STEPHEN M. MORGAN, born May 11, 1945, Died February 22, 2012 in Daytona Beach, FL. Steve graduated from Catholic Central High School, Troy. Steve attended Mater Christi Seminary in Albany and Niagra University. Steve became a Catholic Maryknoll missionary priest in 1972 and served for 25 years. Father Morgan worked with the poor of Davao, Philippines and as coordinator of the Office of Justice and Peace. Father Morgan worked for human rights of imprisoned citizens under the regime of Ferdinand Marcos. Later, in the U.S. Father Morgan worked in Boston, Chicago and Buffalo for Maryknoll vocational development. Mr. Morgan later worked for Merck Pharmaceutical and the Albany County Department of Adult Services until 2006.
Steve leaves behind his loving wife of 10 years, Ruth, step-daughter, Allison Comport and son-in-law, Eric Zubris, and dog, Winston.
In addition brothers, William, Gene, Larry, Bob, Rich, and sisters Connie and, Mary Rofoli; mother-in-law, rosemary Collison and as well as many nieces and nephews, and dear friends. Predeceased father William H. Morgan and mother, Jean Daley Morgan.
Steve was a gifted athlete, a photographer and pilot. Steve traveled around the world and was fluent in several languages. Steve cared for his godmother, Virginia O’Brien for years before she passed. Steve will be remembered for his kind and gentle personality, his selflessness, integrity, and dedication to those less fortunate. He will be missed for his sense of humor. Anyone who knew Steve will remember him as a giant among men with an authentic smile, heart of gold, and love of music and nature.
Donations may be made to Our Lady of Victory Church or the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York.
Memorial Services will be held on 11AM, Friday, May 11, 2012 at Our Lady of Victory Church, Troy, NY
Steve was a peaceful giant. I assumed he spoke Spanish but I didn't know he spoke several languages. I wish I had known he was a pilot. I could have swapped stories with him about my dad.
Steve's illness was a tradgey and I know, Ruth, that you are worn out. I send prayers for gentle healing to you, Allison and Allison's husband.
My heartfelt sympathy to you and your loved ones at this difficult time. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.