Confluence

Raymond Francis Morgan, 90, of Confluence, passed away Monday, July 15, 2019, at the VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He was born June 4, 1929, in Pittsburgh, a son of John and Catherine Katula Morgan. His parents and wife, Alice Smith Morgan, preceded him in death.

He is survived by daughters Theresa Uphold and husband Timothy of Confluence, and Allison Zdelar and husband Mark of Virginia Beach, Va.; grandchildren Brandy Uphold, Timothy Uphold Jr., Mark Zdelar Jr. and Christine Zdelar; great-grandchildren Morgan, Alaina and Elijah Griffith, Timothy III, Madison, Malea, Cameron and Cali Uphold, and Weylan Zdelar; a brother, John of Massachusetts; and sisters Rosemary of California and June of Florida.

Ray was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and a Korean and Vietnam War veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1952 and the Air Force in 1968. Following his military retirement, he worked as a welder at the Dravo Shipyard in Pittsburgh and at Bethlehem Steel in Johnstown. He later spent 10 years with Mercy Ships traveling to distant parts of the world as a missionary.

He was a member of Confluence Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7250, Ursina American Legion Post 946 and the Turkeyfoot Fish and Game Association. He was once a member of the Confluence Church of the Nazarene, but also attended many area churches.

Ray was a good father, grandfather and father-in-law. He loved his family above all else and has today a place in heaven.

There will be no viewing or visitation. Burial will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by Humbert Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Confluence. Condolences may be left for the family at www.humbertfuneralhome.com.

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