Elmer A. Morgan, 75, retired field technician for NCR, died Oct. 15 in his Pendleton home after a lengthy illness.
Born in Belvidere, N.J., he was a 1946 graduate of Belvidere High School and enjoyed attending many of his class reunions.
He joined the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1946 and served until 1949, during which time it became the U.S. Air Force. He reached the rank of sergeant with the 12th Weather Squadron. He began his 40-year career with National Cash Register in 1954 and eventually was transferred to the company's Buffalo office, where he worked until his retirement in 1994.
Friends will remember Mr. Morgan for his many years playing drums in many drum and bugle corps from New Jersey to Western New York. He also was a member of the Hamburg Kingsmen for more than 20 years. He was an avid sports fan, dating back to his younger years when he excelled in baseball, basketball and football.
Mr. Morgan married Louise Anne Meissner, also from Belvidere, N.J., in 1954. Mrs. Morgan died in November 2001.
Survivors include a son, William of Pendleton; four daughters, Kathleen of Pendleton, Elizabeth Adames of Corning, Wendy Yates of Orlando, Fla., and Bonnie of Depew; a sister, Hazel Lawson of Washington, N.J.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family has planned a private memorial service and burial.