Frank C. Morrow, a Niagara Mohawk retiree and World War II veteran, died Tuesday in Brothers of Mercy Nursing Home, Clarence, after a lengthy illness. He was 86.
A Buffalo native and longtime Town of Tonawanda resident, Mr. Morrow graduated from Seneca Vocational School in 1938. During World War II, he served in the European Theater with the Army Air Forces and rose to the rank of sergeant.
For his first 30 years with Niagara Mohawk, beginning in 1940, Mr. Morrow worked at the Huntley Steam Station in the Town of Tonawanda as a boiler operator. He then worked as a traveling operator for 10 years, conducting high-voltage switching at distribution stations.
He was based at Niagara Mohawk's Dewey Avenue Service center when he retired in 1980.
Since 1948, Mr. Morrow was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society. He also was a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus as well as the Town of Tonawanda Irish Club and Niagara Mohawk Pensioners.
As a league bowler, he won many trophies. He enjoyed recreational walking and was a familiar sight to his Town of Tonawanda neighbors. He also collected stamps and coins.
Mr. Morrow married Molly Delaney in 1946. She died in 1986.
Survivors include a daughter, Erin M. Mancuso of the Town of Tonawanda; two sons, Patrick J. of Cheektowaga and Michael F. of Amherst; a sister, June Mick of Bagdad, Fla.; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Friday in Blessed Sacrament Church Town of Tonawanda. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.