David Wesley Morse ’55 died on March 27, 2009, in Northampton, Massachusetts.
He was born on August 21, 1933, in Northampton, and graduated from Northampton High School. He spent two years at Bowdoin, a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity, before he was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. He was stationed in Berlin for two years, then returned to Bowdoin to finish his degree. He was devoted to farming and worked on the McKinney Farm in Huntington, Mass. He married Mary Lee King in 1958, and four years later they bought the Outlook Farm in Westhampton. Together, they cleared land, planted orchards, built barns, and created a successful business. He worked on the farm for the rest of his life. He served on the Westhampton Volunteer Fire Department and was a former Westhampton Town Assessor. He loved nature, his annual parties, and Friday nights at the Tiki bar. In addition to his wife of 52 years, he is survived by two sons, Bradford K. Morse and Jeffrey D. Morse; a daughter, Sherry Bowler; a brother, Judge Alvertus Morse; two sisters, Debbie Pearson and Susan Del Mauro; and one granddaughter.