Maria Morgan

Assistant college registrar



(September 20, 1955-October 30, 2005)


POTSDAM--Maria Morgan, 50, Glens Falls, a native of Potsdam, died of cancer Sunday at Glens Falls Hospital.


She was a proofreader with Morgan, Lewis & Backus, Maple Shade, N.J., from 1977 to 1979, was a third-grade teacher at St. Paul’s School, Milwaukee, Wis., from 1979 to 1981 and assisted with clerical work in the medical practice of her former husband from 1989 to August 1994. She was employed in the financial aid office at Adirondack Community College, Queensbury, in 1996 and was later named assistant registrar in 1999. She was also a teacher in the freshman seminar program, chairwoman of the registration review committee and veterans coordinator at the college.


Born Sept. 20, 1955, in Potsdam, daughter of Robert and Anne Tebo Morgan, she attended schools in Black River and was a 1973 graduate of Northeastern Clinton Central School, Champlain. She received a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in elementary education from Trinity College, Burlington, Vt., in 1977

and a master’s degree in education from Plattsburgh State University College. A marriage ended in divorce.


She was a founding member of Hire-A-Vet-First program and an accomplished flute player and vocalist, traveling to Italy in 1973 with the All-American Youth Honor Band and in 1990 with the Our Lady of the Annunciation Choir, Queensbury.


Surviving besides her parents, of West Chazy, are two daughters and a son-in-law, Rebecca and Stephen Douglas, Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, Mo., and Emily Clarke, Glens Falls; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Thomas Morgan, West Chazy, Michael and Kim Morgan, Latham, and Daniel and Penny Morgan, Raleigh, N.C.; a sister, Beth Morgan, Malone; a sister-in-law, Angela Elsbree, Apalachin, and 11 nieces and nephews.


There will be no funeral or calling hours. Her corneas were donated for transplant and her body was made an anatomical gift to Albany Medical Center.


A celebration of her life will be from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Student Center at Adirondack Community College. Donations may be made to a scholarship fund in the name of Maria Morgan, Glens Falls High School, attention Jennifer Shaver, 10 Quade St., Glens Falls, N.Y. 12801.


(From the Thursday, November 3, 2005 edition of the Watertown Daily Times, page D7)>