James Edward Morrow, 80, formerly of Idyllwild, died from cancer of the throat Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at Pt. Loma Convalescent Hospital in San Diego.
He was born June 28, 1922, in San Diego.
He attended Florence Elementary, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. High and San Diego Sr. High schools.
During his senior year of high school, he commanded the greater San Diego ROTC Brigade as Cadet Lt. Col.
During World War II, Mr. Morrow worked in the metal-cutting department at Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Company and attended night classes at San Diego State College.
In 1946, he joined Union Title and Trust Company, starting in the Meets and Bounds Department and rose to vice president.
In the 1960s, Mr. Morrow joined the Foodmaker Corporation (now Jack-In-The-Box Inc.) where he became director of property acquisition and lease agreements.
He is listed in the “Strathmore’s Who’s Who of Businessmen” and was National Registered Arbitrator.
He retired in 1996 and became a full-time resident of Idyllwild.
As a longtime member of the Kensington Community Church, he served as its financial officer.
He also was active with his kids in the YMCA Intramural Swimming activities.
At one time, Mr. Morrow drove British sports cars and was a member of the Sports Car Club of America and the Four Cylinder Club of America.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marjorie Smith Morrow, now living at the Silvergate Suites in San Marcos; his son, James Richard Morrow of San Diego; his brothers-in-law, R. Warren Smith and wife Jean Gilfillan-Smith of Borrego Springs, and Douglas McArthur of San Diego; nephews Bob Smith of Orange, Duncan McArthur of Denver and Bruce McArthur of San Diego; goddaughter Pamela Farnworth of San Diego and godson Craig Burgess of Seattle.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Joyce.
Mr. Morrow’s ashes will be scattered at sea in a private ceremony attended by immediate family and friends for 55 years, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Burgess.
A memorial is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9 at the Kensington Community Church, 4773 Marlborough Drive, San Diego.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the San Diego Hospice, 4311 Third Ave., San Diego, CA 92103.