William E. Pascoe IIIFederal Reserve executiveWilliam E...

June 26, 1994

William E. Pascoe III

Federal Reserve executive

William E. Pascoe III, vice president of the Baltimore branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, died June 14 of a heart attack at his Homeland residence. He was 52.

He began his career in 1963 with the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond, Va., and in 1971 came to Baltimore as general manager of check collections. He rose to become second in charge of the Baltimore branch.

Ronald B. Duncan, senior vice president of the bank and a friend for 30 years, said, "He was known for his gentleness, personality and sense of humor. He had a quick wit and a contagious laugh that helped during difficult and stressful times.

"In our off hours, we both shared a love of fishing and we'd go off on the Chesapeake and try to drown a few worms."

In recent years, he was fond of fishing for tuna off Oregon Inlet on North Carolina's Cape Hatteras, recalled his wife, the former Mary A. Morrissey, whom he married in 1961.

Born in Philadelphia, he moved in 1956 with his family to Richmond, where he was a 1958 graduate of Benedictine High School. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1963 and his master's in 1969 from the University of Richmond.

He collected railroad artifacts, specifically items from the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. He was a member of the C&O Railway Historical Society.

He also had been a member of the board of trustees of the Wyman Park Health System for several years.

Other hobbies included researching his family's genealogy, vegetable gardening, biking, horseback riding and training Labrador retrievers, interests he shared with his wife.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Jacqueline M. Pascoe of Baltimore, Cheryl M. Pascoe Highfield of Short Hills, N.J., and Denise M. Pascoe of State College, Pa.; and a grandson.

He was a member of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered June 17.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 17025, Baltimore 21203.

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