Clark ‘Pete’ Morrison IV, 66

OSWEGO, NY – Clark “Pete” Morrison IV, 66, of Oswego, died Sunday April 2, 2017, in University Hospital, Syracuse.

He was born in Watertown, the son of the late Clark and Joan (Graham) Morrison.

Pete had been a resident of Oswego most of his life, where he was a business owner and former employee of The Palladium Times.

He served in the United States Navy serving aboard the USS Moale.

He attended the Fork Union Military Academy, Va., and was a graduate of SUNY Oswego.

He was a member of the 148th Civil War Unit re-enactors, and a Civil War enthusiast.

Pete enjoyed golfing and was a former member of the Oswego Country Club.

He enjoyed spending time at the family summer residence where he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Pete is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Cecily (Spataro) Morrison of Oswego; son, Collin Morrison of Oswego; siblings Nancy (Charles) Zysk of Baldwinsville, Graham (Kathy) Morrison of Chicago and David (Tammie) Morrison of Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.

Pete will be forever remembered for his smile and a story he would share with everyone.

He was a person always willing to give a helping hand and a true friend.

Funeral services will be held Saturday 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Oswego.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Oswego.

Calling hours will be Friday from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego, NY 13126.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the John Foster Burden Fund, C/O St. Luke Health Services, 299 E. River Road, Oswego.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and support staff of the 8F- ICU floor, of University Hospital.

The tremendous care they gave Pete and the support they showed to his family was truly appreciated.


  1. As the owner of the FIRST video store in Oswego, he will also be remembered as a successful entrepreneur! May God look over his wife and family…he is also remembered as a re-enactor with the Fort activities! May he rest in peace!

    Debbie Engelke
    Friend of the Fort

  2. Pete was a great guy and I remember us umpiring softball together back in the day. God bless you Pete and my condolences to family. Truly a good person.

  3. Pete was a strong business supporter of the Jaycees and Chamber of Commerce who was always willing to assist. Our condolences to his family and friends

  4. I will always remember Pete fondly from our time reenacting together. Living histories at Memorial Day in Waterloo, NY and Harborfest at Fort Ontario. He was a good friend and a good reenactor.

    John Goloski
    148th NYVI

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