Robert Morgan, Jr.

Obituary of Robert Lee Morgan, Jr.

Robert (Bob) Lee Morgan, Jr. June 2, 1954 – November 16, 2021 Robert (Bob) Lee Morgan, Jr. passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. Bob was born in Atlantic City, NJ and adopted by his loving parents, Dorothy and Robert Lee Morgan, Sr. He grew up in Medford, NJ and attended Shawnee High School, where he proudly wore #42 as a member of the Renegade football team. He attended Gettysburg College and graduated from Rutgers University. Bob started his career working for his father at Morgan Ford (now Medford Ford) then spent 30 years at Subaru of America in a variety of corporate roles of increasing seniority. Bob was a dedicated family man. His world revolved around the love of his life, Jean, who he started dating in high school and then married on January 10, 1976. They were blessed with four children - Jamie (Kevin Beal), Jill (Michael Cerchio), Jodi (Scott Pino), and Robert III (Vivian Turner) - and 9 grandchildren: Skyler, Juliana, Joseph, Aubrey, Summer, Elizabeth, Mason, Robert IV, and Jaxon. Bob loved to travel. When Bob and Jean's kids were young, they spent summers in Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, and took trips to Maine. In the winter, they skied in Vermont and Colorado. As Bob and Jean got older, they traveled more frequently, oftentimes with friends. Their favorite destination was Florida and made several trips each year to Key West and Fort Lauderdale. Bob loved to read plaques and had an uncanny ability to find them everywhere and would happily spend hours stopping to read them to learn all about where he was or what he was looking at. It was through their travels that Bob and Jean discovered North Myrtle Beach and, in 2008, decided to relocate there from Medford, NJ where they raised their family. They built a home in Barefoot Landing and embarked on what would become their most adventurous years. Bob immersed himself in a variety of activities and sports, including golf (he especially loved playing the four courses in Barefoot Landing: Norman, Love, Fazio, and Dye) and pickle ball, and enjoyed upping the ante by making small bets about the game outcomes. He loved to coordinate happy hours and gatherings with friends, relax on the beach, climb the peach tree in the backyard to pick fresh peaches, and drive his golf cart that he proudly decked out in Philadelphia Eagles logos. Bob was the epitome of a social butterfly. He was always talking to and meeting new people, and had an endless circle of friends. While he was regularly engrossed in phone calls or text conversations to keep in touch with everyone in his life, he was also a notorious "butt dialer" and contacted friends even unintentionally. He always had a big smile on his face, a loud and infectious laugh, and warm and welcoming personality that drew everyone close. Bob was an avid sports enthusiast and loved watching and playing games, as well as coaching his children. He loudly rooted for each Philadelphia sports team, as well as the teams his kids and grandkids played on and the schools they attended. Bob loved food. He'd wake up each morning talking about what he'd eat that day. He did most of the cooking for his family and would happily stand outside and grill in all weather. When he went out to eat, he would either get the biggest meal on the menu or every item on the happy hour food menu. Despite his career in the auto industry, Bob wasn't much of a "car guy" but he loved Subarus. It's the only brand of car he and Jean ever drove, and he enjoyed helping family and friends get Subarus, too. When Bob and Jean hosted parties, it was common to see the driveway full of Subarus that his friends and family also drove. In addition to his immediate family, Bob is survived by his adopted sister, Debbie Bruder, as well as his four half-sisters Deirdre Kukucka, Debbie Pall, Danette Alderoty, and Darice Mehl. Bob was excited to meet and get to know his half-sisters and their families during his final year of his life. Bob was genuinely and truly happy with his life and lived it to its fullest. He was proudest of his family whom he loved with all his heart and soul, and was at peace in the end. Details about a service for Bob are pending. Memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice at www.karenannquinlanhospice.org
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