George William Morrow

Sept. 1, 1932 - Aug. 21, 2019


George William Morrow, 86, Bellwood, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday evening at his home.

He was born in Glasgow, the youngest of six children of the late Lloyd and Naomi (Cree) Morrow. He was twice married; first to Doris J. Kustaborder on Jan. 24, 1953, in Bellwood, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 6, 1993. He then married Erma R. “Rose” (Butterbaugh) Wertz on Aug. 7, 1993, in Bellwood.

George is survived by his wife, Rose; stepchildren: Roxanne (Wertz) and her husband, David Saleme, John Wertz, Ken Wertz, and Gina (Wertz) Clark; step-grandchildren: Janelle Saleme, Brenna Clark and Joel Meghard; two step-great-granddaughters; daughters: Linda and her husband, David Miller, of Bellwood, and Karen Briggs of Bellwood; grandchildren: Christina and her husband, Adam Grassmyer, Scott Woolford and his wife, Jennifer, Carrie and her husband, Matt Wyre, and Andrew Woolford; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, James Everett Morrow and his wife, Betty, of Glasgow; and a sister, Olive of Arlington, Mass.

He was preceded in death by an infant son; and three sisters: Marie Benn, Alverta Lovell and Beatrice Myers.

George was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean conflict. He retired as an assistant manager of the material department at Conrail, Juniata, after 43 years of service and he also served as deputy game warden for more than 24 years.

George’s greatest joy was the great outdoors where he enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He loved telling his stories about his outdoor adventures to his buddies, and everyone was his “buddy.” He also shared great joy at his church, Altoona First Southern Baptist, and especially with his family. Although George suffered with dementia in his later years, he had a good life with two good wives.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at the funeral home, Pastor George Sanders officiating. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Glasgow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in George’s memory may be made to Altoona First Southern Baptist Church, 903 N. 4th St., Altoona, PA 16601.