Morgan Bowman Shipley Jr. of Vero Beach, Fla. and Oak Bluffs died peacefully on Jan. 10. He was 94.

He was born to the late Morgan Bowman Shipley Sr. and Anna Marie Shipley on Dec. 27, 1922 in Brownsville, Pa. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with honors in 1947 after serving for 18 months as Army Captain of the Blood and Fire 63rd D Infantry Division in the Central Europe and Rhineland Campaign during World War II in France, Germany, and Belgium. He received two Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars with clusters for heroism, and two Battle Stars. His 254th regiment received a unit citation for outstanding performance, cutting off Colmar from the Rhine in one of the hardest and bloodiest campaigns of the war. He was a member of the greatest generation.

Bowman married the late Jean Mildred Winter of Miami, Fla. in 1947 and they resided in Uniontown, Pa. Bowman was the chief executive officer and president of the family owned and operated trucking company Atlantic Freight Lines in Uniontown until its sale in 1960. He became the executive vice president of Cooper-Jarret Freight Lines and resided with his family in Short Hills, N.J.. After retiring from the trucking industry he obtained his commercial real estate license and sold properties in northeast New Jersey.

While living in Short Hills, Bow was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Chapter. He was an active alumni member in his Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the Shipleys of Maryland Ancestry Organization. He and his wife were members of the Rock Spring country club in West Orange, N.J. and continued his love of golf, paddle tennis, and bridge.

In 1982, the Shipleys built a vacation home at Waterview Farm and were charter members of the Farm Neck Golf Club. Bow was president of the Water View Farm homeowners association for several years. He became an avid tennis player and enjoyed boating with his grandchildren on Sengekontacket Pond.

In 1987 they became snow birds when they sold their house in New Jersey, splitting their time between the Vineyard and Vero Beach, Fla. They built their home in the Seagrove Community in Florida and Bow was active in the Holy Cross church and the Vero Beach Country Club. Bow and Jean celebrated 62 years of marriage on August 19, 2007.

Bowman moved into Regency Park Vero Beach in April 2010, where he resided until his death. He was board president for several years and enjoyed many new friendships as an enthusiastic member of daily exercise classes and various activities.

He was predeceased by his sister, Anna Louise Shipley, in 1958; his wife, Jean Winter Shipley, in 2009; and his daughter Sally Ann Shipley of Mayfield Heights, Ohio. He is survived by his daughter, Susan Downey, of Stroudsburg, Pa; his grandchildren, James Russell Downey 3rd. of Philadelphia, Pa., Jeffrey Morgan Downey of Pottstown, Pa., and Jennifer Winter Downey of Bethlehem, Pa.; his great-granddaughter Maeve Downey; and his great-grandson, Gabriel Bowman Downey.

A memorial mass at Holy Cross Catholic Church will be held in the spring with a reception following. Details will be provided at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Glaucoma Foundation, 80 Maiden Lane, Suite 700, New York, N.Y. 10038, or