Obituary

Patrick J. Morrow

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died October 24th, 2016

Patrick J. “Mort” Morrow, 65, of Escanaba, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016 at U.P. Health Systems-Marquette.

Patrick, son of William and Gertrude (Shaffer) Morrow, was born on October 6, 1951 in Escanaba. He resided in Escanaba all his life and graduated from Holy Name High School in 1969.

On December 21, 2012, he married Barbara Nolde at St. Anne’s Church in Escanaba.

He worked for the City of Escanaba as a heavy equipment operator and for the last ten years at the city he worked as a supervisor. For the last eight years he has worked at Ponsse in Gladstone Michigan as a heavy equipment technician, where he spent his breaks being a mentor to all the men he worked with.

Patrick was a member as well as an usher at St. Anne’s Church and a member of Local 324 operating engineers. In his spare time he enjoyed riding his motorcycle, tinkering with classic cars, hunting, riding his pontoon boat, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Morrow lived his life to help others and to make others happy.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Morrow; son, Erik (Allison) Morrow; step-children, Travis (Maureen) Cary of Rapid River and Christina Cary of Escanaba; grandchildren, Kyle, Amy, Ryan, Gwenie, Gracie, and Mallory; sisters, Rose Mary Jarvey of Escanaba and Rita (Don) Meunier of Escanaba; special friends, Pete Quinn and Dave “Gut” Johnston; as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Patrick was preceded in death by his step-brother, Bill Morrow.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 28th from 3-7p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba with parish prayers taking place at 7p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 29th at 11a.m. at St. Anne’s Church in Escanaba with Rev. Fran DeGroot officiating.

Any food donations for the funeral luncheon can be brought directly to the church Saturday morning.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Morrow family.

7 Tributes to “Patrick J. Morrow”

  1. we are so sorry for your loss, sorry we weren’t able to see Mort when we were home this summer, we will keep all of you in our prayers, may God continue to watch over all of you, Blessings

  2. My deepest sympthies Eric and family. Many great memories I have with the short time I knew Mort. He will be greatly missed.

  3. “Mort”, the one and only wild & crazy fun loving guy. A gentle giant with a heart of gold. We will miss the good family fun and nature trips. St. Peter will open the pearly gates of Heaven for you to a wild cheering crowd of past family and friends who went before you. We will truly miss you pal. Until we meet again, don’t joke around. keep the gates unlocked for the rest of us.
    Pat and Carol Quinn
    Fredericksburg, Virginia

  4. Erik & Allison….So very sorry for you. Thought we would get to the visitation-but, not possible. You are in our thoughts & prayers anyway. God Bless You through the days ahead.
    Love, Lanora & Kelly

  5. Erik & Allison….So very sorry for you. Thought we would get to the visitation-but, not possible. You are in our thoughts & prayers anyway. God Bless You through the days ahead.
    Love, Lanora & Kelly

  6. Mort, Our sincere condolence to your family. So sorry for their loss. You were always good time when it came time for City Workers to party. We will never forget you buddy. Give a hug to our fellow city workers. Until we meet again, -Red

  7. sorry to hear about Mort. Sending condolences and hoping God has wrapped his arms around you and your family through this difficult time. I knew Mort when he lived on south 16th street a few doors down from my parents.

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