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Dorothy Morris, 80, Briarcliff Manor Arbitrator

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. – Dorothy Edith Morris of Briarcliff Manor, an arbitrator, real estate executive and business owner, died May 30 at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow. She was 80.

Morris was born Sept. 22, 1931 in College Point, Queens, N.Y. to Frances Aitken and Conrad Kohler. Her family moved to Lindenhurst, N.Y. when she was a child. She married Kenneth Baker Morris of Ossining on Sept. 3, 1960. The newlyweds built a house in Briarcliff Manor in May of 1961, where Morris lived since.

After raising her daughters, she went back to college and graduated in 1993 with a degree in business from Manhattan College at the age of 62. Morris started her career as an office manager at Prominent Finance Company.

In 1972, she started Morris Real Estate on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, N.Y. For the last 40 years, she worked as an arbitrator for FINRA. She also served on the New York State Real Estate Board and worked as a broker for Havilland Century 21.

Morris was a member of Nation Institute of Social Sciences (NISS), World Affairs Forum, Daughter of the American Revolution, All Saints Church of Scarbough Manor and Shattumuc Yacht Club.

She started the bridge group at Shattumuc Yacht Club in Ossining.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and also traveled extensively and played golf.

Morris is survived by two daughters, Laura Susan Morris and Sandra Lee Morris of Briarcliff Manor.

Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at Beecher Funeral Home in Pleasantville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at All Saints Episcopal Church in Briarcliff  Manor. Burial will follow at Dale Cemetery in Ossining.

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