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James Wallace Morrow

December 17, 2021


Of Sarver, Pa, passed away on December 17, 2021 at the age of 72.  He is the loving husband of Patricia Hebda, father of Catherine V. Gregory (Robby) and James J. Morrow (Erin), grandfather of Lana Grace Morrow, brother of Robert B. Morrow (Jane) and Lois Anne Chirieleison (Michael), uncle and great uncle to many nieces, nephews, and he was a caring cousin.  He was preceded in death by his father J. Homer Morrow and mother Lois (Sampson) Morrow.  Jim was a dedicated teacher and a devoted friend.  He grew up in the Penn Hills neighborhood of Pittsburgh and attended college at Michigan State University, where he met his wife Pat, and earned a degree in Botany. He received his doctoral degree (PhD) in Biological Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh in 1990.  He was a professor in the department of Biology at the Community College of Allegheny County from 1990-1995, and a professor in the Department of Biology at Butler County Community College from 1995 until his retirement in 2017, where he taught Botany, Environmental Sciences and General Biology.  He enjoyed reading, gardening and conversing with friends and family. There will be a private burial service for family. The public memorial service will take place at a later date. Memorials in Jim’s name may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sarver, Pa. or The Pennsylvania Native Plant Society. Arrangements entrusted to TRENZ FUNERAL HOME, INC. Penn Hills

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