A. “Lou” Morton, 88, of Rocky Hill died peacefully
on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. He was born June 24,
1926 in Hamilton, OH to Clarence and Mary (Hill) Morton.
Lou enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at seventeen
and served during WWII seeing action in the Pacific
on Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa as well as participating
in the occupation of Japan. Upon his discharge he
attended Miami of Ohio University.
college he began a thirty-five year career in radio
and television spinning music, reporting news and
providing sports coverage. He worked at stations in
Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Miami, Atlanta and Detroit
before settling in Connecticut. At WPOP in Hartford
he was the morning DJ known as “Kilroy,” then
became Sports Director and eventually Program Director.
He would later move to WATR in Waterbury where he
was host of the morning show for many years. During
his career in Connecticut he worked at stations in
Hartford, New Haven and Waterbury. When he was not
on the airwaves he enjoyed playing golf as well as
performing on stage, which he did with local theater
companies in Miami, Atlanta, Hartford, Glastonbury
and Rocky Hill.
is survived by his sons Lance Morton of Vernon; Larry
Morton and his wife Kelly of Sugar Land, TX; grandchildren
Cara Morton and Connor Morton of Sugar Land, TX, and
Eliana Morton of Naugatuck; his former wife Lois (Jirschele)
Morton of Rocky Hill and sisters Katie Smith and Betsy
Bechtel of Lima, OH. He was predeceased by his daughter
Lori Ann, and his brothers Tom, Mark and Jerry.
Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Monday,
November 17, 2014 at 10:00am at St. James Church,
767 Elm Street, Rocky Hill, CT. Burial with military
honors followed at the State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown,
WPOP's Lovable Lou Morton