Robert L. Moran(1930-07-23 - 2014-01-09)

ROBERT LAWRENCE MORAN, 83, died on January 9, 2014, at Northridge Medical Center, of natural causes. He was born in the Bronx New York, the eldest son of Robert L. and Eileen Kelly Moran. A 1949 graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, he then served in the Navy from 1950 until 1954. Bob lived in Florida and upstate New York before moving in 1958 to Los Angeles, working as a field sales engineer in the aerospace industry. He was a resident of the San Fernando Valley since 1960, and from 1981 until retirement in 1993 he worked for plant services at CSUN. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2805 in Canoga Park, serving four terms as its Commander. He will be remembered for his love of country, his loyalty to friends, his calm and straightforward manner in every circumstance, the ability and diligence he brought to every task, and a mechanical ingenuity that was a match for any problem. He was spare with words, measured and charitable in his judgments, appreciated for his wit, admired for his sharp mind and wide-ranging knowledge, cherished for his strong yet gentle character and his great personal kindness, and respected always for his independent spirit. He was his own man, through all the years of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Coast Guard Capt. Eugene E. Moran, in 2010. Survivors of Mr. Moran include his partner of more than 30 years, Kathryne Saravia and her five children, Jeff, Debe, Kellie, Kim and Keele; and five grandchildren; his former wife, Margaret Moran; and their three children, Robert, Paula and William; a brother, Peter E. Moran of Bonita Springs, Florida; and sisters Eileen Scully, Janice Moran, and Lois Moran, all of Naples, Florida; and Virginia Emerson of Long Beach, New York. A service celebrating Bob's life will held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at VFW Post 2805 in Canoga Park.

Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Feb. 15, 2014