In the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and thirty-one, Harold Arthur Morgan was a new bundle of joy to his loving parents Hellen and Edwood Morgan. Harold was one of six children and was born in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania. At the age of sixteen, Harold asked his mother Hellen if he could have permission to drop out of high school and enlist in the Armed Forces. Hellen gave her permission, and Harold was soon part of the United States Air Force. Harold was given an honorable discharge from the Air Force on January 22, 1951. Although Harold may not have finished high school, he was a very quick study and he was never afraid of hard work or getting his hands dirty. Harold became a licensed butcher, which he did for a while before moving into the construction. Eventually, Harold became a qualified welder and worked for the Fort Pitt Bridge Works. He worked at the Fort Pitt Bridge Works for several years in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania and was promoted to foreman. Harold would also take a bride during this time but unfortunately, the marriage would not last. Something positive did come from this marriage - the birth of his beautiful daughter Carmen.
Many years later in January of 1979, Harold would meet the woman who became the love of his life. Her name was Corralyne Ponder Parham. Corralyne was living in the East Liberty area of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania with her two sons, Eric who was 14 and Keirston who was 7. Harold knew this was the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with and in just 5 months the they were married. Harold vowed to raise Corralyne’s sons like they were his own, and he was a man true to his word. The family moved to Washington, Pennsylvania where they lived for 4 years until moving to Monroeville, Pennsylvania where he and his wife would spend the rest of their lives together. Harold and Corralyne Morgan would share 40 wonderful years of marriage. They were more than just husband and wife, they were best friends.
Harold Morgan spent his last few days surrounded by family and loved ones at the UPMC East Hospital in Monroeville Pennsylvania, where he transitioned peacefully on September 17th at approximately 7:30 pm.
Harold Arthur Morgan was preceded in death by his parents Hellen and Edwood Morgan; his 3 brothers Eddie, Gene, and Kenny; and his sister Ruth. His legacy and spirit will live on through his 2 sisters Lorraine Hill and Barbra Jefferson; his wife Corralyne Morgan, his daughter Carmen Washington, his sons Eric Morgan Stuart and Keirston Parham and beloved daughter-in-law’s. Harold also leaves to mourn
his 7 great-grandchildren Anjae, Ainslee, Atreyu, Keirah, Lance, Shalawn, Shiyanne.
Those who know and love Harold Morgan, know him as a fighter who never gave up. Hard-working, kind, thoughtful, and inquisitive with a great sense of humor. He was dependable, and the type of person you wanted to know if you got into trouble. He was a good and loving father and a devoted husband. He was loved by friends and family alike, and will be truly missed by those lucky enough to have been touched by his life.
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