William “Bill” Bradley Morrow, 81, of Ocean View passed away peacefully Thursday, April 29, 2021, with his wife of 50 years, Suzanne Hudson Morrow, by his side at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. He fought bravely for 22 months against lung cancer.
Bill was the son of Harold F. Morrow and Claire Zimmerman Morrow of Phillipsburg, N.J. After high school, he worked in the hospital where his parents held jobs before entering the restaurant business in the Poconos, Pa., the Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla., and the Lido on Long Island, N.Y. He was drafted into the Army in 1963 where he became a cook and played baseball while stationed at Fort Bliss in Texas. He returned to the restaurant business and met his wife at Brandywine Race Track Club House where they worked as a waiter and waitress in Wilmington.
He left the restaurant business in 1969 and became a groom, then trainer and driver of harness horses. He and his wife married in November 1970. Bill remained in the harness horse business for approximately 12 years and then returned to the restaurant business after a serious racing accident at Ocean Downs. While recovering from his accident, he created scratch art drawings of animals and people’s pets. He also did some sign painting for a few years. He retired from the Grove Market in Bishopville, Md., in his early 70s.
Bill was an avid sports, Jeopardy and crossword puzzle fan. He was a great cook and provided his family with wonderful meals. Everyone thought he was a great, kind and funny person.
He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; and his two beloved daughters: Amy Morrow Schrei and her husband Erik, and Emily Claire Morrow; and a granddaughter, Sophie Schrei.
There will be a celebration of Bill’s life Thursday, May 6, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at the Ocean View Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 38040 Muddy Neck Road, Ocean View.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s name may be made to the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com