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William Robert (Bob) Morgan

1937 - 2020
William Robert (Bob) Morgan Obituary

William Robert (Bob) Morgan, a lifelong Scranton resident, passed away peacefully at his home in the morning on Monday, Nov. 23. Bob was born on June 23, 1937, in West Scranton, the son of Robert and Mary (Condon) Morgan.

A graduate of West Scranton High School, class of 1955, and Keystone College, class of 1957, with an associate degree in engineering, Bob had the "knack" for all things mechanical and electrical. He had an insatiable desire to understand how things work. He would spend countless hours tinkering with a broken watch or radio to see if he could make it new again, and he wouldn't give up until he knew he had it fixed. Those skills and work ethic were evident to those who worked alongside of him in a distinguished career that spanned 53 years with Gentleman Janitor, American Standard for 17 years, Weil McLain for nine years, and Raypak for 25 years until he retired reluctantly at the age of 73. He was awarded Business Development Manager of the Year for 1992, 1995 and 1996. He struggled with his decision to retire not because of money or notoriety, but because of the friendships and the people he'd be leaving behind. He didn't like goodbyes or the thought of not seeing those that meant the most to him. Bob's greatest passion in life was people, and he had a way about him that earned the trust, respect and awe of those that were fortunate enough to have known him. He had a way with words and the gift of knowing what to say and that made him a captivating, natural leader. When he spoke, people listened.

To Bob, his greatest love and accomplishment was a life built with his wife, Barbara, throughout 62 years of marriage. Together they had three children, Douglas (1959-2017), Bradley (Scranton, Pa.) and Christian (McMurray, Pa.); grandson, Mathew; and granddaughters, Rachel, Sara, Madison, Cailee and Ashlyn. To his wife, kids and grandchildren, Bob was a devoted husband, father, grandfather (pop-pop) and miracle worker. His greatest joy was time spent with family ... coaching his son's baseball or basketball teams or watching their theatrical performances, building train sets together, decorating for the holidays, square dancing with his wife, attending his granddaughter's dance recitals, attending Penn State football games, volunteering for his church and community ... any activity or event that involved family and friends.

Bob is survived by his brother, Thomas, and sister-in-law, Sandy (Lancaster, Pa.); a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Thomas and Judy Woronko (Scranton, Pa.); sister-in-law, Jackie Bunnell (Dalton, Pa.); as well as nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne; and oldest son, Douglas.

To those that knew him, Bob was a kind and caring friend, colleague and mentor. To his family, he was a role model that shaped our lives. He lived his life focused on people. He led by example. He showed us the true meaning of life and value of family and friends. The world lost an amazing human being and he will be missed.

A funeral service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, at St. Ann's Basilica Parish. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.

Arrangements by McGoff-Hughes Funeral Home Inc.

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