William Herron Morrow
September 5, 1932 – September 23, 2020
William Herron Morrow quietly died at home in the company of family on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. He spent the first part of his 88 years in Trafford–a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA. After graduating high school as valedictorian, he briefly worked at the Westinghouse steel mill until he met and married Mary Louise Lipp, a nursing student with his sister. He went on to secure his Masters in American + European History via stints at Clarion State College, Ohio University, and West Virginia University.
He was a professor at Glenville State College but the role he most cherished was that of the assistant baseball coach for the Pioneers. They moved to central Florida in 1986 where he taught at Webber University and established the Women’s Fastpitch Softball Program, which he ran for the four years.
He only recently retired when Mary became too ill to care for herself two years ago, finally relinquishing his teaching duties. He was an avid long-distance runner until late in his life and enjoyed sports.
His loving wife of 62 years died only a short 3 months ago, and we can now rejoice that they have been reunited. It was their desire that their ashes be spread on the coasts of Newfoundland + Ireland.
He is survived by his sister Ferne (Pittsburgh), son Keith (Naples), as well as three grandchildren–Alyssa (San Francisco), Bryce (Richmond), and Alex (Naples). A Memorial Service will be held at Fuller Funeral Home in Naples at 7pm on Wednesday, September 30, which will also be streamed live. Donations to Avow Hospice of Naples are requested in lieu of flowers.