Leonard Francis Morrow
December 12, 1939 – February 23, 2022
Leonard F. Morrow was born on December 12, 1939, in West Chester, PA. He was the son of
Lewis Ellsworth Morrow and Helen Chandler Morrow. Len departed this life on February 23, 2022, in
Richmond, VA. He was 82.
Len attended Nether Providence High School in Wallingford, PA, graduating in 1958, where he
made many lifelong friends, whom he kept in contact with right up until his final days. Len served his
country proudly in the US Army. He then found his true calling over the next 35 years, working in the
Athletic Department at Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, PA. Len wore many hats during his time
at CHA. He was Equipment manager, a Physical Education teacher, a Football and Baseball coach, the
Athletic store manager and the Assistant to the Athletic Director. For him, not a day ever felt like “work”
because he loved being around all of the kids and watching them engage in their respective sports. He
loved the school and he loved making a difference in the many students’ lives that he had encountered
throughout the years.
Len enjoyed his time in the Army. His travels took him to Pusan, Korea, where he was stationed
and met his beloved wife, Mia, of 51 years. They married in July 1966 and together, navigated a beautiful
life, until Mia’s passing in 2017. Len and Mia raised their two daughters together and were always very
active participants in each of their daughters’ lives and the lives of their families.
Len was always a sports enthusiast. He enjoyed running and playing tennis for many years and
enjoyed watching the Philadelphia Phillies and the Philadelphia Eagles. He made friends easily wherever
he went and seldomly found himself at a loss for words. His presence will be missed by so many, who
were fortunate enough to have known him.
Len was preceded in death by his brother, Lewis Morrow and is survived by his sister, Nancy
Camarillo of Houston, TX and many nieces and nephews.
Left to carry on Len’s legacy, are his daughters, Julie O’Keefe (and son in law, Patrick), Linda
Williams (and son in law, CJ) and his five wonderful grandchildren: Jacob Williams, Connor O’Keefe,
Molly O’Keefe, Grace Williams and Jackson O’Keefe.
Interment will be private at a later date.
Julie & Linda,
I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great man and Coach! When I saw him he would never forget the time I caught the ball and won the Championship game. I would never forget him and the fun times we had. May his memory be eternal.😪
Thank you, Amelia ❤️
Julie – Thinking of you during this very difficult time. The loss is immeasurable, but so is the love left behind. Wow- what a handsome dad he was, too!! XO Blair
Thank you, Blair ❤️
Julie and Linda- your dad was a great man full of many adventures that he liked to talk about, but what he always talked about with great enthusiasm was how he felt so proud of the family he had and above all the love he felt for his dear wife, a man with a firm and strong character until the end. for me it was always a pleasure to talk with him and to have had the opportunity to meet him personally we will miss him a lot ❤️
Thank you, Jackie ❤️
Julie and Linda , I have so many fond memories of your Dad , he had such a amazing energy and personality. He was always so supportive of all your accomplishments and whenever I would bump into to him he would tell me how wonderful you and your families were doing , but always asked about my family first . He always showed genuine interest and compassion for my family as well. I have so many wonderful childhood memories with both your parents . I always said we had a great childhood with amazing friends and family . Our bonds have kept us all close over the years , and I truly have treasured every minute of it . There are so many stories I could share and laugh a lot just reminiscing, your father will be truly missed but I know he found peace and will reunite with your beautiful Mom❤️ Love to you both and your beautiful family’s.
Thank you, Kris❤️
Dear Julie and Linda,my heart goes out to you and your families,such a sad heavey day when I heard the news but the great memories and stories of the legend of Lenny Marrow will live on,peace be with you, Love Ron.Mcmullen
Thank you, Ron! I am just seeing your message. I hope you are well ❤️
I am not sure what brought Mr. Morrow (Lenny) to mind. Something reminded me of him so I looked him up. Please accept my sincerest condolences. I have fond memories of Mr. Morrow as our gym teacher ( volleyball nuke ’em) and as our 9/10 baseball coach. I remember when he coordinated a visit from Denny Doyle -Phillies 2nd baseman at the time – to sign our gloves. Great memories that have obviously stayed with me.
So sorry that I am just seeing this now. Thank you, Barnaby, for your kind words and for sharing your memories of our father. My sister and I are so appreciative.