Thursday’s School Committee meeting began on a somber note, as committee chairwoman Kirsi Allison-Ampe requested a moment of silence for Paul Richard Morrison, an Arlington father who died Monday, Sept. 24.
“He was active in many ways in our community,” she said.
Morrison served on a Stratton School parents’ council, Allison-Ampe said. He died after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer, according to his obituary.
Morrison, a Dorchester native, was born in 1960. He was a BC High, Holy Cross and Illinois Institute of Technology graduate and was a medical physicist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the Department of Radiology for more than 20 years.
Morrison will be laid to rest today. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Church, 51 Medford St., Arlington.
Memorial donations can be made in Morrison’s honor to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, 5526 West 13400 South, #510, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84094, or the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust, 99 Main St., Edgartown, MA 02539.