John
John "Jay" Morgan November 22, 1947 - October 18, 2005 Jay passed away on October 18, 2005 from diabetic complications. Born in Mobile, Alabama, Jay will be missed by daughter Anjeanette "A.J." Morgan, siblings: Margaret, Palma, James Jr., Rosemarie, Kathleen, Michael and Patrick as well as many relatives, friends and co-workers. Jay graduated from West High school in 1965, received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1969 where he proudly served two tours of duty in The Vietnam War. He graduated El Camino College and worked at Ball Corp. for over 20 years. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents James Sr. and Ann Morgan in 2002. Memorial services will be held on Torrance Beach below the parking lot of Miramar Park at 201 Paseo Del La Playa in Torrance at 12 Noon. A party in his honor will be held at 5021 Cathann St., Torrance, CA 90503 at 2:00 P.M.

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  1. hey uncle jay, its mooser. i miss you so much. i woke up last sunday and was going to call you to see if we were going to go out to breakfast, then i remembered that your not here anymore. it is really hard knowing that i am never going to hear your voice again. you were another father to me.thank you for all the fatherly advice!! you had a big part in making me the person that i am today. i miss you. i have called your phone soo many times just to hear your voice. i dont know what i am going to do now, now that your phone is turned off. i guess pictures and memories will just have to do. i have so many of them. p.j. is getting so big. you would really be calling him moose jr. now. i’ll see you again some day. i love you!! mooser ann

  2. Dearest Uncle Jay, “Howdy Howdy”! Why oh why do those words keep playing through my mind? I like to believe it’s because you’re still here with us; in our hearts and always on our minds. I have so many things to thank you for. But most importantly, thank you for being “Uncle Jay” to me, my children, and my grandchildren. Rest in peace you Gentle Giant. With all my love, Nene and Family

  3. Affectionately knew Jay as Brutus, when he started in the early 80s then working for Reynolds in Torrance. I worked nights with Jay for years, and consider myself fortunate to be able to call Jay my friend.. DJ

  4. Father God Our Creator of this universe blessed my life with a foot into heaven when we met. I married the best man on earth! And our Lord also blessed us again with Anjeanette R. Morgan. THANK YOU

  5. Uncle Jay… No one will ever be able to fill your place on this earth! Your were an amazing uncle to all of us kids! Your sense of humor never seemed to get old…and you constantly held us all on pedastals. We can never forget all the stories we shared! You were and still are an amazing man, friend, uncle, dad, brother, son, cousin, you name it! I still sit back and think I’m going to see you when I come down…and I know one day I will again! I miss you so much its hard to even crack a joke without thinking of your thumb jokes! I love you more than words can ever express and I think we are all lost without you! You will forever be in my heart as well as Jordans! I love and miss you bunches!! Brandy aka pumpkin!!!

  6. dear uncle jay, hey you. its mooser. i still cant believe that you are gone. you have given me soo many wonderful memories. thank you. it makes me really happy knowing that you got to meet my son.he is going to grow up knowing what a wonderful man his uncle jay was.i’ll keep calling him moose jr. for you.there are so many movies that i am going to have to go see and tell you about. well, i know you are in a better place now. you are with your family and friends. oh ya, and misty too. i bet she is happy to see you again! i love you soo much. not a day is going to go by that i dont think of you. you are always going to be in my heart. so “howdy howdy” and i’ll be seein ya.R.I.P. love always and forever your little mooser ann.

  7. It is said that if you have one friend in a lifetime, you are truely blessed. I had one friend FOR a lifetime! And I was truely blessed. And I am thankful that for, 30 years, I told him at every opportunity that he was “my best friend in the whole world”. I am honored that the picture chosen for his memory is of him holding my Great Grandson, Matthew, at our mandatory Sunday Breakfast. He and I started that tradition, knowing that if we couldn’t connect during any other time, we would catch up on Sunday. What fun we had, me and my best friend in the whole world!

  8. JY,my brother! I think back on our friendship of almost forty years, the laughs, adventures and the shared moments, and I can not help but smile and laugh. What times we had! I also remember your loyalty and devotion you felt to all your family and friends. A better friend I could not have had. But you left too soon, we had not finished the game. I will miss you! KJ

  9. Jay I still cant believe your gone. I’ll never forget fishing together with you, Willie, Charlie, Cotton, and Janet, those were some of the best times i’ve ever had. Thanks for helping me at Ball, teaching me the bodymakers, but most of all thanks for being my Friend. Your work here is done Bruti, God wanted you home. See you again one day.

