JEFFREY DALE MORGAN

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It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Jeffrey Dale Morgan on January 1, 2018. Jeffrey died suddenly at home. Jeff was born on July 24, 1958 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada to Donald L. Morgan and Anita (Henry) Morgan. He grew up in Glen Mills, PA and graduated from Garnet Valley High School in 1976. After graduating, Jeff relocated to Gainesville, Florida where he attended classes at the University of Florida until he decided to pursue an apprenticeship in plumbing and pipefitting. He worked for the UA Plumbers & Fitters Local 234 for over 30 years until retiring recently. Jeff has been happily living in Melrose with his partner and true love, Leigh Foglia, for the past 30 years. His second love has been the arts. Jeff was known for his unique stainless-steel sculptures which can be found throughout the country, on college campuses and in local restaurants. He was known a 'Stainless Man' and his stainless-steel creations were becoming a 'hot commodity' in the past couple of years. Jeff also enjoyed music. He was one of the original 'Dead Heads' and he enjoyed playing the flute, guitar and saxophone. The third love for Jeff was animals. He was never without a pet. He rescued all creatures great and small. Jeff was also an entrepreneur and inventor working on many interesting projects throughout his life.
Jeff is survived by his partner, Leigh Foglia and her family, his mother, Anita Morgan Mascieri, his sister and brother-in-law, Deborah Morgan Rasso and Al Rasso, his niece and nephew, Erika and Jamison Rasso, many loving cousins and aunts, his three dogs and seven cats.
A memorial service is being planned in his honor with details to be announced at a later date.
In memory of Jeff donations can be made to Kindred Spirits at The Humane Society. www.humanesociety.org or mailed to The Humane Society of the United States, Dept: Memorial Donations, 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037.

Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2018
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