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"CAH" 2003 Obituary


CAHILL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-08 published
MORRISSEY, Professor Emeritus Frederic
Resident of El Cerrito, California, and long time member of the Faculty of Berkeley's Haas School of Business, died February 27 at John Muir Hospital of complications from a brain aneurysm. He was 82 years old. Professor MORRISSEY is survived by his wife and best friend of 59 years Eileen, his son John (Kathy) of Ridgefield, Connecticut and daughter Patricia CAHILL (Brent) of Oakville, Ontario. He is also survived by ''the best grandchildren in the world'' Bob and Kelly MORRISSEY, Jonathan and Anne SEALEY, his sister Margaret BOURASSA (Rene) and numerous nieces and nephews. Professor MORRISSEY was born in Brantford, Ontario Canada and attended the University of Toronto as an undergraduate and graduate student. He then was awarded the Granville Garth Fellowship and attended Columbia University where he earned his Ph.D. in Economics. He joined the Berkeley Business School faculty in 1949, progressing through the academic ranks to full Professor of Business Administration. In addition to lecturing he served in a number of administrative positions including two separate terms as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. As a nationally recognized expert in finance and regulation of Public Utilities he was called upon by Governor Reagan to serve on the California Public Utilities Commission, which he did for 2½ years. Upon leaving the Commission he resumed his teaching career and served as a consultant and expert witness in utility regulation cases. Upon his retirement from the University in 1985, he was awarded the Berkeley Citation for Distinguished Achievement and Notable Service to the University. In lieu of flowers the family request a donation to a charity of personal choice. A celebration of his life is planned in Oakville in May.

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