James Morrow

Obituary of James M. Morrow

Jim M Morrow 67 passed away Sunday, May 24th, 2020 at Monroe Community Hospital. Jim was born on March 30, 1953 in Rochester, NY to loving parents, Hilda and Roy Morrow. He is survived by his loving family; wife Debbie Morrow, daughter Heather (Clay) and grandson Greyson James Gronemeyer. Beloved cat Salem “Say Say”. Sister Jeanne (Mike Sr.) VanGelder. Nephew Mike Jr. (Sharon) and great niece Olivia VanGelder. Nephew Chris (Brianna) and great nieces Charlotte and Lily VanGelder. Niece Stacey (Wade) and great nephews Jacob and Noah Powers. Brother William McCormick. He is predeceased by his mother Hilda Morrow, father Roy M Morrow, brother David McCormick, sister in law Joan McCormick, niece Cheryl Albi and beloved Sammy cat. Jim proudly served his country with the United States Marine Corps and fought in the Vietnam War. He was a life long member of the VFW Post 8495 in Fairport where he was a member of their color guard. He was very involved in the “Toys for Tots” foundation and would be found standing guard in his dress blues in front of toy stores. Jim will always be remembered as the heart of the family, being the life of the party, our family comedian, wearing his heart on his sleeve, calling it like he saw it, and enjoying every part of his life. He cherished his family, especially being very proud Papa to his beautiful grandson, Greyson James. Jim loved playing guitar, writing poetry, short stories and teaching himself calligraphy. He spent hours at home with his cat Salem “Say Say” by his side, playing his Les Paul or Gretsch guitars and singing alongside his favorite musicians, The Beatles and Elvis. Everyone that really knew Jim, knew that he was a true Elvis Presley fan, he even had the “Elvis lip”. He could usually be found at the local diner every morning drinking countless cups of coffee with his other friends catching up on all the news of the day. After all that coffee he then made his stop at the local Dunkin Donuts for his “usual” Large coffee 8 and 8 and a special old-fashioned donut for his cat, Say Say before going home for the day. Per Jim’s wishes there will be no calling hours. His girls, Debbie and Heather will be honoring Jimmy/Daddy with a beautiful celebration of his life service to be held at a later date when everyone can gather together safely. Jim’s girls will communicate this time and date when it is available. Jim’s family wishes to thank everyone for their thoughts, condolences and prayers during this extremely difficult time. A special thank you to his loving caregiver Michelle. In honor of Jim, please consider donating to either the Morrow Families Cards for a Cause Fundraiser, where donations will go to The American Stroke Association; or a donation to Lollypop Farm. Please contact Jim’s daughter, Heather for information on the Cards for a Cause fundraiser.
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