Chad Robert Morgan |

Chad Robert Morgan

Chad Robert Morgan, 45, of New Castle, CO (formerly of Rockwood, PA) passed away Monday, April 7, at 12:18 p.m. at his home with his wife and children by his side. He is survived by his wife Molly Anne Morgan and three children Jacob Thomas, Kara Anne and Emma Catherine; his parents, Robert Lee Morgan Jr. and Karen Diane Gerhard Morgan of Rockwood, PA; his sister Rhonda Lee Morgan (Brandon Reaser) and nieces and nephews Morgan and Spencer Ruoff, Madison and Liam McCarthy of Lexington Park, MD; his Uncle Jeffrey and Aunt Doris Morgan; his Uncle Harold and Aunt Linda Gerhard; his Uncle Gregory and Aunt Gloria Gerhard; and his Uncle Dick Harah.

He was a beacon of strength and stamina as he battled melanoma cancer for over 5 years and was an inspiration to those who knew and loved him. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved every minute he could spend in the mountains. Chad served honorably in the US Air Force and worked as a Maintenance Manager for Jet Aviation in Rifle, Colorado. He lived life to the fullest and found happiness and joy surrounded by the “unparalleled beauty” of his family and the wilderness of Colorado.

There will be a mass held in his honor this Wednesday, April 9, at 1 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Glenwood Springs, CO, followed by a celebration of Chad’s life at the Morgan household that evening from 4-8 p.m. There will also be a memorial service held at the Messiah Lutheran Church in New Centerville, PA, at a date to be determined.

Please contribute to melanoma research, directly in Chad’s honor, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he received such excellent care (Stay Out of the Sun Foundation; 5315 Nicklaus Dr. NW; Rochester, MN 55901).

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