Bert F. Morton, 67

Pathologist and Mason

April 25, 2007

Dr. Bert Frederick Morton, a retired pathologist who was active in Masonic affairs, died Saturday of complications from diabetes at Northwest Hospital Center. The Ellicott City resident was 67.

Dr. Morton was born in Sandusky, Ohio, and raised in Akron, Ohio.

He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1963 from Case Western Reserve University and was a 1968 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine - completing his residency in pathology at St. Agnes Hospital.

He was commissioned in the Navy in 1974 and served until 1976 at Bethesda Naval Medical Center.

Dr. Morton worked as a deputy chief Maryland medical examiner for two years before returning to St. Agnes in 1978. He retired in 1999.

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, boating on the Chesapeake Bay and vacationing with family and friends in Ontario.

Dr. Morton was a member for more than 30 years of Towson Presbyterian Church. He served on its board and was active in its outdoor education program.

As a Mason, he was a past master of Pythagoras Lodge, and a member of Palestine Lodge, Boumi Temple and the Royal Order of Jesters.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at his church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, the former Carol Ann Pospisil; three sons, Daniel K. Morton of Ellicott City, Dr. Andrew W. Morton of Owings Mills and Stephen C. Morton of McLean, Va.; a brother, Charles W. Morton of Wooster, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

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