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Thomas H. Morgan, World War II vet, engineer

May 14, 1922 – July 29, 2015

Thomas H. Morgan of the Town of Tonawanda, a World War II veteran and engineer, died Wednesday in DeGraff Memorial Hospital, North Tonawanda. He was 93.

Born in Buffalo, he attended local trade schools and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. During his military service, he received training in building airplanes, a skill he would use in the future.

After his discharge from service, he was employed by Western Electric, traveling throughout the state installing central office telephone equipment, and updating and expanding older telephone offices. He left Western Electric in 1951 and was employed by Bell Aerospace for 26 years, where he worked on many projects including the Minuteman missile.

After leaving Bell Aerospace in 1977, he worked as a senior quality assurance engineer for Atlantic Research Corp. in Virginia. He was assigned to many projects including the Stinger, Tomahawk and Multiple Launch Rocket System. He returned to the Buffalo area after retiring in 1986.

Mr. Morgan was a charter member of the World War II Memorial Society, dedicated to helping build the World War II Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C. He also was a charter member of the effort to establish the Niagara Aerospace Museum, now in Niagara Falls. He also was a life member of American Legion Post 1678.

His wife of 41 years, the former Eva Mollosky, died in 1988. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

A gravesite service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at North Ridge Cemetery in Lockport.

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