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Jeffrey W. Somers, Supervisor

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Richard Irvin "Pappy" "Dick" Morgan

April 19, 1930 ~ August 26, 2019 (age 89)

            Richard Irvin “Pappy” “Dick” Morgan, 89, of Altoona died early Monday morning August 26, 2019 at UPMC Altoona.

            He was born April 19, 1930 in Altoona a son of the late Jesse Irvin and Annetta Pearl (Rhodes) Morgan. He married Geraldine V. Baum on February 27, 1949 in Altoona.

            Surviving are his wife, Geraldine; five children, son Thomas I. Morgan and his wife, Susan L. of Altoona; daughter Deborah J. Bollinger and her husband, Kim of Tyrone; son Michael R. Morgan and his wife, Ann of Shavertown; daughter Patricia A. Young of Altoona; son Stephen J. Morgan and his wife, Susan A. of Poquoson, VA; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-eight great grandchildren; eight great great grandchildren; and a large extended family.

            Richard was preceded in death by a grandson, Arrow Morgan Wildhack; a great grandson, Brant Hollis Bollinger; a brother, Hughy Merle Morgan; and a sister, Lois Jane Morgan Stewart.

            Mr. Morgan was a member of Altoona First Church of the Brethren.

            He was a 1948 graduate of Altoona High School.

            Dick retired as a maintenance technician from Sheetz following ten years’ service. Previously he had been employed as a carpenter for over thirty years in the Altoona area.

            He enjoyed wood-working and computers, especially computer games.

            He was a member of Hiram Lodge #616, F. & A.M.; a member of Jaffa Shrine where he was a member and a past president of the Jaffa Motor Corps; a Potentate’s Aid; a member of the Jaffa maintenance staff; and worked the pretzel machine at the Circus for numerous years.

            Pappy was also a member of the Golden Eagles Motorcycle Club in the 1960’s (a Harley-Davidson club) and he also enjoyed traveling, especially to his home in Florida.

            Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday August 28, 2019 at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc., 501 Sixth Avenue, Altoona where a Masonic funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. and 10-11 a.m. Thursday August 29, 2019 at Altoona First Church of the Brethren, 510 Fifth Street, Altoona where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Bill Pepper officiating. Interment will be made at Alto Reste Park.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations please be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, c/o Jaffa Shrine, P.O. Box 1984, Altoona, PA 16603-1984.

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