Mr. Warren P. A. Gorrow, 74, 1431 State Route 37, Akwesasne, entered into eternal rest early Friday morning, May 27, 2011, at Massena Memorial Hospital.
Warren was born December 24, 1936, Akwesasne, the son of Albert and Iva McClatchie Gorrow. He attended the St. Regis Mohawk School and Bombay High School.
On February 20, 1960, he married Shirley J. Mainville, at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fort Covington, with Father Burns, officiating.
Warren was a proud member of the Laborers Local 322 for over 56 years. He was one of the original members when the local was started by Sam Agati in 1956. Warren was a labor steward on all the major projects during that time before he was moved into the office as the field representative and training director. He was elected secretary treasurer of the local in 1987 and served in that capacity until his retirement in January 2000.
Warren was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church in Hogansburg. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he first joined the Malone Council before transferring to Fort Covington, then Hogansburg. He was also a member of the St. Regis Mohawk Senior Citizens.
In addition, he enjoyed his tractors, bird watching, gardening as well as watching Jeopardy on the television and walking at the mall with friends. He was always a jokester. Warren will be best remembered by those who knew him well as having a passion for politics and his beloved Atlanta Braves and Toronto Maple Leaves.
Warren is survived by his wife, Shirley; three children, Craig and Debbie of Akwesasne, Christopher of Akwesasne, and Cherie and Chris Jock of Bombay; five grandchildren, Sara, Jessee, Brandon, Clark Hunter Gorrow, and Zachary and Ciera Jock; two great-granddaughters, Kadence White and Autumn Gorrow; step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; a sister, Martha and Donald Lauzon of North Tonawanda; two brothers, Allan Gorrow and Marshall and Brenda Gorrow, both of Akwesasne; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Tarbell of Syracuse; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, Clark A. Gorrow, on November 26, 2001, and two brothers, Carl Gorrow and Albert Tarbell.
Friends may call at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, Tuesday, at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Hogansburg, with Rev. Martin A. Cline, celebrating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Bombay.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Akwesasne Mohawk Ambulance.
Condolences may be made online at www.donaldsonfh.com.