First Posted: 8/13/2008
Richard G. Morgan, of Chinchilla, died Monday, August 11, in the V.N.A. Hospice Unit at Community Medical center, Scranton, after a courageous battle with lymphoma. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Frances Schack Morgan, who died in 1978.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Thomas and Doris Higham Morgan, he was a lifelong resident of the Abington area. He was educated in Clarks Summit schools. He graduated in 1948 and then attended Lackawanna Jr. College. He served his country in the Air Force for four years, serving in Panama, Puerto Rico, Cheyenne Wyoming, and Aberline Texas. Upon returning home he was employed as an Accountant and Personnel Department Manager for the Scranton Lace Co. for over 40 years.
He was a strong and gentle man of few words who will be admired and remembered forever in the hearts of his friends and family for his honor and dedication. He kept his family and children all together after the untimely passing of his wife Frances. He has been a longtime sportsman and has enjoyed hunting with his sons and training field trail dogs. He was an active member and officer of the Southern Tier Beagle Club for 15 years. Since his retirement from the Scranton Lace Co. in 1995, he has enjoyed baseball and football and traveled on many trips across the country to hunt in the mountains of Colorado. He has been enjoying his grandchildren and relaxing at home and playing with his beagles, Tim and Josh. Surviving are three daughters, Amy Morgan, Chinchilla; Susan Heiner, Clark Co. and Karen Suchniak, Jessup; two sons John Morgan, Pittsburgh and David Morgan, Scranton, eight grandchildren, Laura, Jessica, Emily, Kaitlyn, Kyle, Brian, Amanda, and David Jr., three great- grandchildren, Peyton, Braden and Brayden, many nieces, nephews and cousins, and long time companion Eva Foss, N. Scranton.
A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, August 14 at 11 a.m. from the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St. Clarks Summit, with services by Ken Knelly. Interment will be at Abington Hills Cemetery. Friend may call Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of service. For directions or to sign the online guest book, go to