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David Robert Morgan

June 20, 1946 ~ May 4, 2020 (age 73)



David Robert Morgan passed away Monday May 4, 2020, succumbing to a three year battle with urothelial cancer.                       

David was born June 20, 1946, in Cleveland, Ohio.  He grew up in Euclid, Ohio and lived and raised his family in Brecksville, Ohio for 38 years. He moved to enjoy the warm and sunny active adult retirement community of Sun City Hilton Head, SC in May 2015.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Joan Lever and Harry Thomas Morgan, his aunt and uncle, Wilma Smith and William Morgan and cousin Marsha Brock (husband Rob). He is survived by his family who loved him dearly, including his wife Marlene, daughters Meredith and Lindsay, sons-in-law Michael Rutledge and Omar Shams and precious grandson Maxwell. Surviving cousins Marlene and Michelle Morgan reside in Kent & Gahanna, Ohio, respectively.

A graduate of the Euclid public schools, David attended The Ohio State University.  He then joined the US Navy to serve a tour of duty aboard the USS Ticonderoga during the Viet Nam War.  Afterward, he completed coursework at Cleveland State University and Bowling Green State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Education and Social Studies.

David taught at both the Euclid Public Schools and Telshe Yeshiva High School in Wickliffe, Ohio.  He left teaching for what became an over 30 year career with the Cuyahoga County Welfare Department.  At various points in his career there, he served as a personnel/HR manager within the Public Assistance, Family & Children's Services and Adult Services sectors of the agency, as well as the Cuyahoga County Nursing home.  He was always the consummate professional.  Retiring from public service, David established yet a third career with General Electric as a regional manager for Northeast Ohio appliance sales within GE's Consumer and Industrial Division. His skill, determination, and dedication brought him recognition for outstanding success in appliance sales in the region in the face of a recession.

David loved his family, especially his daughters and grandson. He loved that he was able to retire to and spend close to five years in the warm and sunny climate of South Carolina, regularly inviting his family to join him.  He had spent his lifetime staying physically fit and active. In Sun City he nurtured a love of tennis, outings to the beach, workouts at the gym, and social events with neighbors and tennis buddies who would become dear friends to both him and Marlene. He was a well-read American history buff, keenly interested in the Civil War and politics.  But for the last few months, he was able to live a full and rewarding life.

Arrangements are being handled by Sauls Funeral Home, 90 Simmonsville Rd., Bluffton, SC.  Family will meet there Saturday, May 16th for an outdoor service of celebration of David's life. Interment with military honors will follow at a later date at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, Ohio.  Memorial contributions to MUSC Hollings Cancer Center,  (hollingscancercenter. org), or to All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head lsland, SC, from those wishing to, are suggested.

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