Vernon J. Morrow, 89, of Bloomingdale, died at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, after a long illness, on July 30, 2014.
Mr. Morrow was born in Plattsburgh on May 30, 1925, the son of Herbert and Stella (Blair) Morrow.
He was predeceased by his mother, father, seven brothers and six sisters, and is survived by one brother, Ted Morrow, and one daughter, Dianne Morrow Santerre, and Ted's daughter, Cindy Morrow.
Mr. Morrow worked for Hyde Fuel at the Nice 'n' Easy Shop on Lake Flower Avenue for many years before he retired and will be missed by many.
Vernon enlisted in the United States Marine Corp at the age of 17 on Aug. 24, 1942. After basic training he served at Pearl Harbor, Maui, the Marshall Islands, Tulagi, Guadalcanal and New Caledonia before being wounded on the island of Guam on July 25, 1944, and was awarded the Purple Heart. He also received the combat Action Ribbon, the Navy Unit Citation with one Bronze Star, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic/Pacific Medal with two Bronze Stars, the victory medal and the Conspicuous Service Medal.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. There will be no calling hours. Interment will take place in St. Bernard's Cemetery at the convenience of the family.