Dean L. Morgan
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KENSINGTON, MD: Dean L. Morgan, 88, passed away on September 22, 2012 at his home in Kensington, MD.
Born in 1924 in Toledo, OH, Dean enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a Weather Observer for the 18th Weather Squadron in England during World War II. Following his discharge, he attended the Ohio State University and was awarded a BSc in Civil Engineering in 1949.
He married Joan Helms of Toledo, Ohio, in 1950. He was a Planning Engineer for the Ohio Dept. of Highways involved in the design and construction of the Ohio State Turnpike. Dean was appointed City Engineer of Fremont, OH, in 1956 and was subsequently elected Country Engineer for Sandusky County, OH.
In 1966, Dean and family moved to Kensington, MD, where he became Chief Highway Engineer for the Automotive Safety Foundation (now the Highway Users Federation) in Washington, DC.
Dean was a life member of the American Legion (Ohio Post 121), a life member of Masonic Lodge 64 (Fremont Council) and Wood County Lodge 112 (Bowling Green), the National Association of Civil Engineers and the Ohio State University Alumni Association. He was also a founding member of the American Air Museum in Britain and a charter member of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont, OH. Dean enjoyed genealogical research, Welsh history and culture and American history, especially the Civil War.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joan Morgan of Kensington; son Mark (Nancy) Morgan of Kensington; daughter Deborah (Jeremy) Jacobs of Rockville; grandsons Morgan Morgan and Garret Morgan of Kensington and granddaughter Julia Jacobs of Rockville.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date in Ohio.
Published in the The News-Messenger on Oct. 6, 2012