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Robert S. Morgan


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Robert S. Morgan Obituary
ROBERT S. MORGAN Born September 6, 1946 - Died June 20, 2013 Robert S. Morgan of Norco passed away suddenly of complications resulting from a brain aneurysm, early in the morning of June 20. Born in Livonia, Michigan to Robert and Agnes Morgan. When Morgan was seven, the family moved to California, settling in Huntington Park, where he attended St. Mathias Parochial School, then Mount Carmel High School in South Central Los Angeles, graduating in 1964. Growing up in Huntington Park, Morgan starred in little league and Babe Ruth League baseball, and in his teen years founded The Vindicators car club with a number of his friends, where his prized red '56 Corvette was a centerpiece. He attended East Los Angeles College, and graduated from Cal State Los Angeles, with degrees in Recreation and Business Administration. He married Mary Pepin of South Gate, California, and while living in South Gate, they had their first daughter, Catherine. Morgan also began his professional career, working for the Boy Scouts of America where he excelled in raising funds for the organization. They relocated to the city of Cerritos, where they added a second daughter, Elizabeth, and Morgan pursued a career in real estate - which he continued to do throughout his life - and developed a property management company. He also went on to teach numerous classes in Business and Recreation at Compton Community College, and served as coach for several of the athletic programs. He eventually rose to Dean of the college, a position he would hold for more than twenty years. In the eighties, the family resettled in Norco. Morgan continued his entrepreneurial endeavors, and played an active role in many civic improvements, including the installation of traffic signals, stop signs and speed-control bumps along neighborhood thoroughfares, and the establishment of Norco College. Morgan enjoyed entertaining and extended a warm, friendly welcome to all persons. A favorite pastime for Morgan was gambling junkets to Las Vegas, where he was a welcome guest at several casino resorts, mostly playing slot video poker machines. He is survived by his wife, Mary of Norco, and two daughters, Catherine Backman and Elizabeth Eyer, both of Riverside, and four grandchildren, Ryden, Ella, Carter and Linkon, as well as a brother, Randy Morgan of Monrovia, and two cousins, Jerry Hudock of Riverside, and Joyner Jadek of Detroit, Michigan. While he remains forever in the hearts and minds of all those who knew and loved him, with the passing of Bob Morgan, a great light has been taken from our lives.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 27, 2013
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