Michael Burns Morrill

December 14, 1939 ‒ September 19, 2018

Delaware, Ohio

Michael Burns Morrill, 78, of Delaware passed away Wednesday evening, September 19, 2018 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus and will be sadly missed by his friends and family.

He was born December 14, 1939 in Columbus to the late Paul Donovan Morrill and Alice (Burns) Morrill. After graduating high school, Michael went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and was very proud that himself, his wife Marcia and several other family members graduated from there.

Michael served as administrator of the lunch program for Columbus Public Schools and was a longtime board member for the Board of Zoning Appeals for Berlin Township. He also served as treasurer for the EDCO Stock Club for many years. He was involved with old home real estate in the Franklinton area was a real life “Mr. Fixer Upper”.

He enjoyed mowing, going to the gym and traveling, seeing many places including Africa, China, Alaska, Australia, Mexico, and New Zealand. He also enjoyed woodworking, making clocks for the family, and he was an avid OSU Buckeye football fan.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 48 years, Marcia (Mays); children, John (Jean) Morrill of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Karen Burton of Columbus, Jeanne (Mike) Northcutt of Phoenix, Arizona, Laura (Ken) Gessner of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Mark (Louetta) Morrill of Hilliard, and Matthew (Nancy) Morrill of Dublin; 8 grandchildren; brothers, Daniel (Sandy) Morrill of Owosso, Michigan and Paul (Patty) Morrill of Vincentown, New Jersey; nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Richard “O.B.” Burton.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the Ohio State University, Ohio Union – Traditions Room.

Contributions in Michael’s memory may be made by visiting www.charitynewsies.org

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Morrill family.

To share a fond memory of Michael or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Mike was a beloved brother, father, husband, and friend. I loved to tease my brother in law although I am not sure he enjoyed it as much as I did. He and Marcia created a beautiful home and we all enjoyed their hospitality and their latest landscaping project. He took a lot of teasing within the family for his conservative views, desire to always be working, and his desire to stretch every dime. When he relaxed he could tell great stories right along with his similarly gifted brothers. I treasure my memories…rest in peace Mike

  • Rest In Peace – Uncle Mike!

    If words could comfort – I would say them. But as many of us would agree there are no words.

    It is complicated – as on one side – we know you are in God’s arms of Love and Mercy, yet you are missed.

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of those who knew and loved him!

  • I enjoyed the hospitality of the Morrill family on many occasions over the years at their home and remember Mike as a delightful host. I remember that he was tickled when Wanda, a trophy bluegill was caught in his pond. Please accept my sympathy. Thank you for letting me tag along with Karen and OB to many happy memories.

  • Mike was a trusted friend, as we both lived on E.N. Broadway in Columbus Ohio. We attended Aquinas College High School together and shared daily driving for a few years. Mike owned a 1955 Ford Station wagon with glass pack mufflers that would rattle the windows at Saint Mary of the Springs high school when we dropped of our riders. This drove the Nuns crazy and would wait out in the driveway waiting for him to scold him, He kept on doing it.

    I served with him in Berlin Township for a few years when he was on the Board of Zoning Appeals. Mike was a good Man. Will be missed

  • IT has been years since I have seen Mike, but Karen always kept us updated on
    him and her mom. My prayers are with the family during this time of mourning and adjustment.
    Art Norton