Age 71, of Upper St Clair, Pa peacefully passed away on February 22, 2021 surrounded by his loving wife and two adoring daughters.
Born in Brookline, Pa to the late Edwin and Alberta Morgan, Dan is survived by his wife of 48 years, Patty Morgan, his two daughters Julie & Lloyd Lane of Upper St Clair, Pa, and Catie & Nathaniel Rasmussen of State College, Pa, and 5 devoted grandsons, William, Maxwell, & Brendan Lane, and Owen & Leo Rasmussen, his siblings John & Pricilla Morgan of Durham, NC, Ray & Suanne Morgan of Charlottesville, NC, Mary Frances Morgan of Mt. Lebanon, Pa, and Mark & Barbara Morgan of Livermore, Ca, as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Dan is preceded in death by his sisters Ann Heilman of Baltimore, Md, Elaine Wiethorn of Mt. Lebanon, Pa, and his brother Dr. Ed Morgan of Morgantown, Wv.
Dan graduated from California University in Industrial Arts Education, and received a masters degree from Duquesne University in Special Education.
Dan wove his education and background into two seemingly disparate careers: igniting a passion in educating special needs children, and wielding his considerable skill in building relationships and networks through decades of dedicated sales work. In his later years, Dan ultimately blended these passions and skills, working to place special needs young adults into jobs throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. Dan was a people-person. As a life-long Pittsburgher it seemed that everywhere Dan went, he knew someone!
Another combined passion for Dan was music and his strong Cathloic faith. For the last 20 years, Dan played guitar and sang in the church choir. As an altar boy, a eucheristic minister, and a choir member, being an active member in his congregation has been an important part of Dan’s faith throughout his life.
Dan had many talents and joys in life: golfing, fly fishing, growing fresh veggies, and he loved to travel. He was funny, witty, caring, his friends called him Mr. Science, he was full of funny one-liners, and always had a way of capturing the moment. He made Patty laugh every single day. Everyone that met Dan thought the world of him because he was so kind and loving.
Dan comes from a very large extended family, and Dan’s family was the most important thing in his life. Perhaps Dan’s greatest joy in life was becoming a grandfather to 5 beautiful grandsons. Aptly named BeBop (after his love of music) his grandsons simply adored him. He’d always open ‘BeBop’s Diner’ as the short order cook to make breakfast for the boys. He not only taught them how to fix things around the house, but he also taught them the art of making good decisions, and the importance of strong and loving family bonds.
Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS. Friends and Family are welcome at 2828 Washington Rd., McMurray, 724-941-3211 on Friday 2PM-6PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday 10AM at Resurrection Parish, St. Thomas More Church, 126 Ft. Couch Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15241.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Achieva, 711 Bingham Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203, www.achieva.info.