Edward Bothwell Morgan was born in Tucson, AZ on August 6, 1931 to Edward and Evelyn Morgan. The family moved to California, stopping in Columbia where his father worked as a mining engineer. His father died of black lung disease when Ed was six. His mother, Ed and older brother, Buddy “Red” Morgan moved to Albany, CA. Ed attended school in the Oakland School District and graduated from McClymonds High School in June 1948. He joined the Army in 1948 and was stationed in Germany where he met his future wife Helga. He returned to the United States and started working at the Alameda Naval Air Station. Ed established himself early in his work career as he worked his way up the ladder from a Helper General, Journeyman, Supervisor, General Foreman and finally Superintendent. Ed’s career spanned 40 years in supporting the Airborne Navy and its mission to protect our Country. Thirty-four years ago, Ed met Nancy, who later became his wife. After Ed’s retirement from the Alameda Naval Air Rework Depot, he wanted something to do to fill his free time. Ed and Nancy started a business and called it Morgan Electric & Lighting in Danville. The business allowed Ed and Nancy to look for a retirement community, and they moved to Magalia. They continued their electrical business for several years here on the ridge.
He was preceded in death by his brother “Red” and sister Gladys.
Ed is survived by his wife Nancy of 25 years, his two children from his first marriage, son Edward C. Morgan and daughter Heidi Lisa Morgan; his grandchildren; Donnie Henriques, James and Melissa Morgan.
Ed belonged to the Alameda Superintendent’s Association, Elks, Moose Lodge, Eagles, VFW and AMVETS. He was Past President of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) and he was a proud Social Member of the Sons of Italy in Paradise. When Ed played good Bocce Ball, his name became Edwardo Morganinni! He will be remembered for having never met a stranger.