S. Neil Morrison

by | Jan 20, 2022 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Dr. Sanford Neil Morrison, 62, passed away unexpectedly on January 6, 2022 at his home in Virginia Beach.

He was born in Richmond, Virginia, and was the son of the late Dr. Melvin and Carole Morrison.

Dr. Neil was a multi-sport athlete at the College of William and Mary, and he completed his DDS at Eastern Virginia Medical School and his surgical residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He was an established and widely respected Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon, practicing in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake, Virginia. Dr. Neil was also a skilled mathematician and entrepreneur. He was an avid baseball fan, and enjoyed many hobbies, including philately (stamp collecting) and numismatics.

First and foremost, Dr. Neil was a family man who loved his family and was deeply loved by them. His generosity and charitable nature extended not only to his friends and family, but to all who knew him. He was a longtime dedicated member of both Temple Israel and Temple Emanuel and a man of deep faith.

Dr. Neil is survived by his loving wife Stephanie, sons Matthew and Clayton, sister Cindy, brother Warren and his wife Linda, father-in-law Stanley Cohen, brother-in-law Robert Cohen and his wife Robin, nieces Samantha and Alexandra, and nephew Caleb. He was also predeceased by his mother-in-law Beatrice Cohen with whom he was very close. His family unit was small and mighty. He was blessed with many close friends, who will all miss him dearly.

A graveside service was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery conducted by Rabbi Michael Panitz. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences may be made to the family at hdoliver.com.