Claude M. Morgan

On the evening of Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, Claude Morris Morgan, of Ward Township, passed away unexpectedly at his residence. He was 79.

He is survived by his wife, Carol (Higby) Morgan, at home; his former wife, Patricia Stage, of Alba; sisters, Lois Norton, of Forksville and Audrey (Carl) Bedford, of Mehoopany; as well as five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his sons, Robert Dale Morgan and Thomas P. Machmer; daughter, Lynne Y. Machmer; brothers, Desmond, Roland, Donald, and Darwin Morgan; and sisters Myrtie Lee, Lucille Bond, Lenora Mae Avery, Ethlyn Machmer and Alfreda Letts.

Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) of Canton. Service will follow at 6 p.m. with his pastor, Rev. Bonnie Browning and Rev. David Morris officiating.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Canton High School Wrestling Program or the Canton High School Football Program, c/o Canton Area High School, 509 E. Main St., Canton, PA 17724, or the Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 170 N. Minnequa Ave., Canton. (Morse & Kleese)