Roy Morgan, 94, WWI Navy Vet
Services for Roy Morgan, 94, of Cedar Grove, who served in the Navy during World War I after seeing action during the Mexican Campaign, will be held at 10 A.M. tomorrow in the Calvary Lutheran Church, Verona. Arrangements are by the Prout Funeral Home, Verona.
Mr. Morgan died Tuesday in Mountainside Hospital, Glen Ridge.
He was a mechanic for General Motors in Newark for 30 years, retiring in 1968. He then was a crossing guard in Cedar Grove for several years.
Mr. Morgan was a member of an American expeditionary force, commanded by General John J. Pershing, which pursued Pancho Villa into Mexico in 1916. He then joined the Navy to serve in World War I.
He was a member of the Caldwell Post 185 of the American Legion, the West Essex Lodge 59 of the F & AM and the Senior Citizen Bowling League of Paterson.
Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, he lived in the Oranges before moving to Cedar Grove in 1945.
Surviving are a brother, James Williams, and two sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Byrd and Mrs. Bessie Strain.
Roy Morgan is not buried where his wife, Helen Benz Morgan, and daughter, Gladys, are buried because at the time of his death, Woodlawn Cemetery, in Newark, N. J., was no longer assessable due of lack of care. Helen is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lot 232, Section R, Grave #1. Gladys is buried beside her mother in grave #4.
Helen Benz Morgan
1902–1970 (m. 1928)
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