Duane Morrow
1933 - 2017
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Dr. Duane F. Morrow

Evansville, IN

Dr. Duane F. Morrow, 84, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville.

Duane was born June 23, 1933 in Detroit, MI, where he was raised and educated. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University in 1954, studying under Dr. Calvin L. Stevens. He then attended the University of Illinois, receiving his Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry in 1957 while studying under Dr. Nelson J. Leonard. Duane began work in the Endocrinology Department of Parke-Davis in Detroit in 1957. He became very interested in the field of anti-fertility and specialized in this area at Parke-Davis for twelve years. He then moved to the laboratories of Mead Johnson and Company in Evansville in 1969, to serve there as a group leader in anti-fertility. He eventually served as a section leader in the Chemistry Department, then as Associate Director in the Product Development Department and later as Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs. Duane retired from the company (now known as Bristol-Myers Squibb after several mergers) in June of 1992. At the time of his retirement Duane was the Acting Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Pharmaceutical Marketed Product Division. He is the author of eighteen papers published in peer-reviewed journals, as well as two chapters in books, and is the holder of eleven U.S. patents, as well as several patents from foreign countries.

Duane served as a docent in the Education Department of Mesker Zoo and Botanic Garden since 1986 and has been a Life Master of the American Contract Bridge League since 1971. He contributed his teaching and writing works to both organizations for many years. He is very pleased that his world travels over the past years have managed to take him to all seven continents and to 59 foreign countries.

Surviving Duane are his wife of 33 years, Donna (Kasbohm) Morrow (well known throughout the city for her cooking and gardening skills); sons, Brian (Ginny Robinson) Morrow, Michael (Shannon) Morrow and Patrick (Donna Shipton) Morrow; bonus children, Mick (Karen) Schnell and Kim (Perry) Nunamaker; one sister, Carrie (Bob) Zetterberg; grandchildren, Brad Davis, Zach Schnell, Zoee (Drew) Miles, Sean Morrow, Brett Morrow and Riley Morrow as well as two great grandchildren, Colyn Schnell and Kimma Davis.

Funeral services for Duane will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Pierre Funeral Home. Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 P.M. until service time on Friday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Duane's bridge and zoo friends for their support and love.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden, 1545 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, IN 47720 or to the Vanderburgh County Humane Society, 400 Millner Industrial Drive, Evansville, IN 47710.

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Published in Courier Press on Nov. 21, 2017.
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September 5, 2018
I greatly enjoyed playing bridge with and against Duane many, many years ago. I also enjoyed his articles in ACBL's Bridge Bulletin. We have all lost a wonderful gentleman.
David Jordan
November 24, 2017
Lord there are so many, but 2 stand out. Duane was a big help not only with the docents but also helped out with the animal department as well. If you needed someone to keep an eye on a sick animal you could always count on him to help. Also, he help with so many other over night observations, including when we were taking Bunny the elephant off overnight chaining, acclimating babies we were raising to be around people, such as Popcorn the baby binturong and Dorge the snow leopard. He was a great asset to Mesker Park Zoo and will really be missed. I am so sorry for the loss of Duane.
Sydney Dawson
November 24, 2017
Donna and Family,
I am so very sorry to hear of Duane's passing.
He was my Mentor back in the nineties when I became a Doscent. I learned so much from Duane and also you Donna.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Yours very sincerely,
ELizabeth Carter
November 23, 2017
Donna, We were so shocked and saddened to read in the paper about Duane. We send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time. With heartfelt sympathy from
us both.
Mary Ellen & Bill Coates
November 22, 2017
Donna--Joann called and told me about your husband's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. He sounded like a man with a lot of interests, and I'm sure the two of you had a wonderful life together.
Donna Smith
November 22, 2017
What a great and fulfilled life Duane had. Donna, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
sally Carr
November 21, 2017
Donna, I was saddened to hear of your husband's passing. I will stop by Friday to pay my condolences.

Donna Woodward-Harper
Donna Woodward-Harper
November 21, 2017
Duane was a kind and courteous man. It was a delite to have known him. He will be missed. Our heartfelt sympathy to Donna and all the rest of the family.
Chuck and Minnie Baumhoer
Chuck & Minnie Baumhoer
November 21, 2017
I was so saddened to read of Duane's passing! He and Donna were the most wonderful neighbors! Our mutual love of animals cemented our friendship. My Max was always welcome at their house and their Snoopy, Curly, Abbie, Molly, and Keira (I hope I didn't forget anyone) were always welcome at my place. Heaven is rejoicing. Much love to Donna.
Merna Peden and family
Merna Peden
November 21, 2017
Mick Schnell & Family,
I would like to say how very sorry I am for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you & and your family during this time. GOD Bless
Susan Pugh
Susan Pugh
November 21, 2017
Dana Duke
November 21, 2017
I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Duane's family, sorry for your loss. Jeremiah 29:11 assures us that God is thinking thoughts of peace towards us, to give us a future and a hope, may that bring you comfort in this time of sorrow.
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