At 69 years old, twin brothers Melvin and Marvin Morgan have both served as mortuary technicians for New York City morgues.
They’ve worked through some of the city’s most horrific events – moments like 9/11 and the earliest days of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Just before Melvin’s retirement in 2023, they came to StoryCorps to look back on a life of caring for the dead.
Melvin Morgan and Marvin Morgan at their StoryCorps interview in New York City on April 22nd, 2023. By Eleanor Vassili for StoryCorps.
Top Photo: Melvin Morgan and Marvin Morgan at their StoryCorps interview in New York City on April 22nd, 2023. By Isabella Gonzalez for StoryCorps.
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Originally aired May 26th, 2023, on NPR’s Morning Edition.