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Former Tucsonan Albert Morrow, a lawyer, died last year

Albert-Morrow-obitAlbert Morrow, 85, lost his battle with Lewy body dementia on Nov. 2, 2019.

Al was born to Harry and Rhea (Millman) Rosenblum on July 10, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York. Al grew up in Brooklyn, eventually moved to Valley Stream, New York, and graduated from Valley Stream Central High School.

Al attended New York University and received a law degree from St. John’s University. He practiced law in New York City for a number of years, but with a desire to head west, he got on a Greyhound bus and traveled as far as his money would take him. He landed in Tucson. At that time, Arizona had a one-year residency requirement before taking the bar exam, so Al served as a deputy sheriff for Pima County. He passed the Arizona bar exam and practiced law there for a number of years. Al relocated to Seattle in the 1970s, taking the bar exam again and starting a career in law that spanned the next 40 years. Al practiced medical malpractice in Seattle and later on Bainbridge Island.

Al was a lifelong athlete. He enjoyed running, swimming, skiing, and basketball, and bicycled through Vietnam, Turkey, Greece and the California wine country. He earned a brown belt in Karate in his late 60s and continued to swim until six months before his death. He loved boating and was a voracious reader.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Deborah Myers, and their children, Zachary Morrow and Jessica Skelton (Steven); his children from his first marriage, Lori Levari (Ronen), Hilary Kelly (Terry) and Adam Morrow (Kelly); grandchildren, Jaiden Skelton, Skye Levari, Ariel Levari and Ruby Morrow; and his beloved sisters, Marlene Greengrass (Floyd) of Las Vegas and Rhoda Sokal of Tucson.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a celebration of Al’s life will be held at a later date as soon as we are able to gather together again safely. Remembrances may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association or to a charity of your choice.