Morris Albert Stout III, 95, formerly of Chestnut Hill, a retired real estate agent and a longtime community volunteer, died May 28 at Chestnut Hill Hospital. He had been living at Cathedral Village in Andorra for the past l5 years.
Mr. Stout had been a residential real estate agent for the Century 21 Gerhard Co. for 25 years. Earlier he had been a sales representative for the Sun Oil Company for 34 years.
Born Philadelphia, he was a graduate of Chestnut Hill Academy, where he was elected to the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He received a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and served in the Navy Air Corps during World War II.
He had been a volunteer fireman with companies in Lansdale and Erdenheim and had worked at the polls on Election Day. He also had been a volunteer at the Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church, the Chestnut Hill Parking Foundation, the Bird in Hand consignment shop, with the Chestnut Hill Academy Alumni Association, and at Cathedral Village.
Mr. Stout liked to spend time at Pocono Lake Preserve, and was an avid sailor, gardener, woodworker, bridge player and bird watcher.
He is survived by a son, Morris Stout IV; daughters Deborah Nutt. Gretchen Hayes and Clarissa Wells; a sister, Ann Smythe; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Mr. Stout’s wife of 63 years, Deborah Melcher Stout, and a granddaughter, Whitney Vosika, preceded him in death.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118, or the Pocono Lake Memorial Committee, 729 N. Shore Drive, Pocono Lakes Preserve, PA 18348. – WF