Dolores J. “Dee” “Tootsie” Shipley Morgan

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Dolores J. “Dee” “Tootsie” Shipley Morgan, 82, of East McKeesport, passed away Saturday March 30, 2019. She was born October 3, 1936 in Mt. Washington, a daughter of the late Christof and Grace (Deal) Shipley and was also preceded in death by her husband Robert R. “Dick” Morgan Sr.; a son David Edward Morgan; a son in law Donald Berger; and brothers Paul, Ralph, and Robert Shipley. She was a former employee of East Allegheny School District and a member of Linway United Presbyterian Church, North Versailles, where she served as a Deacon and Elder and was a member of the Tuesday Ladies. She was a past president of Ma’s Pantry, a former Forbes Hospice volunteer, and a former Girl Scout leader. She enjoyed ceramics and at one time operated Morgan’s Ceramics East in East McKeesport. She loved bowling and bingo and was a member of the University Bowling League for many years. She had attended the south Side School of Nursing before marrying her husband and raising her family. She is survived by her children Cindy (Martin) Busija, Rick (Shari) Morgan, Sally Rettger (Jeff), Kathy Berger, and Patty (Sean) Marks; her grandchildren Jennifer (Jason) Posey, Samantha Morgan, Martin (Laura) Busija, Robert Morgan III, Rachel Rettger (Michael) , Jessica Berger, Chad Rettger, Ian Marks, and Nathan Marks; her great grandchildren Kyle and Natalie Grace DePugh; a sister Mary Lou (Martin) Fichtenmayer; also nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Linway United Presbyterian Church with interment following in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to Alzheimer’s Research, Ma’s Pantry, Linway United Presbyterian Church, or Family Hospice and Palliative Care. For online condolences please visit

Originally published April 02, 2019.

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