John P. Moran

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John P. Moran, 80, of Cressona and formerly of Nanticoke, passed away Wednesday morning at Schuylkill Medical Center South, Pottsville.

Born in Wilkes-Barre Township on Dec. 31, 1932, he was a son of the late John and Ada Bachstein Moran. He was a 1950 graduate of Nanticoke Area High School and earned a bachelor's degree from East Stroudsburg State Teachers College and a master's degree from the University of Scranton. He was an educator, employed by Schuylkill Haven Area School District, Silver Lake Area School District and also in New Jersey. His last employment was as a district manager for the National Federation of Independent Business.

John was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of St. Ambrose Church, Schuylkill Haven.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Jacqueline Moran Welby; sister Madlyn Griffin; infant sister, Marian; and brother, James Moran.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Rosemary Gutkoski Moran; two sons, Mark, and his wife, Lilibeth, Wyckoff, N.J., and Kenneth, Bloomsburg; son-in-law, Sean Welby, and his wife, Susan, Harrisburg; sister Mary Ruth Lushefski, Nanticoke; granddaughters, Erin Welby and Kathryn Anne Moran; niece, Eileen Sadowski; and nephew, Joseph Lushefski.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Faustina Parish. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Relatives and friends may call Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m.
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Kearney Funeral Home, Inc.
173 E. Green Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634
(570) 735-0150
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Published in Times Leader on Mar. 8, 2013
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