MORGAN, Rick
DECEASED
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Rick Morgan, 62, of Erie, Pa., and formerly of Corry, died on Saturday, September 19, 2015, at his residence. He was born on April 30, 1953, in Corry, Pa., a son of Holland "Sonny" Morgan of Erie, Pa., and the late Joan L. Tillotson Morgan Rick was raised and educated in Corry, graduating from Corry Area High School in 1971. He then attended Edinboro University where he received his Bachelor's Degree in English in 1975. Over the years, he was co-owner of Ricky's Place in Corry, had worked at Corry Manufacturing Company and then for Corry Publishing. He had been self-employed since 2002 as owner, editor and writer of RMG Enterprises in Erie, which publishes SCANDCR Newsletter. Rick enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially at his camp in Cook's Forest. He was always a fan of the Beatles, in addition to listening to their music and collecting memorabilia, they had a great influence on his music career. Rick bought his first guitar at age 8 and played in his first band at age 10. Over the years, he played in several bands, including Freeway, Rumors and Revolving Door. In addition to his mother, Rick was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Willard and Katherine Pollack Tillotson; paternal grandmother Cleo Dougherty Morgan; and his paternal great-grandfather D. O. Dougherty. Rick is survived by his father; his wife Dorothy K. "Dottie" Baressi Morgan, whom he married on June 9, 1995 in Corry; a daughter Mandy Graves and her husband Jake of Erie, Pa.; a son Michael Morgan and his wife Chanda of Charlotte, N.C.; two stepdaughters Jacque Hill and her companion Kelly Cox of Corry, Pa., and Jessica Hill of Corry, Pa.; a stepson Jimmy Hill and his companion Jana Christensen of Columbus, Pa.; two sisters Valerie Anderson and her husband Carl of Erie, Pa., and Joni Kubiak and her husband Dennis of York, Pa.; a brother Ron Morgan of New Jersey; and a close friend Tim Lee, who donated a kidney to Rick over 17 years ago. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren Quinn Morgan, Mason Graves, Ruthie, Lily and Garrett Light, Lennon and Jesse Hill, Alli Morgan, Addison Rowland, Taylor and Cameron Collins and Kole Christensen. Several aunts, uncles, cousins and many nieces and nephews also survive. There will be no visiting hours. A celebration of life gathering will be held at VFW Post # 264, 1151 Mead Ave., Corry, Pa., on Saturday, September 26, 2015, from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Arrangements are under the care of the Bracken Funeral Home, Inc., 315 N. Center St., Corry, Pa. Memorials may be made to Corry Ambulance Service or Emergycare, both at 1701 Sassafras St., Erie, PA 16502. To sign the guest book or send condolences, please visit www.brackenfh.com. Sign the Guestbook at www.GoErie.com/obits