Roy C. ‘Uncle Roy’ Morgan, 80

PHOENIX, NY – Roy C. “Uncle Roy” Morgan, 80, of Elm Street, Phoenix, NY, passed away on Monday September 16, 2013, after a long battle with several cancers.

He was born to the late Freda (Smith) and Wesleyan Morgan on June 17, 1933, in Phoenix, NY.

He was a graduate of Phoenix High School, class of 1951.

Roy C. 'Uncle Roy' Morgan
Roy C. ‘Uncle Roy’ Morgan

He was an army veteran during the Korean Conflict, serving in Germany.

Uncle Roy was a 56-year member of the Enterprise Fire Co., and was honored as a firefighter of the year.

He also was very involved with other fire company related organizations in the area.

Roy was predeceased by his twin brother, Ralph A. Morgan, on Dec. 28, 2010; a sister, Arlene M. Knowlton, on March 24, 2008.

Surviving are his loving wife of 57 years, Ona S. (Wooding) Morgan; his two daughters, Cherie J. (Merton) Shaw and Valerie (Jay) Czyz; four grandchildren, Sara and Jason Czyz and Scott and Karen Harris; one great-grandson, Alexzander Harris; one sister, Nellie Chamberlain; a sister-in-law, Madalyn Morgan; a brother-in-law, Erwin Knowlton; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, with the Rev. Douglas Chamberlain officiating.

Burial will be in Phoenix Rural Cemetery with firefighter honors.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home, 431 Main St.

Contributions may be made in memory of Roy to: Enterprise Fire Co., 469 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135, or to the Special Needs Playground Program, 25 Lock St., Phoenix, NY  13135