John A. “Kip” Morrow Jr. MD, 57, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 22, 2023 in Allegheny General Hospital. He was born in Rochester, PA on February 4th, 1966 the son of the John and Matilda Morrow, formerly of Raccoon Twp. He was a 1984 graduate of Hopewell Area High School, 1988 summa cum laude honors graduate of Geneva College, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania. While in school, he played baseball with Raccoon Boys Club, Hopewell Varsity Baseball team where he was a co-captain and the Hopewell American Legion. He was a member of the West Newton Sportsmen’s Association and the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Kip enjoyed spending time antiquing, collecting guns, tinkering around his house, photography, and reloading ammunition. He loved all Pittsburgh sports and was a Pittsburgh Penguin’s season ticket holder. The thing he loved the most was watching his beloved nephew, Nathan, play baseball for Central Valley, Pittsburgh Diamond Dawgs, and Pittsburgh Fusion teams. He became lovingly known as “Uncle Buck” amongst the baseball families who he was generous with his photography skills and providing a cooler full of drinks to the players. Being a medical doctor was his life’s calling. He was a primary care physician working at various hospitals in the Pittsburgh area which included Allegheny General Hospital, West Penn & Westmoreland Regional. He was most recently employed by LIFE Pittsburgh, which he enjoyed the most. His entire career was spent performing a job that he loved in a caring and ethical manner while making his patient’s lives better. Kip was a very kind, giving and extremely generous man who was a perfectionist and no-nonsense kind of guy. He will be greatly missed by many.
He was proceeded in death by his grandparents Mike and Olga “Mum and Papa” Briscoe, and Helen “Gram” Morrow and Diane “Aunt Sissy” VanLeeuwen. He is survived by his parents, John and Matilda “Tillie” of Brighton Twp., his two sisters: Melissa “Missy” & Brian Angelo of Monaca Heights; Michelle “Tinky”/ “Aunt T” Morrow of Industry; his pride and joy nephew, Nathan Angelo; a loving girlfriend; many dear friends and their families including Quinn & Carol Lundberg, John & Dana Graham, Dave & Susan Guerrieri, Kate Robson and Jay & Denise Wheelock. He is also survived by his special relatives of the Vanleeuwen, Shemer, Steele, and Lombard families and numerous beloved coworkers, friends and his cat Nootzie.
Friends will be received on Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 2~4 & 6~8pm in Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa where a funeral service will be held on Friday, October 27, 2023 at 11am.
Private interment in John Anderson Cemetery, Raccoon Twp.
John will live on by helping others through death as he did in life as a CORE Donor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Valley Extra Innings Club (CV Varsity baseball team) https://givebutter.com/Q9dVyt or to the West Newton Sportsmen’s Association 35 Sportsmans Rd. West Newton, PA 15089.