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Obituary for John Morgan

August 21, 1937 - December 25, 2020
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 83

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Friend


John Morgan August 21, 1937- December 25, 2020. John was the oldest of 5 children born in Bethlehem, PA. He left Pennsylvania as a teenager and joined the United States Air Force and served in the Korean War and the beginning of the Vietnam War.

He found his wife, Jo Ann Murray, on the beaches of California and they spent 56 years together, 55 married. They lived in Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston, DC, and finally settled outside of Cleveland in Avon Lake, Ohio in 1990. John served 9 years in the Air force, 25 years in the US Army Reserves, and 27 years as a Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration. He left high school before graduation to join the service, but earned his GED and then his Bachelor's in International Relations from California State University in Los Angeles.

John was a life-time member of the VFW, FOP, and in the Honor Guard of the American Legion Post 211.

John was known for his height, but equally recognizable for his big smile and bright blue eyes. His favorite recent pastime was regaling whoever would listen with his past exploits. He was an avid history and political buff, with a minor in the weather. He could always be counted on to eat the most Christmas cookies.

John is survived by his wife, Jo Ann; his children, Patricia (CA), Jennifer (Singapore), John (Bay Village), Julie (San Francisco) & Jake (Chicago); eight grandchildren and his sister, Margaret.

In John's words "If you have blank spots, just make stuff up... But make it glamorous"

Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to the Gary Sinise Foundation for their work with veterans and their families at

Memorial service to be announced at a later date. 440.933.2302

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