James Garrison Morgan, 76, died Sunday, December 10, 2006, at the York Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara (Kauffman) Morgan of York. The cause of death was pulmonary disease and heart failure. Born in York, on April 24, 1930, he was the second son of Theodora (Garrison) and Joseph William Chilton Morgan. Mr. Morgan attended Spry Elementary School, Jackson Street Elementary School, and graduated from York Collegiate Institute-York County Academy as a member of the school’s last graduating class, when it became York Junior College and now, York College of PA. He graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and was commissioned in the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Camp Stewart, Ga., Fort Bliss, Texas, and Fort MacArthur, Calif., before being sent to Korea during the conflict. Upon discharge from active duty, he remained in the U.S. Army Reserves until his retirement in 1990 as Lieutenant Colonel. He was a graduate of The Command and General Staff College of the U.S. Army. In 1980, he was awarded The Meritorious Service Medal with the 2090th USAR School as instructor and course director, establishing the basis for continuing classes in the York area. He was a life member of the Reserve Officers’ Association. Mr. Morgan was employed by the Clarke Mortgage Co. in York and then joined his father at J.W.C. Morgan Real Estate. He and his older brother, Joseph, were principals of the company until they sold the agency which is now Morgan-Collins. He was a past president of the York County Board of Realtors. Appointed to the York County Board of Assessment Appeals, he was named chairman and employed by the County of York. For many years Mr. Morgan represented York Township on the York County Republican Committee, and served as chairman of its Executive Committee. He was elected to two terms as York County Register of Wills. He was also a founder of the Republican Men’s Club (now the Republican Club) of York. In 1991, he and his wife were the directors of York City’s 250th celebration. Mr. Morgan sang with the White Rose Chapter of SPEBSQSA, was a former member of the Lafayette Club, and was a member of the Country Club of York. As a summer resident of Middlesex Beach, Del., he was active in their association where he served on the Board of Directors and was a past president. In addition to his wife, Barbara, he is survived by three children, a son, James Garrison Morgan, Jr. of New Brunswick, N.J., and two daughters, Catheryn Morgan of York and Lyle Morgan Ondayko of Lutherville, Md.; and two grandchildren, grandson, Joseph E. McNeal of New Port Richie, Fla., and granddaughter, Jamie Morgan Ondayko of Lutherville. He leaves two brothers, J.W.C. Morgan, Jr. of York and David Morgan of Phoenixville, Pa., and Harry Strausbaugh of Stewartstown, who grew up in the Morgan household as a brother. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of York, 225 E. Market St., York, with the Rev. Dr. John E. Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens with graveside military rites conducted by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. A visitation will be held Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Gathering Place of the church. The Etzweiler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1111 E. Market St., York, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the York Health Foundation for the York Hospital, 45 Monument Road, Suite 200, York, PA 17403. www.etzweiler.com Published in the York Daily Record & York Dispatch on 12/12/2006.
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