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Allen Jerome Morgan

Allen Jerome MORGAN Allen J. Morgan, beloved husband and father, passed away September 12th at Swedish Hospital due to complications from cancer. Allen was born July 16th, 1925 in Seattle. He graduated from Queen Anne High School. He served in the Navy during WW II where he saw action in the South Pacific. On his return, he entered the University of Washington, graduating in 1950. He was president of the Chi Psi Fraternity and was a member of Oval Club, Fir Tree, Varsity Boat Club and Big W. As a coxswain on the 4-oared crew in the 1948 Olympics in London he and his team won a Gold Medal for the United States. In 1981 and again in 2003 he was inducted into the UW Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in rowing. Allen was good humored and charismatic, taking great pride in his family. His last few years were spent in his favorite place - Whidbey Island. He is survived by Joan, his loving wife of 59 years, brother Richard of Yakima, daughters Jeri Anne Reiner (Dan), Julie Morgan, and Jill McKinley (Buz), grandchildren Max, Cassie and Brooke, step grandchildren Tawni and Jamie (John). A Celebration of Life will be held On Sunday, October 16th from 2:00 until 5:00 at Seattle Golf Club in North Seattle. Remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in his name. www.jdrf.org. Please sign our Guest Book at www.legacy.com
Published in The Seattle Times on Oct. 9, 2011
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