John Morrow, the Village Operations Manager, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 19th. Recently, Village Council recognized John for 30 years of faithful service. John was extraordinarily dedicated to the New Concord community. He took pride in the operations and aesthetics of the Village. John acted as a shepherd over New Concord; coming in early, staying late and working during weekends to ensure things were running smoothly.
He was a caring, hardworking, dedicated employee who always went out of his way to help his fellow employees. John was a mentor and beloved manager to his staff. His wisdom and knowledge of the Village is a tragic loss. As a longtime employee John knew the history of the Village, from buildings to water lines to handshake agreements, and this knowledge was invaluable.
As a community member John gave of himself constantly in order to improve the lives of others. He spent many years on the New Concord Volunteer Fire Department; he was passionate about John Glenn sports, especially basketball; and he dearly loved working with kids involved with 4-H. John loved his community but he also loved his farm life. He raised Boer goats and enjoyed spending time at his farm, Stoney Point Farms.
However, John’s true love was his family. John recently celebrated 42 years of marriage to his wife Mary. John and Mary were high school sweethearts and he cherished and adored her. The Morrows had four children and nine grandchildren. It was commonplace for John to brag about his son and daughters or to boast and show pictures of his beloved grandchildren. John was an exceptional man.
It is with heavy hearts that the employees of the Village of New Concord say farewell to John Morrow. You will be missed but never forgotten.