John William Morrow, Sr., 86, of Pierpont, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at UPMC- Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA.
He was born November 24, 1931, in Pittsburgh, PA the son of the late William and Catherine (Guther) Morrow. John was an avid outdoorsman who not only enjoyed camping, hunting, and especially fishing, but also passing these traditions down to his children and grandchildren. He cherished spending time with both family and good friends, and you were sure to find him either fishing on Pymatuning Lake or sitting by his fire ring at his camp. When not outdoors, John enjoyed watching baseball, football, and any western especially, John Wayne.
Mr. Morrow was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War, and retired from Landis Oldsmobile in Emsworth, PA after a long career as an automobile mechanic. John was a member of the former Veterans of Foreign Wars in Glenfield, PA and the International Association of Machinists Lodge 1060.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Martha (Stolar) Morrow; children, Janice (Barry) Ruth of Harmony, PA and Gary (Yvonne) Morrow of Pierpont; brothers, Alan (Karen) Morrow and Bill (Karen)Morrow; sisters, Cheryl (James) Savage and Nancy Morrow; grandchildren, Janet (Jonathan) Lewis, Donald Ruth, Samantha (Garrett) Proctor, Amanda Morrow, Nicole Bamforth, Danielle (Jesse) Morrow, Brian Morrow, Dustin Kress, Reyna Dobsch, Brilynn Kress; and great-grandchildren Aubrey, Julie, Jamie, and Jozelyn Lewis, and Jocelyn and Sawer Whitman; and many nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his son, John W. Morrow, Jr.; brother, Robert Morrow; step-mother, Grace Morrow, grandchild, Evin Lee Whitman; and his parents.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 4PM at the Williams-Ducro Funeral Home, 1071 SR 7 N Pierpont, Ohio. Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 2PM until the time of service at 4PM.
Should friends desire in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his name to Pierpont Volunteer Fire Department, 6006 Marcy Rd., Pierpont, Ohio 44082. Online obituary and condolences at www.ducro.com