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James Morgan

February 16, 1938 ~ August 30, 2022 (age 84)
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James Morgan, of Armlin Hill Road, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady.


Jim was born 84 years ago on February 16, 1938 in Peekskill to Catherine (Rynn) and Daniel Morgan.  After graduating from high school, Jim served in the United States Army from 1958-1960. 


He decided to start as a part-time Police Officer and took a position at Bear Mountain, then to Peekskill for a year before transferring to the Yorktown Police Department.  Jim worked as an Officer, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and finally attained the rank of Police Chief before retiring after 34 years of service.


Jim was a member of the Elks, the Yorktown P.B.A, the NYS Police Conference, the Retired Police Assoc. of NY, a 60-year member of the Verplanck Fire Department, former member of the Garrison and Associate member of the West Fulton Fire Departments.  Jim truly loved serving and helping others. He managed the Yorktown Police Dept. sponsored Little League for many years and donated blood to the Red Cross for over 15 years.


Retiring to the solace of the country, Jim enjoyed groundskeeping at Briar Creek Golf Course in Princetown, served as a Councilman for the Town of Fulton for 12 years and rarely missed morning coffee, local news, sharing his thoughts and breakfast with his friends at the round table at Mrs. K’s Kitchen in Middleburgh.  Jim’s laughter, humor, knowledge and dedicated service are his legacy and will be missed by all who knew him.


Loving him forever are his wife: JoAnn Morgan of Middleburgh, whom he married in 1960; his son: James D. (Kerry) Morgan; grandchildren: Amanda Morgan and Hunter Morgan; many nieces and nephews and his faithful, rescued companion, “Murphy.”  Jim was predeceased by his sisters: Mary Ellen, Loretta, Margaret, Mildred, Kay, Jane; and his brothers: Charles, Danny, John, and Joseph.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00AM on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 11th Street, Verplanck.  Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Verplanck. Visitation with Jim’s family will be from 3-5:00PM on Monday, September 5, 2022 at Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC, 134 River Street, Middleburgh. 


Memorial donations in his honor may be sent to the West Fulton Fire Dept., PO Box 42, West Fulton, NY 12194 or to a charity of choice.


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September 5, 2022

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC
134 River Street
Middleburgh, NY 12122

Mass of Christian Burial
September 6, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
240 11th Street
Verplanck, NY 10596


West Fulton Fire Dept.
PO Box 42, West Fulton NY 12194

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