1952 - 2021 Handsome, thoughtful, with a warm wonderful smile and a great sense of humor, Barry Morris passed away from complications due to cardiac arrest and Myelofibrosis on March 1, 2021. He grew up in Eugene, Oregon, the third of seven brothers and one sister. There was always mayhem, love and a lot of pranks that continued even as the family grew into adults. The Morris legacy is to make each other laugh out loud - usually at the expense of fellow family members! Barry excelled in sports and was good at everything he tackled. His competitiveness contributed to his success in the business world. He worked as a Regional Director of Franchise Sales for Cendant and Choice Hotels International and made many friends and admirers along the way. He met his wife Jan at Kimo's Restaurant in Lahaina, Maui on St. Patrick's Day, 1977. They lived there for 5 years, moving to Colorado and Manhattan Beach, Ca. before marrying in 1988 and settling in the South Bay. His ashes will be scattered with Jan's on Maui where they first met and will always remain together. Aloha au ia oe. Though the past several years took a toll on him physically - life could not diminish his indefatigable spirit. He was never negative - always appreciative and loving to his wife, friends, family and the Doctors who treated him. Barry is survived by his wife, Jan; brothers Chris, Geoff (Laura), Jon (Theresa), Paul (LaVerna); sister Susan (Scott); Joanne Costa; brother-in-law Brian (Sarah) and nieces and nephews, Abi, Sophie, Nate, Eli, Ketan, Jack and Sam. A Mass and Celebration of Life will be held later this year. Donations can be made in Barry's memory to the Southern CA. Bulldog Rescue, P.O. Box 10313, Santa Ana, CA 92711
Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on May 2, 2021.