MILLINOCKET – Kenton Edwin Morrow, 82, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. He was born Dec. 11, 1931, in Sherman Mills, the son of Ranie and Rita Morrow.
Ken, a graduate of Stearns H.S. in 1949, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War conflict. He married Maxine Raymond of Millinocket in 1955. Shortly after, they moved to Boston where Ken pursued his love of music, graduating from the prestigious Berkeley School of Music. Excelling in flute, clarinet and sax, he had the honor of meeting and jamming with Duke Ellington. Ken and Maxine returned to Millinocket where he began his 31 year career with the postal service, retiring in 1987. While working full-time, he completely remodeled their home, an accomplishment he was most proud of. From spring to late fall Ken and Maxine could be seen spending many hours enjoying their “front porch.” Self-taught in the art of veneering, he created numerous intricate marquetry items. In addition to music, he enjoyed gardening, reading, and fishing, particularly his many trips to Slaughter Pond. Throughout his life, in whatever peaked his interest, he would fully immerse himself and attain incredible proficiency.
Ken is survived by his wife, Maxine; daughter, Cynthia Hodge and husband, Stephen; daughter, Suzanne Sirois and husband, Roland; grandchildren, Shannon Sirois, Christopher and David Hodge; brother, Eldon Morrow; and many special relatives. He also leaves behind his beloved cat, Wesley.
A graveside service with military honors will be held in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to The Activity Fund at Katahdin Healthcare, 22 Walnut St., Millinocket, ME 04462. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.