Morris Willey

Morris Willey

Class of 1972 & 1974 

Alpha Delta Chi
Faculty & Staff 1976-2008

A message from the Contributors

Morris Willey, who died on June 10, 2008, came to Frostburg State as a student and made it his home. His educational specialty was the teaching of math, and guiding students at Frostburg State University became his life's work, culminating in his position as University Registrar.

Outside of work, he tried to live a "green" life, which included tending a large vegetable garden, raising chickens, and making maple syrup with his friends at the sugar camp. He met and married Vicki at the Deep Creek Yacht Club, where they became avid sailors and enjoyed racing their Flying Scott together nearly every weekend. As a valuable member of DCYC, Morris was voted Sportsman of the Year in 2007.

University colleagues mourning his death described him using terms like gentle, friendly, respectful, unpretentious and witty, or as one friend wrote, "just plain special."

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Madison Lee, Blair Yates, Katherine Tara and Jennifer Lindsay. He was a member of Alpha Delta Chi.