William J. Morris, 74

July 18, 2022

William J. Morris, 74, of Elizabethtown and formerly of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away , surrounded by his family, on Monday, July 18, 2022 at Lancaster General Hospital.

He was the husband of the late Linda Lyons Morris. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Elwood and Florence Nolan Morris and brother to David Morris.

Bill had worked as school bus driver for the Abington School District, and had assisted with funerals at the Richardson Funeral Home. Bill had also been a warehouse manager for ACME Markets in years passed.

He was a graduate of the Philadelphia Textiles and Science College and served in the US Army and Army Reserves.

He was a member of F&AM Philadelphia Masonic Lodge #9.

Bill enjoyed spending time with friends and family, especially with his grandchildren. He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan, enjoyed bowling, and was very athletic in his high school days, playing on his school’s baseball team, and later as an adult, in many softball leagues over the years.

He and his family attended Fox Chase United Methodist Church for many years and he was a man of strong Christian faith.

He is survived by his daughters: Allison married to Timothy Cleary of Bellefonte, PA, and Amanda married to Ronald H. Pfeiffer, Jr.; his grandchildren Bennett Cleary, and Clara and Garren Pfeiffer; his siblings Sylvia DeWald and Rose Young; and his girlfriend, Janice Goodall.

Services will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 10AM at Fox Chase United Methodist Church, 201 Loney St., Philadelphia, PA 19111. Bill’s family will receive friends prior to the service from 9-10AM. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Bill’s memory to or to the Office of Mission Advancement & Development, Masonic Charities, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 (please designate in the check memo line “William Morris/Fraternal Care” or to the American Heart Assn., 4250 Crums Mill Rd., Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17112.

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Condolences to the Family

August 01, 2022

Sorry for the loss of your Dad……I worked with hin in Phila and then Denver, Pa……..what a wonderful man, always in a great mood and full of laughter, a dry sense of humor.  These are the great memories I had of Bill.  Please know my thoughts and prayers are with his entire family at this very difficult time.
Eileen Johnson

July 29, 2022

My sincere condolences to Bill’s family during their time of sorrow. While working with Bill many years in Philadelphia and Denver PA, I’ll always remember his huge smile and laugh. Bill wasn’t your typical management personnel as he was fair with all he worked with. Bill will be sorely missed by all that crossed his path in life. Farewell and God Bless you. 
Bill Martorano

July 23, 2022

My heart hurts but I know he is with God

July 23, 2022

Your dad was a wonderful,  kind man with a contagious smile. I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. 

July 23, 2022


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Philadelphia, PA 19111
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