Morrow, James Victor
Nov. 13, 1920 - Sep. 17, 2013
James V. Morrow, 92, of Venice, Florida passed away September 17, 2013 after a brief illness. Jim was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio to Victor Morrow and Ellen Shafer Morrow. He graduated from Celina, Ohio High School. He married Katherine A. Eckenstein on January 24, 1942. Jim joined the United States Marine Corp in June of 1942 in Sarasota. He trained at Paris Island and was transferred to Cherry Point Air Station in NC. He returned to Camp Lejuene, SC and was sent to Oahu Marine Air Station in Hawaii where he served as a gunnery sergeant until discharged. They raised a family in Lima, Ohio, managing Goodsell Brothers Paint and Wallpaper Store until 1951, then he began a 17 year career as a wholesale paint salesman covering Ohio for Luminall Paint Company, Chicago, Illinois. In 1970, Jim and Kay moved to Sarasota and became a successful realtor for the next 42 years. He began in new construction and site sales for Paver Development Company in their model center on Tamiami Trail and later when sales began at Southbay Yacht and Racquet Club in Osprey. Later he formed James V. Morrow, P.A. specializing in resale property in Southbay and Valencia On The Gulf where he and Kay have lived for 37 years. Jim was a Million Dollar Club member in real estate sales for most of his career. He was an early member of the Florida Beach and Shore Renourishment Assoc. and served as president, past board member of Valencia on the Gulf as well as Sorrento Park Condominium Assoc. and Saybrook Manor Condominium Assoc. Jim was a member of the American Legion and the Elks both of Lima, Ohio and Sarasota, Florida. Jim and Kay are members of Epiphany Cathedral of Venice, Florida since 1976. He is survived by his wife the former Katherine A. Eckenstein of Van Wert, Ohio, his sister Doris Morrow Paver of Sarasota, daughter, Janice M. Morrow-Allen, son, Michael C.V. Morrow, grandchildren, Greg and Andrea Schoonover, nieces, Randa Paver, Andrea Paver Kaine, Pamela Paver Barton and Dianna Paver. A Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2013 10:30 AM at Epiphany Cathedral Venice, Fl., with burial to follow at 12:30 PM at Sarasota National Veteran Cemetery, East Clark Road/9810 St. Rd. 72 in Sarasota, Fl. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc. 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fl. 34238 or a
. Ewing Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.