John E. Morrow III (76) passed away on April 19 due to complications from his decades battle with Parkinson’s. John was born October 14, 1945, to John E. Jr and Katharine. His family knew him as Eddie while his friends called him John or “Turk.”
John resided in the Washington DC area until he moved to the Fort Lauderdale/Coral Springs area in the late 70’s. He relocated to the Delmarva area in 2021 to be closer to family. He served in the Army and graduated from the University of Maryland in College Park. He was very proud of being an elementary school teacher early in his career, but Florida beckoned. He owned and operated a marketing and graphic design shirt business for over three decades.
John was an avid sports fan. He followed his native Washington professional sports teams as well as his adopted south Florida teams. He could talk Nationals and Marlins with you. The Maryland Terrapins teams were also a passion, although you could talk to him about the University of Miami Hurricanes as well. Rarely was he without a ball cap and his collection mirrored his favorite teams. John also loved his golf – playing, watching, talking or attending tournaments you name it. He was able to attend the Masters. Playing cards – poker was his forte. He hardly ever turned down an opportunity to play cards with someone. Needless to say, he loved to win at every card game.
He is survived by his brother James and his sister-in-law Joyce. John has many cousins and other family members and friends located around the country that cared for him. He possessed a dry sense of humor that his friends and family will miss.
John benefited greatly with his association with the PAN Foundation. The Patient Access Network Foundation has an affiliation with the Parkinson’s Foundation - Disease Fund among other organizations to grant access to vital medication that might not otherwise be afforded to the patient. This access is available through grants to qualified patients. For more information, please see www.panfoundation.org. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in memory of John Morrow.