William Morris, 86, of Old Forge passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at Geisinger CMC Hospital, Scranton. He was born in Wyoming April 28, 1935 and was the son of the late John and Mary (Schneck) Morris.
Billy was a member of Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge. He was a graduate of St. John’s High School, Pittston, and a graduate of the University of Scranton, where he was employed as an operations director after his retirement from the Tobyhanna Army Depot. He was also a lifelong Member of The Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter, and the Pittston Knights of Columbus.
Billy was a man of great character, intelligence, and had a heart of gold. He was fiercely devoted to his wife, Ann, and together they created a home and a life of great elegance, beauty, and fulfillment. Near the end of her life, Billy cared for Ann with an unprecedented degree of tenderness, and all were inspired by the depth of their connection.
Billy was an avid reader and had a deep interest in many different topics which made him an excellent conversationalist who truly engaged those he met. He was cherished by his sister, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews whose lives have been made richer in having known him. Billy will be deeply missed by his family and by his close friends
who treasured his loyalty, caring nature, and companionship.
In addition to parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Ann F. (DeSanto) Morris, who died December 29, 2017, and his brother John Morris.
He is survived by his sister, Imelda Kormos, of Philadelphia, his niece Mary Kay Giorno, and nephews; John Morris, Harold J., Michael and Dr. William Kormos, and Gary and Ronald DeSanto. Also surviving are many great nieces and nephews, and wonderful friends.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at 10:00am at Prince of Peace Parish Church, 123 W. Grace St., Old Forge with Fr. August Ricciardi officiating. Friends may call for visitation at the church on Wednesday morning from 9:00am until time of mass. Interment will be held at the Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton. AMVETS Honor guard of Greater Pittston will provide military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN.