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Matthew Phillip Morgan

October 22, 1990February 3, 2021
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Matthew Phillip Morgan, our caring and protective son, brother, uncle and friend, was lost on February 3, 2021.

Matt spent his life as a Michigander. He was an active student athlete at Okemos High School where he excelled at football and basketball. Matt spent his summers as a camp counselor where he was a gifted mentor and friend to many.

Matt graduated from Central Michigan University and went on to pursue his interest in cyber security. He started his career at Comerica Bank and went on to work as a Customer Solutions Engineer for Duo Security (Cisco).

He enjoyed spending time in the kitchen and with his dogs.

Matt is survived by his mother, Liz Morgan, father, Greg Morgan, three sisters, Melissa (Morgan) Cuthbert, Stephanie Morgan and Emily Morgan, two nephews, Theo and Charlie, and dog, Carter.

A private service will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Ann Arbor, Michigan. In-person attendance is by invite only due to COVID restrictions. Everyone is welcome to join a live stream of the service on the Muehlig Funeral Chapel Facebook page. No account is necessary.

Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at memoriesmatthewmorgan@gmail.com for the Morgan family.

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Sam Olson

February 13, 2021

Morgan Family, please know that you have been in my prayers since I heard the sad news and that I will continue to pray for your comfort, strength, and the treasuring of your joyful memories of Matt.

As Matt's colleague at Duo, I didn't get the chance to work closely with him, but I remember fondly his friendly greetings as we were both part of the early AM arriving crew at our Ann Arbor office. I was a Hillsdale College student from 2001-2005 and feel a small connection to Matt and your family through that.

As I glimpsed your family's history through the many photos you shared, the love you share for each other is evident. May the love of God, each other, and those you who love and care for you surround you. Thank you for sharing Matt with all of us. Hold each other close.

Kenneth Stringer

February 13, 2021

How well I remember Matthew's zest for life. He was always one who enjoyed life to the fullest. It was an honor to be Matthew's physician and friend. I know he will be missed immensely by his family and friends. Liz you are in our prayers. Ken and Nancy

Renee Maniaci

February 12, 2021

My heart is filled with sadness since learning of Matt's untimely death. As a student Matt was kind, considerate, polite and friendly. I will remember his sincere smile and gentle personality. Rest in peace, Matt. May you find some comfort in happy memories of Matt, Liz and family. ❤

Andy Burnside

February 9, 2021

Since learning of his passing I have to say that I've honestly been at a loss for words and not even really certain how to think or feel about losing someone like Matt.

I hadn't known him for very long. But I don't think you needed to necessarily know this man for long to know he was a beautiful and amazing human being. He was kind of peaceful but sturdy — like a smooth river rock in the middle of a swift stream.

Suffice it to say Matt made me feel comfortable from the first day I met him at work and every day after. We quickly became friends, as much as you become friends at work. I think we both understood the necessary hustle of the daily grind that often keeps an engineers head down. Although it will be hard to ever let myself off the hook for not being closer when I easily could have been.

Matt and I are both big fellas. We once rode back to our cars from a U of M hockey game in a tiny rickshaw. It was quite a sight I'm sure — not to mention a serious workout for our rickshaw driver who had definitely never skipped a leg day! We laughed so much and joked about that night for months afterwards.

I'll miss you buddy.

Jeff Harrison

February 9, 2021

It was clear when I first met Matt at Duo that he was a good person and a friend to those he worked with.

I got to know him better when we traveled to Boston together and realized we had a few mutual friends from college. I remember being anxious for a big client meeting on that trip. The customer was upset about a prior issue, and I was nervous about whether or not we would be able to rebuild the relationship. We sat down in their conference room and Matt instantly hit it off with their IT Director, talking about Volkswagens, his passion for cars, Matt's setup, the customer's setup, and a bunch of car lingo that went over my head. Matt's personality wiped any and all stress from the equation before we even started talking shop, and the relationship was back on track.

Matt will be missed by all, and I'm sending love and prayers to the Morgan Family.

Kyle Banas

February 8, 2021

What I remember about Matt is that he often had a very chilled out demeanor. He would frequently punctuate conversations with a “Cool, cool” - which let you know that, well, everything was cool. He didn’t seem to get too up, or too down. He was cool, cool.

Except - except - on a few occasions when he cracked a technical problem or solved some riddle in the lab, we would discuss it and that cool demeanor would fall away and I would sense that underneath was a real, genuine enthusiasm and pride in what he had done, and I tried in my time with Matt to stoke and cultivate that side of him. People get conditioned sometimes in life to not show that side of themselves, because it makes them vulnerable, and I thought that through our collaboration together that maybe I could coax that out of him.

I don’t know if I succeeded or not. I think it’s likely that I did not, because that’s a tall order, but when I reflect on him I will reflect on him sitting in the Riverside conference room downstairs, grinning ear to ear because he had cracked the riddle on a VPN integration. He would always hide that grin away again, too quickly, and everything would be cool, cool - but I am glad I got to see it, and I hope each of you got a chance to see it, because that was Matt at his best.

I’m so sorry this happened, and I wish very much it was not so.

Alyssa Tennison

February 7, 2021

I enjoyed getting to know Matthew at the Morgan home while I was a student at Hillsdale college. The Morgan family took me in and filled my heart with love and hospitality. I remember one specific time when the Morgan family hosted Justin and me for lunch. Matthew’s sense of humor sticks with me from that day. His mom had made a meal using Thyme, and he was having fun making puns about telling “thyme.” It was silly, but ever since, whenever I cook and use Thyme, I think of him with a smile.

Morgan family, you must be experiencing so much pain and loss right now. We pray for comfort and hope. I wish I could give you all hugs.

Sending love, Alyssa Tennison and family

Ryan Weber

February 4, 2021

Hello,

I'm sorry for your loss. Matt was someone who i worked with and got hired with at duo and we grew a bond since day one. Matt was one of the nicest people I've ever met. He always talked about detroit and the love for the city and michigan. I love detriot and michigan as much as he did. We both talked about our love of cars and how silly mine was(dodge dart), but he still let me share which was honorable of him because he wanted to connect with everyone and I loved that about him. I could always count on Matt to help me with anything I ever needed and he would give me his shirt on his back if I needed it.

He will be truly missed as I truly thought him as a friend and not just a co worker since day one and we all loved him at duo.

Sincerely,

Ryan Weber

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