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Daniel T. Morgan 1949-2021

McDONALD — Daniel T. Morgan, 71, of McDonald, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021, in his home, after a yearlong battle with esophageal cancer.

He was born Nov. 4, 1949, in East Liverpool, the son of John E. and June P. Schmelzenbach Morgan.

He graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1967 and was a 1975 graduate of the Youngstown State University Dana School of Music, where he was a member of both the marching band and jazz band.

Dan was a guitarist from the time he was 14 and played in bands for more than 40 years. He was a guitar teacher and piano tuner.

He worked for the U.S. Postal Service, where he was a mail carrier and later worked in building maintenance, retiring in 2015.

Dan was a member of Niles Presbyterian Church, where he served as elder and deacon.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy Mountjoy Morgan, having just celebrated their 47th anniversary; his children, Matthew (Tricia) Morgan of Girard and Katie (Matthew) Brake of Milan, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Lennon and Zachary Morgan, and Duncan and Phoebe Brake, the absolute joys of his life. He also is survived by his brother, Dave Morgan of East Liverpool; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Rich and Anne Mountjoy of Sparta, N.J.; two nieces; one nephew; two great-nephews; and numerous cousins.

Preceding him in death were his parents and grandparents, John and Maude Morgan and Frank and Clara Schmelzenbach; and an infant brother, Joseph Morgan.

The family will receive relatives and friends 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2021, at Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard.

A private memorial service will be held for the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the YSU Dana School of Music, 655 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH 44502 in Dan Morgan’s name.

Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any expressions of sympathy or fond memories you may have of Dan to his family.

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