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Sunday, December 23, 2012

St. Louis Aerospace Community Mourns the Passing of Albert J. Morgan, McDonnell Douglas Machinist

(Dignity Memorial photo)
Albert retired from McDonnell Douglas after approx 30 years as an All-Around machinist for aircraft in Building 27. He trained machinists for getting upgraded to the All-Around Classification, and at one time or another he operated every machine from the smallest to the largest, from the most simple to the most complex, in his Department, as well as working in the EC room many years on all contracted programs and special projects.

Albert was given the exclusive task to machine all the miniature Arches for incoming VIP's. He drilled all the holes in the hatches for the first manned spacecraft, also machined the brackets for their fire extinguishers.  When he retired, he was given one of the Arches fixed onto a wooden stand with an inscribed nameplate. Albert took great pride in his work and chose "Quality first above Quantity". He received numerous recognitions for his excellent standard of perfection.

There will be a Military Funeral with Honors. Doing the Honors will be Albert's son-in-law Terry Moorman and friend Joe Cylbalski, both Veterans and employee's of Boeing.

Albert J Morgan: February 5, 1929 - December 21, 2012
Albert J. Morgan passed away on Dec. 21, 2012. he was the beloved father of Richard (Kathy), Thomas (Jean), Roger E, and James Morgan, and Katherine (Terry) Moorman; Dear grandfather of Rebecca, Christine, Thomas Jr., Timothy, Wendy, Amanda, Kelly, Erica, Melissa, Melanie, James Jr., Anastasia, Trinity, Jessica and Kelly; beloved great-grandfather of Haley, McKenzie, Gabrielle, Elijah, Matthew, Eliana, Morgan and Logan.
SERVICES: Funeral Service 9:30 a.m., Mon. Dec. 24, 2012, Alexander-White-Mullen Funeral Home, 11101 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann, Mo. 63074. Visitation at the funeral home 1 p.m. 5 p.m. Sun. Dec. 23.

(Information for this posting provided by Ruth Trammel and Dignity Memorial).

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