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Norma E. Morgan

d. September 9, 2009

Norma E. Morgan, 87, of Roscoe, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, surrounded by her family. She was born June 7, 1922, in Elco, a daughter of the late Fred and Mabel Crow Bryden. She was a Methodist by faith, a member of the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Mt. Zion Shrine No. 16 and a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star. During World War II, she was employed at Irvin Works and later was employed by Corning Glass for over 40 years. Norma served as former president of the Gallivanter's Club sponsored by the WMCA, and had the unique honor of receiving the Double Eagle Pin Award for being the first mother in the Mon Valley for having two sons attaining the rank of Eagle Scout at the same time. Norma is survived by her sons, James William Morgan, Jr. of Roscoe, and Terry B. Morgan and wife Bonnie of Long Branch; grandchildren, Geri Hoak and husband John of Long Branch, James W. Morgan III of Roscoe, Lori Grootwassink and husband Dave of Safety Harbor, Fla., Russell A. Morgan and wife Bobbie Jo of Monessen, James W. Fisher of Los Angeles, Sherry Bisinger and husband Doug of Plain City, OH, Dawna Fisher of Pittsburgh, and Kimberly Morgan (Scott Lowers) of Pittsburgh; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Fred Bryden and wife Meriam of Wisconsin; a sister, Ella Lee Coker of Charleroi; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James William Morgan, Sr. on Sept. 1, 1990, a sister, Nancy Baciak; and a brother, Robert Bryden. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Melenyzer-DuBarr Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Inc., 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe, where a funeral service will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ernest DeLuca officiating. Interment will follow in Howe Cemetery, Coal Center. The Order of Eastern Star will hold their service Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

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