Paul "Chip" Morgan
Paul William Morgan, Jr., age 68, of Chadds Ford, PA passed away peacefully at home on the morning of September 6, 2013.
Paul graduated from Westtown School in 1963. After graduating from Bucknell University in 1967 he served his country as a Naval officer.
His family and friends will tell you that Chip was the strongest man they know. No one else could have faced his health challenges with as much courage or strength these past 25 years. Perhaps one of the things we all loved and admired about Chip, his hard head, helped. No matter how bad it was Chip never complained and was always concerned instead for his wife and his family and friends.
Chip was the owner of Valleybrook Driving Range & Miniature Golf on Rt. 202 in Concordville, PA for over 30 years. After selling Valleybrook Chip enjoyed and was successful with commercial real estate ventures with his partners.
Chip had lots of personality and wit. Everyone loved Chip's twinkling eyes. If Chip teased you that meant he liked you. He was known to play mischievous tricks on friends and family. He had a lot of very good friends and had an amazing devotion and loyalty to them. Chip truly listened to his family and friends. He was in tune with people's needs. When Chip took the time to give you advice it was always wise and with your best interests at heart. Chip was a mentor to many. And many shared with him what a positive and important difference he made in their lives. He was generous in so many ways.
He loved animals, especially large dogs.
Chip loved driving anything with engines and speed. Fast cars and fast boats were a passion. He also had a pilot's license. Chip loved the challenge and satisfaction of designing and building things. He built a gorgeous car, magnificent dining tables, a coffee table, fountains, a music box and useful mechanical mechanisms. He designed shirts to provide easy port access.
He fully participated in "life" and in a lot of people's lives.
Chip told Cynthia when she was 13 years old that he was going to marry her as soon as she turned 18. He did just that, and they shared 38 years of marriage and true happiness together. Friends and family describe Chip and Cynthia's marriage as the "love of a lifetime", a "marriage made in heaven" and a "storybook romance". They were the absolute light of each other's lives and the most important person in the world to each other. Chip will be so missed by his best friend, his wife.
In addition to his wife Cynthia, Paul Morgan is survived by his sister Mary Dudek and her husband Richard Dudek, Sr. of Chesapeake City, MD and their three sons, Richard, Timothy and Paul; his brother John Morgan of Wilmington, DE and his wife Sharon and their daughter, Christina; his brother-in-law Christopher Cannon of Harrisburg, PA and his children, Zachary and Gabrielle; and his mother-in-law Elizabeth Cannon of Chadds Ford, PA. Chip had long-time friends who were "family" too. Chip was pre-deceased by his parents Paul and Louise Morgan.
A memorial service will begin promptly at 5:30pm on Wednesday, September 25th at Brandywine Country Club, 2822 Shipley Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810. (302) 478-2110. Come dressed as you like (or as you think Chip would have liked). Family and friends may share a brief reflection or memory about Paul "Chip" at the end of the service. A reception will immediately follow with some of Chip's favorite foods. There will be two reserved tables for Chip's family in case you wish to pay your respects.
In lieu of flowers please send a donation to Easter Seals Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore in support of their Community Outreach and Assistive Technology Ctr., 61 Corporate Center, New Castle, DE 19711 or the National MS Society - DE Chapter, Two Mill Road, Wilmington, DE 19806 or the Delaware SPCA, 455 Stanton Christiana Rd., Newark, DE 19713. Or give the gift of donating blood in Paul Morgan's memory at any Blood Bank location.
Published in The News Journal from Sept. 10 to Sept. 22, 2013