Bill Morrison, Jr. ’89

William P. “”Bill”” Morrison Jr., 42, of Wilmington, Del., formerly of Painesville, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

He was born Dec. 27, 1970, in the Bronx, N.Y.

Bill was the managing director for the business development and strategic operations at Global Debt Registry, LLC. Before that, he was a senior director in marketing for Sallie Mae, SVP – national sales execution executive and west division mortgage executive for Bank of America, chief executive officer for MBNA Spain and senior vice president for MBNA USA and Canada.

Bill was a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Class of 1993, Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, Mass., Class of 1989, Weston High School in Weston, Conn., and the Paideia School in Atlanta, Ga.

Bill was a very talented athlete. He played on the varsity baseball team at Miami University for three of his four years as a relief pitcher, and in high school he captained the baseball and football teams as well as the ski team where he toured Europe. Bill received many coveted awards, including 12 varsity letters while in high school. He loved history, traveling and start-up business execution. He was referred to affectionately as “”the Bisquegle Kid”” and “”Billy Mo.””

Bill was most proud of being a father to Aidan, Shane and McKenna Morrison of Painesville. He is also survived by his father, William P. (Sherri) Morrison of Corona del Mar, Calif.; mother, Anne Morrison Christian of Douglasville, Ga.; sister, Kelley (Patrick) Kennedy of Dallas, Ga.; brothers, Gregory (Jennifer Plasaj) Morrison of Elkton, Md., and Christopher (Heather) Morrison of Gaithersburg, Md.; nephew, Jack Kennedy; nieces, Hailey, Madeleine and Katelyn; grandmother, Jean Morrison of West Hartford, Conn.; and former wife, Erin S. Morrison of Painesville.

He was preceded in death by his son, Connor Morrison; and grandparents, Francis H. Morrison and Maurice and Therese Condon.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor.

Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Road, Concord Township. Interment will be at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Township.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation-Northeast Ohio Chapter, 6100 Rockside Woods Blvd., Suite 445, Independence, OH 44131.

3 thoughts on “Bill Morrison, Jr. ’89”

  1. It with a heavy heart I write this. Bill was the first person I met at Williston during my post-graduate year. Besides living together in Mem, we played together on the baseball team. He helped me adjust to life away from home and at Williston. My thoughts and prayers go out to Bill’s family. God Bless.

  2. My deepest condolences to the children family and friends of Bill. – a Williston classmate, Cara

  3. I am very sad to hear about Bill’s passing. Like Toby, he was one the first guys I met a Williston, and played football and baseball with him. As a catcher, we spent a lot of time together on the diamond and talking baseball light night in Mem. I was looking forward to the day where we would meet up again and reconnect. My condolences to the Family. His laughter is what I will remember the most.

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