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November 13, 2012

Forrest "Dew Drop" Morgan dead at 90

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“Then, of course, I followed Billy Fiske closely.” 

Morgan eventually pursued the thrill of bobsledding himself and won a championship in 1959. 

He went on to manage the U.S. Olympic and World Bobsled teams for four years. Five of his children competed in the sport. 

His oldest son, Jim “Nitro” Morgan, an Olympic bobsled pilot, was killed during the four-man championships in Cortina, Italy, in 1981.

STORYTELLER

After “retirement,” Morgan took on the position of official raconteur at Lake Placid Lodge for many years.

Serving as both barkeep and storyteller, people would stand when he arrived for work.

He told All Points North in 2008 that Red Skeleton was his favorite comedian.

“He always ended his show the same way: ‘God bless,’” Morgan said in an interview that year.

“So that’s how I’ll leave you, by wishing you a happy night and God bless.”

Email Kim Smith Dedam: kdedam@pressrepublican.com

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SERVICES

Calling hours for Forrest "Dew Drop" Morgan at Fortune-Keough Funeral Home are today from 4 to 7 p.m. with a Mass Wednesday at St. Bernard's Church at 3 p.m.

Five sons, four daughters and 12 grandchildren survive Morgan. He was predeceased by Jim and another son, Kevin, and his wife, who died in 1988.

People wishing to remember Dew Drop Morgan can make memorial contributions to High Peaks Hospice and Homeward Bound Adirondacks in care of the funeral home.

 

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