Wil Morioka was born May 1, 1934, in Wahiawa, Hawaii. He attended the Punahou School and was an outstanding scholar and athlete. Wil was awarded a Navy ROTC scholarship, allowing him to enroll in Princeton, where he majored in biology.
He went out for the fencing team and was a skilled foil fencer, starting on the first team all three years. During his senior year, he received All-Ivy League status.
Following graduation, he served his four-year military-service obligation as a carrier pilot. He married Jean Yoshida, a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Dec. 25, 1956.
Wil enrolled as a student at Thomas Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia and earned a medical degree in 1963. He then re-entered the Navy as a flight surgeon and completed his residency in 1972 in otolaryngology.
Wil settled down with his family in La Jolla, Calif., retired from the Navy in 1978, and retired from his career in 2001. He died Oct. 14, 2014.
He leaves behind his beloved wife, Jean; and four children, Leigh, James, Timothy, and Peggy. He enjoyed his retirement years during which he helped raise his grandchildren, Travis, Allison, and Tyler.