A scion of the University family whose most generous gift created Firestone Library, Morgan died at his home in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, Jan. 13, 2009.
Morgan’s father was Russell ’24, and his uncles were Harvey S. ’20, Leonard K. ’31, Raymond C. ’33, and Roger S. ’35. Peter Ross, who belonged to Cap and Gown with Morgan and was a roommate senior year, remembers him as quiet and unassuming, one who wore his name humbly and could fit in well with any group.
Following graduation and two years in the Army, he started as a salesman at Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. and in time pursued other interests. We wish he had maintained contact with the class over the years but are appreciative of Toronto resident Bill Berghuis ’54’s help and information. Morgan became a Canadian citizen in the 1970s, continued his mother’s interest in horse racing, and was an entrepreneur. He championed numerous philanthropic causes such as the Firestone Institute of Respiratory Health, a testimony to his belief that much was expected from those who had been given much.
Our sincere sympathy goes to Morgan’s wife, Julie; and their children, Amy Goodrich, David, Jeff, Debby, and Cindy.