Alexandra McCain Morgan

August 3, 1934November 6, 2019

Alexandra McCain Morgan (Sandy) was born in Honolulu, HI in 1934 into a Navy Family—Granddaughter of Admiral John S. McCain; daughter of Admiral John S. McCain, Jr and Roberta Wright McCain; and sister of Senator John S. McCain. Her early years and married life to RADM Henry S. Morgan were spent moving about in the typical fashion of a Navy family. She received a BA from Brown University, and years later, a BS in Microbiology from George Washington University. She and Henry lived in Houston, TX from 1978-1990 where Sandy ran the microbiology lab at the 4th Ward Clinic. She was also a long-time dedicated cancer research volunteer at MD Anderson Hospital. She continued her volunteer research work at Johns Hopkins Oncology Center after moving to Gibson Island, MD in 1990 and Annapolis, MD in 2001. Sandy participated in sailing (racing and cruising) on the Galveston and Chesapeake Bays and supported Henry’s crew for ocean and bay racing. She was an avid bridge player and a proud member of “THE Book Club” of Annapolis. She loved animals, movies, bourbon old-fashioned(s) and microwave popcorn. She passed away on Nov. 6 with advanced mesothelioma in her home overlooking the beautiful Severn River. She is survived by her mother, Roberta W. McCain; brother, Joseph P. McCain; son, Charles R. Flather, Jr.; daughters, Alexandra FM Cist and Katherine M. Morgan; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Chapel located beneath the larger Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis. Gate 8 entry and photo ID required. Interment 11 am on January 8, 2020 at Arlington National Cemetery.


  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, November 14, 2019

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, January 8, 2020


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Steve Snyder

November 14, 2019

Dear Randy,

You, Alex and Kate have my deepest sympathy over losing your mom. It's been a very long time since our Alexandria and St. Stephen's days, but the times I spent with you and your family remain some of my most cherished. I intended to attend your mom's service today and looked forward to seeing you after all these years to express my sympathy, love and support. However, my car chose not to cooperate as I was getting ready to drive there.
I have read your loving words to your mom here and know she is proud of you, Alex and Kate.
We loved our moms and each other's moms, and always will. May you find peace in the fact that she is now at peace as I found when I lost my mom several years ago.
I can't express how sad I am not to have been with you and the family in person today, as her service is happening as I write.
Please feel free to contact me when time allows.
All my love to you and your sisters, and God bless you.
I hope you are able to find peace in the peace she now has.

Steve Snyder


Chris & Norm Poulsen

November 13, 2019

Sandy was a wonderful woman and neighbor. I remember her walking her dogs and always stopping to talk.
I especially remember her coming over to watch the Woodstock film which she was excited to see. Of course we had popcorn.

She will be missed.

john lollar

November 12, 2019

I remember Sandy and Henry fondly from their days in Houston at TCYC . I am glad to see that some members did stay connected to them after their move back to Annapolis. As I read Sandy's obituary, I wonder if we had a family connection we never recognized. When the name Wright popped up could that be reference to Mason or Jerry Wright. Jerry, a navy Admiral and Mason an army General are related. Jerry's mom and my grandfather, doctor Fred Jerauld were brother and sister. It wasn't until I was stationed at Quantico while Jerry was retiring and moving with the beautiful Phyllis to Washington that I got to know them and frequently bummed a room as an escape from the USMC. If so I am sorry we missed that connection while racing around the marks on Galveston bay in Solings or killing a snake or two in the bar afterwards.I hope Bill Wright, a Washington resident, gets to Sandy's service.

Vera A Tashima

November 10, 2019


It was a privilege, meeting you forty-one years ago in Houston, Texas as we were raising our children. Our friendship never gave out as both families were moving around and our children became adults.

So many memories, sharing meals, parties, skiing in Colorado, sailing off Galveston, running errands with you as Henry was getting ready for the Bermuda race, weddings, Thanksgiving on Peaks Island, visiting Southwest Harbor and Little Cranberry Island with the brand new puppy in the summertime and so much more.

I will treasure every moment we were together! So glad I made the quick trip to see you one more time a few weeks ago. Who would have known it was the last time as we enjoyed morning coffee and Sara Lee cake watching crew sliding down the Severn River! You looked just as beautiful as you always did.

We will miss you forever ..........
With Love

Rosemary & Dewey White

November 9, 2019

Dear family of Alexandra McCain Morgan (Sandy),

We want to send you our deepest sympathy on the loss of Sandy.
We are sure she will continue to live in your hearts and thoughts and will be greatly missed by everyone. She will remain in our memories as a respected friend and we have very pleasant memories of good times together. On behalf of our family,
Dewey III, Dewanne, and Edward we want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Rosemary and Dewey White
3 Revolutionary Road, Acton, Massachusetts 01720

Charles Flather

November 7, 2019

Our life together has been full of adventures and memories. It has been your guidance and influence on me that has made me the man I am. I can not thank you enough. You took this diagnosis with grace and courage. Being with you in Annapolis has been an honor I will never forget. You asked me so quietly, so softly, with almost no energy, why it was taking so long. I did not have an answer for you. I believe now, it was because our Lord wanted for the girls and I to have this very special time with you. I will keep a safe watch over Alex and Kate always. This is my promise to you. I will miss you so much but I am at peace with you in the Lord's arms and again with Grandfather, Henry and Uncle Johnny.