AUGUSTA, Ga. - Philip Moran died peacefully at home in Augusta, Georgia, on February 27, 2016. Deeply loved by family and friends, he will be missed immensely. Born on July 11, 1923, in NYC, he was a gentleman, kindhearted, generous and intelligent with a dry and unique sense of humor. A jazz trumpet player in NYC bands in the 1940s, played such places as the Rainbow Room and Asbury Park. During WWII he was in the 379th Army band. He married the late Julia Porcelli, moved to then-country Elmsford and graduated from Columbia University. He was a reporter, writer and editor at numerous newspapers including the Ossining Citizen Register, Patent Trader, White Plains Reporter Dispatch and Greenburgh Inquirer. He had been a longtime widower when he fell in love with and married the late Barbara Lyons (formerly Moore). During these years he was an adjunct college professor. Phil was also a devout Catholic, activist and parishioner of Mt. Carmel and St. Mary on the Hill. Phil was also predeceased by brother James and granddaughter Donna Lever Monk. He leaves behind his children, Tery Moran-Lever (late Everett) of Northfield, N.J., Angela (Thomas) Connolly of Stamford, Ct., Joseph (Marie Maud) Moran of Greenburgh, N.Y. and Lauren (Timothy) Petteys of Malden-on-Hudson, N.Y.; his brother Edward (Emma) of Syosset, N.Y.; grandchildren, Sapphire, Shane, Miranda, Danielle, Tammy, Sam, Claire; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Caitlin; great-great-granddaughter Avianna; many loving friends including Frances Speer of Augusta and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Services were held on March 12 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Elmsford, N.Y., burial at Mount Calvary Cemetary. Arrangements were handled by Ballard-Durand Funeral & Cremation Services (Elmsford Chapel). Memorial service in Georgia at a later date.
Ballard-Durand Funeral & Cremation Services
72 E Main St
Elmsford, NY 10523
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Mar. 20, 2016