Frank J. Morris, 76, a retired official of the Group Health Association and a retired colonel in the Army Reserves, died of cancer Sept. 25 in his home in Kensington.

Col. Morris worked for Group Health for 24 years, as clinic manager and assistant executive director, before retiring in 1971. He had been a member of the finance committee of Group Health since 1970. He also was a consultant to the Office of Economic Opportunity's medical health administration from 1968 to 1971.

He was a past vice president of the Maryland Group Health Association, and had served on the Governor's Study Group on Employment of the Handicapped of Maryland. He was a member of the Washington Urban Coalition.

He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1956.

Col. Morris was a native of Chicago. He was a 1930 graduate of the University of Chicago, and earned a master's degree in social studies there three years later. From the early 1930s to early 1940s, he was a case worker with the Illinois Emergency Relief Commission, taught school in Chicago, and worked for New Deal agencies.

He received his Army commission in 1943, and served in Europe during World War II, receiving a Bronze Star medal. He was a 1951 graduate of the Command and Staff College, and retired from the reserves in 1966. He was a past-president and member of the board of directors of the Military Government Association in Washington.

Survivors include his wife, Eileen D., of Kensington; two daughters, Virginia M. Endicott of Potomac, and Margaret D. M. Schachter of Manassas; a sister, Mary Ellen McConaghy of Elmhurst, Ill., and five grandchildren.