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Clifford J. “Toddy” Morrow
Buxton- Clifford J. “Toddy” Morrow, 85, passed this life peacefully on January 1, 2011 at his home of 20 years in Buxton, NC, after a long illness. Born in South Heights, Pennsylvania, he was predeceased by his Father Clifford Sr. and Mother Blanche McCoy Morrow. A graduate of Aliquippa High School and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, he served as an Air Force Cadet in World War II. He was the 1984 Aliquippa “Man of the Year” award recipient.
A world traveler and adventurer, he was also an award-winning artist, sculptor and carver. He retired from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh after 38 years of service where he was responsible for the design and production of all exhibits including the world-renown “Hillman Hall of Gems and Minerals” and “Polar World.”
In Buxton, he was a member of the Cape Hatteras Anglers’ Club and the Bird Club. He sang in the Our Lady of the Seas Choir where he was also a Eucharistic Minister, usher, and greeter.
Surviving are his loving wife of 64 years, Dolores Valle Morrow; Daughter Janet Morrow Pate of Oak Park, Illinois; Son Jeffrey Todd Morrow of Powder Springs, GA; Grandsons Clifford David Pate of Charleston, SC and Blakeney Morrow Pate of Florence, SC; Daughter-in-Law Lisa Morrow and Granddaughters Emily Katherine and Erin Elizabeth Morrow, all of Powder Springs; and his sister Joyce Folland of Akron Ohio; along with many nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Parish in Buxton Wednesday January 5, 2011 at 11 O’clock am. Inurnment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Seas, PO Box 1565, Buxton, NC 27920 or Dare Home Health and Hospice, PO Box 1000, Manteo NC, 27954. Condolences may be expressed via the online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. Nags Head was entrusted with arrangements.