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Thomas E. Morton

MORTON: Thomas E. Morton, on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. Beloved husband of Marcia S. Morton. Beloved father of Anne Forrest (Steven Bend) and Susan Good (Duane Good); and stepfather of Daniel Swanson (Karen Swanson), Andrew Swanson (Robert Nowlan), and Eric Swanson (Lori Swanson). Brother of the late Dale Morton, Julia Johnson, the late Dean Morton and the late Joe Morton. Grandfather of Lee Forrest, Kristin (Swanson) Taber (Kirk Taber), Timothy Swanson, Paxton Fijolek and Maxwell Fijolek. Also survived by his former spouse Sara Morton, good friend Joe Johnston and many nieces and nephews. Thomas completed his undergraduate degree at CalTech and his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. He taught at Carnegie Mellon University from 1969-1997. In addition to mentoring Ph.D. students, Thomas was the author of several books and numerous articles in his field of operations management, some of which are still used in universities around the world today. Tom founded the PLEA Compeer Life Friends program, a socialization center for persons recovering from mental illness. Thomas was active at Temple Sinai Brotherhood, where he ran the raffle for many years. He was also involved in Alcoholics Anonymous for 40 years. Services were at Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, on Monday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. Visitation was one hour prior to services (12 – 1 p.m.). Interment was at Homewood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Compeer Life Friends c/o PLEA, 733 South Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221; Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217; or Onala Recovery Center, 1625 W. Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. schugar.com PJC

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