George Wilson Morgan III of Raleigh, NC, passed away on June 29, 2013, after a long illness. Born June 23, 1930, in Hartford, CT, he was the son of George W. Morgan, Jr., and Regina Kosinski Morgan. Raised in New York, NY and Tuxedo Park, NY, he attended Northwestern University and worked in the publishing industry with McGraw Hill, Inc. in Chicago and later at The New England Homestead Magazine in Springfield, MA.
While in Chicago he married Jeanette Peterson and had a daughter, Angela Stevenson Morgan. He met his second wife, Ilse (Suhs) Dobbs, and settled in Longmeadow, MA, where they had a daughter, Helen Demuth Morgan. The couple went into the restaurant business, moved to N.H, and became proprietors of hotels and restaurants in Charlestown and Jaffrey, N.H. Subsequently, George pursued a career in sales before settling in Raleigh to be closer to his daughter.
A voracious reader, crossword puzzle aficionado and an artist in his later years, George was known for his quick wit and engaging personality. Surviving are his daughter Helen O’Shaughnessy, her husband, Declan, and granddaughter, Maeve, of Raleigh, NC, step-daughter Lydia Dobbs of Carlsbad, CA, and step-son Gregory Dobbs of Redondo Beach, CA.
He is also survived by his sister, Perry Mickle, of Point Pleasant, NJ, his half-brother, Steven Morgan, and Steven's wife, Mary Ellen Kelly, both of Leverett, MA, and their daughter, Kelly Morgan, of Somerville, MA. Also surviving are his step-sister, Robin Burke, of Mashpee, MA, and his step-brother, Lewis Herzog, of St. Petersburg, FL.