In Loving Memory of Michael Morrow
Michael MorrowScranton, PA February 6, 1923 ~ February 16, 2016 Date of Service: February 18, 2016
Michael Morrow, 93 years old, of Scranton, PA, passed away on February 16th.
He and his twin sister, Ruth Moskovitz, were born to Samuel and Etta Rosenberg Moskovitz of Dickson City. He was a graduate of Dickson City High School and the University of Scranton. He was an Army veteran of WWII and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He served as Commander of the Jewish War Veterans, Scranton Chapter. He was a beloved teacher of history and Spanish in the Scranton School District and taught at South Scranton Junior High and Central High School. Following the obtainment of two masters degrees, he was appointed as a principal in the Scranton School District and retired as principal of the William Prescott School in 1985.
He was preceeded in death by his sisters Rose Miller, Fannie Klein, Hannah Halmeck, Blanche Feldman, Gatelle Levinson and Miriam Moskovitz, as well as his brothers, Fred, Morris, Philip, Jacob, Abraham, Lester and Sheldon.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Claire Pasternack of Scranton, and his twin, Ruth Gardner of Arizona. He also leaves behind his daughters, Beth Ellen Morrow and husband Larbi Hamrouni, and granddaughter Nora of New Jersey; Dr. Doreen Morrow and husband George Spatoulas of Scarborough, Maine; Dr. Deborah Morrow and husband Dwight Downing and granddaughters Sarah and Hannah of San Antonio, Texas; his son, Barry Morrow and wife Vivian and grandchildren Samantha and Adam of Berwyn ,PA.
He was best known for his talented cartooning, an infectious sense of humor, nightly visits to the Scranton Public Library and his love of his beloved pets, Chiquita and Ziggy.
The funeral will be held today at 1 p.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 East Drinker St., Dunmore, with services by Rabbi Dovid Saks. Interment in Dalton Jewish Cemetery.
Shiva will be observed at 803 Ash Street, Scranton, this evening from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday 11 a.m to 2 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Township, PA 18411; Albright Memorial Library, 500 Vine Street, Scranton 18503; or the Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 613 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes Barre, PA, 18702.