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Ernest Morgan (1937 - 2014)

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Ernest "Tom" Morgan, 77, of Honesdale, died Thursday at home. He is survived by his wife, the former Joyce LaPoint. The couple would have celebrated their 56th anniversary on May 17.

Born on March 7, 1937, in Hawley, he was the son of the late John Louis and Hazel Riefler Morgan. When he was 5, his family moved to Honesdale, where he attended Hones­dale Catholic School. Later, he served in the Navy from 1954 to 1958 as a gunner's mate on the USS Stockham. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish.

Tom was an avid card player and loved golf, his family and being with friends at Dunkin' Donuts. He died at home surrounded by his family.

Also surviving are his daughters, Kathleen Johnson and husband, Scott; Suzanne O'Neill and husband, John; and Christine Morgan; grandchildren, Brandon and Carissa Morgan, Eric O'Neill and wife, Whitney; and Angela O'Neill; two stepgrandsons, Michael and Steven Johnson; four great-grandchildren, Shawn and Mackenzi Giblin and Chloe and Ayradaiah Morgan; his sisters, Mary Smith and husband, Terry; Pat Klinkiewicz and husband, Paul; and Rita Rouette and husband, Roger; a brother, Jerry Morgan; and many nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Betty Kowalczyk, Bonnie Young and Jeanne Olver; a brother, Jackie Morgan; and a nephew, Bruce Potter Jr.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Magdalen Church, Honesdale. As per his request, cremation will follow with interment in St. John's Cemetery.

Friends may visit on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hessling Funeral Home Inc., 428 Main St., Honesdale.


Published in Scranton Times on May 18, 2014
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