Robert J. Moran
AGE: 77 • Ocean Township
Robert J. Moran, 77, passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at home in Ocean Township. He was born in Yonkers, NY, and lived in Oceanport for 30 years before moving to Ocean Township. Robert was a parishioner of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in West End. Bob was larger than life to all those lucky to have known him; whether it was on the golf course at Old Orchard Country Club or enjoying summers at Peninsula House. People gravitated towards his joy of life, his sense of humor and his tremendous laugh. Bob was a 1956 graduate of Manhattan College and then graduated Naval OCS, Newport, RI, before serving on the USS Spiegel Grove as a Lieutenant JG. He spent his professional career as a senior executive of outdoor media at Foster & Kleiser Company, and then at 3M National Advertising until his retirement in 1996. He was also a founder of the Dinosaur Club, a fellowship of professionals from the golden age of NYC advertising. Bob was a lifelong Mets fan and season ticket holder of his beloved New York Giants for 53 years, happily watching one last win this past Sunday.
He is predeceased by his parents, John and Catherine (Whalen) Moran; his daughter, Cathleen; and his brother-in-law, J.J. Cunningham. Surviving is his loving wife of 52 years, Carol C. Moran of Ocean Township; his devoted children, son Tod Moran, daughter, Patti Moran, his son-in-law, Michael Elisha; his brother-in-law, Edward I. Cunningham; and his beloved granddaughter, Kate Elisha.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at St. Michael's, West End. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent in Robert's memory to the Kate's Foundation for Melanoma Awareness and Research at katesfoundation.com
or via mail to 13 Eagle Nest Road, Colts Neck, NJ 07722. Please visit Robert's memorial website available at www.johnedayfuneralhome.com