Raymond W. Morgan
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Raymond W. Morgan, 86, of Church St., passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at his home. He was born March 21, 1925, in Waterville, a son of Winfred and Anna Whalen Morgan, and was educated in Waterville schools. Ray joined the U.S. Army in 1946, near the end of World War II, and was discharged in 1947. He rejoined the Army in 1949 and served in the Korean Conflict until 1952. On December 29, 1951, he was united in marriage to Josephine Jennings in St. Bernards Church, Waterville. Theirs was a loving union of 51 years until she predeceased him on February 25, 2003. Ray was a machinist at Kelsey-Hayes until his retirement in 1985. His favorite past time was tinkering with and restoring old Wheel Horse tractors. He was a member of St. Bernards Church. Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Mark Button, of Hubbardsville; grandchildren, Briana Button, of Rome, and Brice Button, of Hubbardsville; a sister, Margaret Morgan, of Waterville; a brother-in-law and his wife, James and Midge Jennings, of Brookfield; his close friends, Ray Whitford, of Brookfield, and Bill and Jean Bender; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by twin children, Barry, in 1973, and Betty Anne, in 1998; a sister, Anna Tarbox; and two brothers, Harold and John Morgan. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 18, 2011, from the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville, followed by interment in the Brookfield Rural Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday from Noon until 2 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a contribution in his memory to the Brookfield Fire Department, Brookfield, NY 13314 or to St. Bernards Church Building Fund, 199 Stafford Ave., Waterville, NY 13480. To send a condolence, or sign the Book of Memories online, go to: www.klosternorthropbentz.com
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Apr. 16, 2011