Earl P. Morrow
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Earl P. Morrow, 79, of Grand Rapids, MI, went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 25, 2020. He was married to his beloved wife Sally for 55 years and was the loving father of Nancy (Kraig) Harper of Holland and Jane (Dave) Pierangeli of Lowell, and proud grandfather of Ashley (Daniel) Marsden and Brooke Harper and Dana and Jill Pierangeli. Earl was born and raised near Aliquippa, PA. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering. Earl rose to Captain in the Army Corp of Engineers, which included a year in Vietnam where he earned a Bronze Star. He worked as an engineer and manager at the J&L/LTV Steel Corporation for 25 years, then 18 years as Director of Facilities at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant. He and Sally moved to Grand Rapids when Earl retired to be close to their daughters and their families. Long-time members of Wesley Park United Methodist Church, Earl enjoyed working with the Wesley Park volunteer maintenance crew, aka the "Tuesday Guys," served on many church and community boards, and helped others in numerous ways. It was Earl's wish to be cremated and, upon Sally's death, be interred together with veteran's honors at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Cecil, PA. In light of increasing concerns about COVID-19 and new restrictions regarding gatherings, there will be no visitation or funeral service. In lieu of gathering, we would appreciate it if you would send any stories or memories that you have about Earl to nkharper@charter.net. We will be compiling them into a memory book for the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Earl's name to Wesley Park United Methodist Church (1150 32nd St. SW, Wyoming, MI 49509) or Kids' Food Basket (www.kidsfoodbasket.org).


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Published in Grand Rapids Press from Oct. 27 to Nov. 1, 2020.
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November 4, 2020
We are incredibly sad that we will not be able to attend Earl’s funeral visitation. With an increase of COVID-19 positivity and our jobs being in healthcare, we feel it’s best to keep our distance. We’ve known Earl for the past 11 years and could not have asked for a better neighbor. Please know that we absolutely adored Earl and his kind and giving personality. He was always so quick to help and we will never forget him. Please accept our deepest condolences.
Jen Eriks (and Scott)
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November 2, 2020
Mrs. Morrow, Nancy & Jane, I am so very sorry for your loss. Growing up together, I have quite a few memories of hanging at your house, as well as attending church gatherings at North Branch. May the memories you have heal your heart during this difficult time. God Bless!
Cathy (Burns) Lewis
Friend
November 1, 2020
So sorry to hear this...Earl was a wonderful man with a heart of gold. He cared deeply for other people, and never hesitated to pitch in and help. He and his buddy Bill Kirby were instrumental in the success of the Mobile Food Pantry at Wesley Park when we started it. They would load their trucks up with food from Feeding America West Michigan so that the people who came for food could have significantly more than what the mobile truck provided. My thoughts and prayers are with Sally, their family and everyone who knew Earl. I was greatly blessed by his friendship.
Kay Klosowski
Friend
November 1, 2020
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Linda McElhaney George
Friend
November 1, 2020
Earl always had smile and always made a point after to come over to me and shake my hand after church. He will be missed
Danny Bloomer
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October 28, 2020
Bob Williams
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