|Birth: ||Mar. 14, 1946|
|Death: ||Oct. 27, 1999|
Memorial services for Albert Hugh "Skip" Morgan II, 53, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rialto Congregational Church. He was found dead Wednesday of heart disease at his Riverside home.
Inurnment will be in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego.
Stanley L. Dickey Mortuary in Fontana is handling arrangements.
Mr. Morgan, who was born in San Bernardino, lived in Riverside almost 20 years. He grew up in Rialto and also lived for awhile in Snow Creek Village near Palm Springs. He was a reporter for The Press-Enterprise from 1980 until his death.
He worked in the paper's Corona and Palm Springs bureaus, but spent most of his career based in Riverside, where he covered health issues and Riverside County government. At the time of his death, he was the night general assignment reporter in Riverside.
He graduated from Eisenhower High School in Rialto. He attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., then graduated with a degree in journalism from San Diego State University.
Mr. Morgan was a volunteer instructor at the San Diego Multi-Cultural Journalism Workshop for high-school journalists for the past three summers.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1968 and covered combat action in Vietnam as a correspondent for Stars and Stripes from 1969 until 1972. He worked for four other Southern California newspapers before he joined The Press-Enterprise.
He is survived by his mother, Dorothy of San Diego; a brother, Gregory of Fallbrook; three aunts, Virginia Lindsley of San Bernardino, Grace Dickey of Fontana and Jean Randall of Rialto; two uncles, Merton Smith of Tucson, Ariz., and Stanley Dickey of Fontana; two nephews and his companion of 10 years, Veronique Moser.
A scholarship fund in his name has been established to recognize achievements of participants in the San Diego journalism workshop. Contributions may be sent to the Skip Morgan Memorial Scholarship Fund, Account No. 21005, in care of the Printing and Publishing Employees Credit Union, P.O. Box 1505, Riverside, 92502.
Note: Sgt, US Army - Vietnam
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego County
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