An artist who taught many to appreciate beauty and culture has passed. Bruce Charles Morrill, 67, died peacefully on May 18, 2017. A recent resident of Dayton, OH, Bruce grew up in Cuyahoga Falls. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Kent State University, he briefly taught Art in the Cuyahoga Falls Public Schools system. Upon earning his Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from KSU, he began his decades long career teaching design education, first at the University of Akron and then at Kent State University's School of Visual Communication Design, where he became a Professor of Art and Design.

He received an Addy Award, an Award of Distinction from the Ohio Museums Association, a Gold Award and Best of Show from the Cleveland Desk Top Publishers Group. His work is included in the design collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Bruce was also an accomplished musician, having played in rock bands since his teens. He enjoyed composing, recording, and performing music with his friends in venues throughout Northeast Ohio.

Dearly loved by his family, friends, students, and colleagues, Bruce and his dry humor, intellect, and kind, gentle heart, will be sorely missed. A celebration of his life is planned for June 15, 2017, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Lions Park Lodge, 641 Silver Lake Ave, Cuyahoga Falls, OH.

Bruce's family thanks his friends, some who were able to visit him and send him many cards and well wishes during his illness. Also, they thank the compassionate care given to him by the staff at the Suites at Walnut Creek. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Bruce's name may be made to: Suites at Walnut Creek, 2501 Keystone Club Drive, Kettering, OH 45439

(CFNP 6-11-17)