The Rev. Morgan Sylvester Haney, 88, formerly of Bowmanstown, Allentown and Topton, died Saturday, Dec. 8, in The Phoebe Home, Allentown. He was the husband of Joanne Ruth Rehrig Thomas Haney of Allentown. They were married for 58 years this past Sept. 11.
Born in Pleasant Valley, Bucks County, he was a son of the late Jacob Lloyd and Mae (Strawsnyder) Haney.
He received a bachelor of science degree and a master of divinity degree from Muhlenberg College, Allentown.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II
, having served as a radar operator 3rd class aboard the Naval Destroyer USS Albert W. Grant.
A pastor of the United Church of Christ Southeastern Conference for 50 years, Rev. Haney was a member of Ben Salem UCC, Lehighton, and served fulltime as a pastor at Trinity Great Swamp, Spinnerstown, and Chestnut Hill UCC, Coopersburg, while providing ministry at the same time.
He also served at Centenary Reformed UCC, Winchester, Va., and Christ UCC, Topton.
Surviving in addition to his widow are three sons, Morgan S. "Buddy" Jr., and his wife, Linda, of Laurys Station, Thomas B., and his wife, Tina, of Harleysville, and Patrick K., and his wife, Patricia, of Northampton; a daughter, Pamela M., wife of Brian Bath of Laurys Station; a sister, Katherine Lord of Marcos Island, Fla.; 11 grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Service:
Celebration of Life service will be announced this week. Contributions in his name may be made to The Phoebe-Devitt Homes, 1925 W. Turner St., Allentown, Pa. 18104. Arrangements by Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Fourth and Iron streets, Lehighton. Online condolences can be offered at ww.ovsakfh.com