Friday, July 23, 2010


OtBB is informed by former Deputy Village Clerk Patricia Ann Stinchi, who seems to know these things, that the Newsday obituary for Hizzoner was not incorrect when it reported:

"Morgan is survived by brothers Ronald Morgan, of Coos Bay, Ore.; Russell Morgan of New Jersey; and another Robert Morgan, also of Westhampton Beach."

Well, not entirely, at least.

"Bob did have a brother named Robert!"

...Mrs. Stinchi disclosed this week.

"And, he was also named Robert W. Morgan, Jr. He was by Bob's father's fourth wife."

Which would make him Bob's half-brother.

The former Maxine Wilczewski, Hermie Meyer's widow, was also aware of Bob's brothers and half-bothers, as she had been friendly with Robert W. Morgan Sr. who used to come into her husband's garage on Library Avenue.

"I don't know how close they all were, but the father used to talk about them to me, so it wasn't a secret."

So let this stand as a clarification for those who read the Newsday obit and heard the faint sound of banjos in the background, or who, like me, just chalked it up to Newsday getting it wrong again.


1. Surf's Up! said...

…truth being stranger than fiction yet again!

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