Paul Edward Morrow, age 92, passed away on October 17, 2020 after a brief illness. Paul was born on October 23, 1927 in Celina, OH, the only son of Clarence and Edith Morrow. On June 4, 1960 he married Susan Boxwell of Middletown, OH. The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past June.
Paul graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH with undergraduate and graduate degrees. He taught school for three years in Mendon, OH, and eleven years at Lemon-Monroe High School in Monroe, OH. During his years at Monroe as head of the instrumental music program, his marching band was highly regarded in the community, and in 1957 won several trophies at the national Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. His concert bands also won many first places over the years in regional and state contests.
In 1964, Paul changed careers and went into business for himself, founding the Morrow Piano & Organ Company in Greensboro, NC. He retired in 1988 and twelve years later, he and Susan returned to Ohio, settling at Otterbein Retirement Community in Lebanon.
During his twenty years at Otterbein, Paul was very active in the music program. He was a member of two hand bell choirs and played bass in a recorder ensemble. He and Susan both greatly enjoyed travel, both throughout the United States and abroad. He was a member of the Otterbein Community Methodist Church.
Paul had a life-long interest in airplanes and flying. As a young man, he earned a pilot’s license in the Aeronca Champ light plane. In retirement, he renewed his hobby of building and flying radio-controlled sailplanes, winning a trophy at the U.S. National Souring Championships in Washington State at age 63.
Paul is survived by his spouse Susan Morrow, son David Morrow (Lynne) of Denver, CO, daughter Mary Brower (Chris) of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, granddaughter Beth Strickenburg (Andrew) of Denver, CO and great-grandson David Strickenburg of Denver, CO. The family will have a private graveside service at North Grove Cemetery in Celina, OH. The family requests that any memorial be made to Otterbein Lebanon Community Methodist Church or Otterbein Lebanon Benevolent Fund.
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