Tonawanda News


November 27, 2013

Hugh R. "Sonny" Morrow


Hugh R. "Sonny" Morrow, age 87, of the City of Tonawanda, died on Monday, November 25, 2013, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Born in Kenmore, NY to the late Royal and Winifred Morrow, he had been a lifelong resident of the City of Tonawanda, and was the brother of the late Maurice (late Josephine) Morrow, Audrey (late Carl) Yotter, June (late Joe) Pasieka, and John Morrow.
A longtime welder and boat prop re-builder, he was a man that could never forget the "boys at the marina" or his efforts at the fab-lab at Linde Corp where he retired. Sonny, a United States Navy WW II, veteran will be forever remembered for his efforts and commitments as a founding and charter member of the Frontiersmen Post 7545 VFW. His past times and hobbies were simple, his TV clicker could always find The Duke or any good "Cowboy" movie, he rarely would miss a golf outing with his friends, and some of his best days were spent navigating the canals on his boat with a grandchild on his lap. All of his interests started with his family, as he always welcomed doing nosies with his great-granddaughters and hugs with everyone who held his heart dear. His love extended equally as far as his sense of humor, for he was always one to make you laugh even in the saddest moments.
Sonny was the beloved husband and inseparable best friend for over 63 years of Gloria (nee Mathews) Morrow; devoted father to Bob (Carolyn) Morrow, Lynn (Terry) Smith, Nancy (Greg) Schenk and Paul (Janet) Morrow; bestest grandfather of Jennifer (Jay) Topick, Paul Morrow, Shannon Smith, Josh Morrow, Martin Schenk, Holly Schenk, Cody Morrow, and Emily Morrow; greatest great-grandfather of Hannah Morrow and Addie Topick; brother-in-law of Pat (late John) Morrow; and best friend anyone could ever have!

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