gsmcten has passed away

I'm sad to announce that Steven Morgan (gsmcten) has passed away. He was a helpful, kind, and knowledgable member of our community. I'll miss seeing his posts in our forums.

 

Like others here, I was concerned about Steven after he stopped posting, following an illness. About three weeks ago, I tracked down Steven's number and left him a voicemail. I regret that I didn't follow up. Thank you to George for sending me his obituary.

 

Frederick News Post wrote:

Steven L. Morgan, 65, of Severn, MD, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2018, at Cadia Healthcare in Annapolis, MD, from complications due to lung cancer.

He was the son of David “Whitey” Morgan and Gloria A. (Hawker) Morgan of Frederick and Annapolis, MD.

 

Steve served 23 years in the U.S. Navy and after retiring worked as a Technical Writer. He had a great love for music, science fiction and building WWII models. He also collected baseball cards and Apple computers.

He is survived by his sister, Robin, and her husband, Robert Vanskiver of Glen Burnie, MD, as well as numerous cousins. Internment will be private.

 

In lieu of cards of flowers, please make a donation to Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, 750 E. Pratt St., Ste. 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202 with a memo indicating that this is a gift in memory of Steve.

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