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George A. Moran, 80, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:35 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. He was born January 3rd, 1933 in Granite City, the son of late Theodore Moran and Margaret (Perkins) Moran. He was married to Garnet (Griffith) Moran on August 1, 1953 at the Methodist Church in Granite City, Illinois, who still survives.
George served the community as Assistant Fire Chief at the Granite City fire department for 33 years before retiring in 1988. He also honored his nation by serving in the United States Army during the time of the Korean War. George loved working as a little league football coach for many years and his passions included tools, woodworking, and watching sports. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Garnet Moran; his 4 sons: Michael (Kim) Moran of Edwardsville, IL, Keith Moran of Granite City, IL, Clifford (Kim) Moran of Granite City, IL, and Timothy (Clara) Moran of Granite City, IL; 2 daughters, Terri (Lonny) Schiller of Troy, IL, and Cathleen Moran of Edwardsville, IL; and 14 grandchildren: Lauren, Katie, Luke, Ryan, Lisa, Nikolas, Erin, Sarah, Joseph, Maggie, Jori, Owen, Evan, and Ian.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Illinois on Tuesday, April 2nd from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where services will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd at 10:00 am with Reverend Jim Donohue officiating. Memorials may be made to the
and may be accepted at the funeral home.
Published in Edwardsville Intelligencer from Mar. 30 to Mar. 31, 2013