William S. Morrow

Born: Fri., Nov. 9, 1928
Died: Thu., Nov. 5, 2020

Funeral Service

Tue., Nov. 10, 2020
Location: Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan

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CROGHAN, NY ~ William S. Morrow, 91, formerly of Mechanic St., Croghan, died on Thursday, November 5, 2020 in Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Boonville where he had resided.

William was born on November 9, 1928 at the House of the Good Samaritan in Watertown, NY, the son of William Henry Morrow and Lena Safford Morrow. He was a graduate of Lowville Academy. He enlisted in the US Army and was stationed at Camp Carson and Camp Hale in Colorado. He attended Cook and Baker school at Fort Sheridan, Ill and was honorably discharged as a Tech/Cpl on May 13, 1947.

He married Elizabeth More on December 30, 1948 at St. Stephen’s rectory in Croghan, NY with Edward Grunert and Patricia O’Mara as witnesses. He worked at Latex Fiber in Beaver Falls, Croghan Milk Plant Sealtest Farms run by Hoffman and Dudo, Inc. He was the Plant Manager and qualified Industry Milk (Farm) Inspector until the plant closed in 1969.

He also worked for Queens Farms Dairy in Copenhagen and then in Pierrepont Manor as Industry Inspector until his retirement in December of 1990.

William was a substitute bus driver for Beaver River Central School system for 13 years. He became a member of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Citizens Patrol in 1995, when Sheriff Gary Jock started the patrol and was appointed Sgt by Sheriff Jock until his retirement in 2001. He served 12 years on the Village of Croghan Board. He was a 10-gallon blood donor to the American Red Cross.

He was an Assistant Boy Scout Leader and a member of the Croghan American Legion post 1663.

He was a member of the Croghan Volunteer Fire Dept where he was a past Secretary, President, Ass’t Chief and Chief until he went on the Honorary list after 37 years of service.

He was a Deputy Fire Coordinator and became Coordinator from 1984 to 2000. He was instrumental in setting up the Fire Advisory Board, the Lewis County Fire Investigators Team and also updating fire dispatch and communications for the Fire Service. He was an advocate of State Fire Training and attended many state schools both locally and at the State Fire Academy in Montour Falls, N.Y.

Throughout his life he was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and always routed for Dale Earnhardt Sr. He was an enthusiastic walker and could often be seen walking the streets and roads around Croghan.

Surviving are his wife Elizabeth, sons Eric W. Morrow (Patty) of Hermon, NY, Thomas O. Morrow (Kristen) of Norwich, CT, William J. Morrow of Oneonta, NY and daughter Mary Jane Carnie (Robert) of Cazenovia, NY; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.  He was predeceased by another son, David L. Morrow of Carthage in 2016, a daughter, Janet Marie Morrow who died at birth, and his brother-in-law, Rory More.

There will be a private funeral service held for family on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan, with the Rev. Donald J. Manfred, Pastor of St. Stephen’s Church, Croghan, officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Croghan.

Memorial Donations may be made to the Beaver River Memorial Post 1663 American Legion in Croghan.

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linda walseman
   Posted Sat November 07, 2020
with sympathy from linda walseman

Yolande Phillips
   Posted Sun November 08, 2020
So saddened to hear of Bill's passing. Have many fond memories of working with him at Queen Farms. Our thoughts and prayers for Betty and the family.

Bob and Yolande Phillips.

Don Vary
   Posted Sun November 08, 2020
I had the chance to work with Bill. as an Assistant Chief with the Copenhagen Fire Department, and also as a State Fire Instructor for Lewis County. He struck me as a person who could remain calm when things were going haywire and he was very helpful when anyone needed assistance. He will be missed.

James D Howley
   Posted Sun November 08, 2020
My condolences to the Morrow family on the passing of William. I met William while I was a volunteer fireman, and always respected his sincere compassion for the Fire Service and his dedication to ensuring Fire classes throughout the County to meet everyone's needs. You will be missed but never forgotten, and we will take it from here William,rest in peace.

Charlene Grunert
   Posted Mon November 09, 2020
Betty Lou, I’m sorry to hear the news of Your husband’s passing * You are a very nice person & if for any reason Your husband was suffering, He isn’t now * That’s one of the things that gave me comfort during my mother & father’s passing * I’ll see if I can make it down that way tomorrow * My thoughts & prayers are with You at this time * Much Love

Charlene Grunert
   Posted Mon November 09, 2020

PREMIUM FRUIT AND GOURMET BASKET was sent by Charlene Grunert.

Thinking Of You During This Time * I've actually been thinking about You every now & then but I didn't have Your telephone number to give You a call * I miss You & Thank You for attending my Father's Celebration Of Life * I wish I could have spent more time with You but it was fun to see You when I did * If Your husband was in any pain, He's not in pain anymore * That is one thing that gave me comfort when my mom & dad passed & I love them very much * I hope this basket helps provide nourishment for You * It's very important that You take extra care of Yourself especially at this time & I hope this basket helps You * I will try to be at Your husband's celibration of life * I care about You Betty Lou, Take care

   Posted Mon November 09, 2020
I can’t imagine the pain you’re coping with during this tragic time in your life. I’m so sorry you’re dealing with this loss right now. You’re in my heart, and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I’d love to know if there’s anything I can do to help.
Even though I didn't know William personally I know his son Tom, which I met through his wife Kristen (my dearest friend) I've learned a lot from watching how awesome the two of them live their lives together! Tom is always helping everyone, he's a pay it forward kind of person. These are wonderful character traits I wonder if he learned from his Dad? I know William's legacy will carry on through his family. God bless you all!

Larry LaFlesh
   Posted Tue November 10, 2020
my very deepest regrets on Bill's passing. I have great memories oftimes our familes spent together. love you all. specialy Betty Lou. I love you

bruce peck
   Posted Tue November 10, 2020
We wish to express our thoughts and prayers for everyone and hope you find peace.
Being in the fire service our family of volunteers is a large one. Bill will surely be missed

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