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.