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Charlie Morgan, Former Hopatcong High Basketball Star, Dies at 59

O. Charles Morgan, back in the early 1970s, was the first HHS hoops player to score 1,000 points.

Charlie Morgan, remembered by his sister as a 'gentle giant,' was passionate about sports his entire life. Photo courtesy Judy Ann Tobin.
Charlie Morgan, remembered by his sister as a 'gentle giant,' was passionate about sports his entire life. Photo courtesy Judy Ann Tobin.
O. Charles Morgan, a top performer on Hopatcong High School's basketball team in the early 1970s, died Tuesday at Newton Medical Center after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease and cancer, according to his family.

The Kearny native grew up in Hopatcong. He was Hopatcong High School's first 1,000-point scorer in basketball and an all-around excellent athlete, and his interest in sports continued beyond his teen years. A graduate of Trenton State College, Morgan pursued his passion as a coach in the community for his entire life.his whole life.

Morgan is survived by his daughter, Jaimie Lynn Morgan, and the rest of his family: Lynn Morgan, Judith and John Kracht, James and Linda Genaro, Kathy and Irwin Marcus, Judy Ann and Jim Tobin, Janet and Tony Krucinski, John Kracht and Joe and Jo-Anne Kracht, along with five nieces and nephews.

According to his wishes, Morgan's family and friends will celebrate his life on May 10, 2014, the 60th anniversary of his birth. The remembrance will take place at St. Jude's Parish Hall, 40 Maxim Drive in Hopatcong.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, PO Box 4777, New York, N.Y. 10163-4777 or at www.michaeljfox.org.

For further information and to share a fond memory, please visit Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home, which handled arrangements.
Deborah Pierce Finan December 05, 2013 at 07:31 PM
RIP Charlie, you were one of the good ones
michelle December 09, 2013 at 10:49 AM
Rip

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