Robert Thomas Morrow
April 29, 1947 – July 5, 2018
Robert Thomas Morrow, age 71, of Union and Lavallette, New Jersey passed away on Thursday July 5, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born on April 29, 1947, in Elizabeth, NJ, Bob was the son of the late Robert E. and Ann Morrow. He was an alumnus of Saint Mary of the Assumption High School and a proud Eagle Scout.
He is survived by his loving wife Lorraine S. Morrow, three sisters Kathleen Morrow, Jeryl and her husband Timothy McNeilly, Patricia and her husband David Gordon, two brothers Matthew and wife Merlyn Morrow, Paul and wife Mari Nelli Morrow as well as 15 nieces and nephews.
Bob received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology Education at Seton Hall University before discovering his true passion for therapy and analytic work. He went on to complete a Master’s degree in School Psychology at Seton Hall. While working in the public schools as a school psychologist, he earned his PhD in Psychology at Fordham University, followed by his licensure to practice privately in New Jersey.
Bob profoundly enjoyed his work as an analyst and threw himself wholeheartedly into the training of new psychoanalysts. He served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall, Kean University, Monmouth University, and UMDNJ. He was a clinical supervisor at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAAP) and Pace University and completed postgraduate work at IPPNJ, later the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey (CPPNJ).
At CPPNJ, he served as Treasurer and Dean of Faculty, and he was a member of the Training Committee and Board of Directors.
Through this all, he also cultivated his private practice in Springfield and Westfield, New Jersey.
Outside of the office, Bob found true joy in the time he spent sailing on Barnegat Bay. He proudly served as Commodore of both Lavallette Yacht Club and the Barnegat Bay Yacht Racing Association.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit the McCracken Funeral Home 1500 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083 on Sunday July 8, 2018, from 1-6pm. A funeral mass will be held at Calvary Episcopal Church, 31 Woodland Avenue, Summit, New Jersey on Monday July 9, 2018 at 10am. Interment will follow in Graceland Memorial Park, Kenilworth.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob's name to Save Barnegat Bay (117 Haines Rd, Toms River, NJ 08753); the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of NJ Scholarship Fund (235 Main St. #184, Madison, NJ 07940); or to St. Mary of the Assumption High School (237 South Broad St., Elizabeth, NJ 07202).
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.McCrackenFuneralHome.com for the Morrow family.
- Visitation Sunday, July 8, 2018
- Mass Monday, July 9, 2018
- Interment Monday, July 9, 2018
Robert Thomas Morrow
July 9, 2018
Dear Lorraine and Family:
We are so very saddened to just learn about Bob's passing.
Please accept our most sincere condolences.
As you know I worked with Bob for several years, enjoying his company
and learning from his expertise. He was a team player and friend.
He will be missed.
Lorraine, we will be in touch with you soon.
In the meantime, we are sending you our love.
With deep sadness,
Madeline and Charles
Janet Palmieri-Mac Millan
July 7, 2018
The Morrow family is close to my heart. Our moms were friends, as Kathy & Jeryl we’re friends with my sister and me. I spent enough time at the Morrow house to know what a wonderful family they were (& are) and to know that Bobby was a great guy and brother. A piece of your spirit will go with him now. I am truly sorry for this tremendous loss you must endure. My love and prayers for all of you...
Kim & Jere Peterson
July 6, 2018
Will miss him at the Shore as a FRIENDLY neighbor. As I look out my dining room window, we can see their house. I first met Bob when it started to storm (quite a few years back) and realized that his car had the roof down and the trunk open. I quickly jumped over the small fence, knocked on his door. He said he had been cleaning the car, had gone in the house to rest and fell asleep on the couch. Not sure if the car was every the same again. But, we did get a good laugh later. Many days at the shore he would walk up to fish on the beach, catch nothing, but enjoyed the time. Used to tease him about having to go buy dinner, since he never seemed to catch the dinner. Enjoyed conversations with him at the fence and watching him pet & talk to our dog. And, the love for his wife, Lorraine, shown on his face when they talked.
Joanne and Cas Jakubik
July 6, 2018
In addtion to all he gave to ‘the world’ and maybe even more importantly , he was the devoted and loving husband to the love of his life and best friend Lorraine . Family was first for Bob and he was proud of each and every one of his clan . He was an unfailingly loyal and supportive friend to us for almost 40 years and we remember our travel adventures as ‘the best of times’. He had a ‘wicked good’ sense of humor ..could recite verse after verse of Yeats at the drop of a hat ...and saw the irony and joy of life in every situation . He was a very spirtitial man of great faith . The world is a little darker because he has journeyed on . He loved deeply and was loved in return. Rest in peace dear friend ..until we meet again.
July 6, 2018
The passing of a sibling takes a piece of your heart with them. May he sail home and be "raised up on Eagle's wings."
Ellen & George Anderson
July 6, 2018
With Bob's passing, a bright beacon on the Bay has gone dark...Bob was a truly kind and generous man, offering all he had to give to others each and every day with grace, intelligence and humor. Dear Lorraine and Bob's family will remain in our thoughts and prayers...Bob will be greatly missed...