  10. AJ WE WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR DAD. ITS NOT BEEN THAT LONG AGO THAT WE BOTH LOST PARENTS SO WE KNOW HOW HARD IT CAN BE. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME. I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO MAKE CONTACT WITH TAMMY BUT I DID LEAVE HER A VOICE MAIL. LOVE, THE ARMSTRONGS

  11. Jay- You were always kind to me, always respected me and always impressed with me. I never told you how much that meant coming from a “big brut” like you! I will never forget our river trip & how you were so proud of me when I got “smashed” at Road Runner. Thank you for being such a wonderful father to Anjeanette. I will miss you forever. Love, Karen

  12. Family & Friends of JY, We have ALL lost a great American, brother, and friend. I will always treasure my deep friendship (brotherhood) with JY. Blind Andy

  13. Hi, my name is Linda (blanco) garlinghouse. I just received this information about your dad from my daughter. I’m so very sorry. I knew your father for many years and we were very good friends. He was a great man and we use to take his dog Misty out for long walks, and spent many many hours talking and laughing. I moved to Arizon and unfortunately we lost touch, but I have never forgot what a great friend and person he always was. I will never forget him.

  14. Family & Friends of JY, We have ALL lost a great American, brother, and friend. I will always treasure my deep friendship (brotherhood) with JY. Blind Andy

  15. Hi, my name is Linda (blanco) garlinghouse. I just received this information about your dad from my daughter. I’m so very sorry. I knew your father for many years and we were very good friends. He was a great man and we use to take his dog Misty out for long walks, and spent many many hours talking and laughing. I moved to Arizon and unfortunately we lost touch, but I have never forgot what a great friend and person he always was. I will always treasure the time we had together, will love and never, ever forget you. Someday I’m sure, we will walk, talk and laugh together again. Until then my beautiful frind, just know I Love and miss you.

  16. To all of Jay’s family, I send my deepest condolences. You have lost a father and brother. We all have lost a good man and a better friend. He will be missed by all of us. As Ken said, Jay left us much too soon, with still much to do. Was proud to be a friend of Jay.

  17. Dear Uncle Jay, You will always be in my heart and I will miss you until the day I join you in Heaven. I hope you know how much you are missed down here. The world just is not right with out you in it. Be a good angel and watch over us all. in your own words. . . “ill see ya when I see ya” <3

  18. I met “Jay”, when he started dating my sister. Me, my brother, and my Dad really took to him. We were excited when he and my sister Pam were getting married, because we were getting him as our brother-in-law, and Pam was getting a good man for a husband. . We were also getting a larger family, the Morgan’s, so what more could you ask for. Over the years, there have been lots of gatherings (either talent shows, birthdays, graduations for Anjeanette, or for another reason to gather). I would always would try to hang with Jay. He was always funny, either he would make a comment then smile at something that occurred, or he’d have a new joke or story. At one gathering, when his hair was real long and he had a full beard, I told him he looked like “Jesus”, yet he said that to some people, he might look like a Terrorist, then we both laughed together. He always made an effort to find humor, or get people to laugh. I cannot believe he’s gone, he leaves such a void.

  19. Dear Morgan Family: We lived right around the corner from you on Elmo Avenue. I remember the Morgan Family real well and I was so sorry to hear of Jay’s passing. I use to do Warriorville (alumni web site for West High). My deepest condolences to all of you. Sincerely, Kathy Fawley-Frankforter

  20. Uncle Jay, its been a couple weeks and i still cant imagine u being gone. i know that we were apart for a long time, and i regret that every second of my life. you were the nicest, most loving, and funniest man i’ve ever come to know and love dearly. i know i came in this world being afraid of you, now im afraid to live without you. I am honored to call you family, and i know everybody else feels like that too. i know you are watching down on me with Misty, and i hope your smiling, and proud. i love you very much uncle Jay. and i will see you in Heaven. you will always be in my mind and heart. so “i’ll see ya when i see ya!” love always and forever, Kelley aka Kellbell

  21. There are so many memories that we all have, some funny, some not so funny. I want to thank everyone who wrote on this web site, who helped with the services and all the wonderful food at the party. I thank you for your kind words of support and prayers, they are greatly appreciated. a.j. p.s. I plan to have another sort of party for my dad. He was looking forward to seeing the movie Jarhead, I ask that everyone see that movie on his birthday November 22. Thank you.

  22. I remember when Uncle Jay tried to get my big butt on top of this HUGE fake giraffe and the zoo…. I made it after a little bit of height help uncle jay gave me… I miss him….

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