James O'Connell MORGAN

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MORGAN, James O'Connell 95, of Tampa, died on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at the Baldomero Lopez Veterans Nursing Home in Land O' Lakes, FL. He was born in Cleveland, OH. James O'Connell Morgan was an artist, veteran of WWII, loyal husband and father of six. He was founder of Morgan Studio (Cleveland, OH), the advertising, art and photography business which he ran for the better part of four decades. The Cleveland native later lived in Key Biscayne, FL, and Keller, TX, with his wife Mary until her passing in 2011. He then moved to Tampa. Morgan was a graduate of St. Ignatius High School and John Carroll University. At John Carroll, he was on the Big Four championship team in 1939 and was inducted into JCU's Sports Hall of Fame. He also studied at Pratt Institute of Design in New York City. He was a soldier during World War II. First enlisting and later entering officer candidate school (OCS). He served his country with honor for over four years. After his time in the U.S. Army, he began his career at Malmquist Studio until he founded Morgan Studio in 1951 as "the architects of the printed page." He was a devoted husband to Mary Lawton Morgan. They were married Dec. 19, 1942. Mary passed away in May 2011. They were married for 69 years. James and Mary had six children: Sundance (Iris) in New Orleans, LA; Mary Lynn in Columbus, OH; Wesley (Lynn) in St. Louis, MO; Gregory (Ellen) in Tampa, FL; Daniel (Annette) in Lakewood, OH; and Robert (Joy) in San Francisco, CA. James is survived by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held at Saint Luke's Catholic Church in Lakewood, OH at 10 am on Sept. 14, 2013. James & Mary Morgan will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the American Red Cross, Tampa Bay Chapter, 3310 W. Main St., Tampa, FL 33607. Please sign his guestbook at www.veteransfuneralcare.com. Veterans Funeral Care 727-524-9202

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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 23, 2013
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