John, love you Cuz

David Morris

John you will surely be missed by anyone who knows you.

Mindy Beagle Clear

So many great childhood memories. Love being your Cousin and Neighbor. Growing up with you and your Family leaves me with Fond Memories. Love you Cousin, May you Rest In Peace.

Gail Brown

You were a funny and kind individual. You will be greatly missed.

Ethel Horton

My sincere sympathy to JPs children and siblings. I love you all.

Donna McCarthy

God took you so young you will be missed

Denise Deere

Hard to imagine you not here. For once I was actually speechless when I heard the news of your passing. John, you were one of the rare friends in my life it didn't matter how long we weren't in touch when either of us called it was like we hadn't skipped a beat. I'm so glad our last time we were together we had such a good time we laughed til our stomachs hurt we smiled so much our cheeks ached and we were so looking forward to doing it again! I guess now its gonna be a while cause I don't plan on joining you anytime soon. Just want you to know again your last post was spot on I'm gonna miss seeing them! I'm gonna and already do miss our messenger conversations. A good friend, A good man and A good heart was taken from this earth when you left! May I ask one thing? Come visit me? I'm gonna miss you...the memories are all I shall have left an I'm so glad our last one was such fun!

Penny Bessette

Where do I begin? I'm lost and empty without you. I'll miss your voice, your smile and the way you had about making life's trials and errors just seemed easier to deal with when I would talk to you about everything. You were a good father to your children and never let life get you down. I'll miss you my little brother but you will ALWAYS in my heart and forever in my memories. Until I see you again hugs and kisses

David E. Nimons

God bless you. You were like a brother instead of a brother in-law R. I. P. You are in a better place now with our father

Evan Christou

John, you will be sorely missed. May your memory be eternal.

Shirlie and Jay Granger

Our hearts are with you.

Joseph Morris

I certainly do miss you brother. You touched a lot of people in your life, and I will never forget what you did for me when we were last together in Virginia. I love you man. We'll be together again.

Ralph King

RIP John may God bless you. It was my pleasure to have known you always making us laugh. Even though we haven't talked in years you were a great friend.