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R. Peter Morrow III, former assistant corporation counsel for Buffalo

May 12, 1945 – Dec. 19, 2015

R. Peter Morrow III, an attorney and former assistant corporation counsel for the City of Buffalo, died Saturday after a long illness. He was 70.

Born in Cleveland, Mr. Morrow graduated from Canisius High School and received a sociology degree from Syracuse University in 1967. After doing graduate work at the New School for Social Research, he moved back to Buffalo to work as an interviewer for the 1970 census. He graduated from the University at Buffalo Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1974. His law career spanned more than 40 years in both public service and private practice, ending only a few months before his death.

While working for the city Law Department, he served as liaison to the Army Corps of Engineers during the Blizzard of ’77. He worked for several law firms, including Pfalzgraf, Beinhauer and Menzies, and also represented the Oracle Charter School.

Mr. Morrow volunteered for several nonprofit organizations and his interests included photography, music, art, religion and political philosophy.

He is survived by his wife, the former Suzanne Keefe; two sons, Robert and Harold; two brothers, David and Daniel; and a sister, Rebecca.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s-Grace Episcopal Church, 51 Colonial Circle.