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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 or via mail to 13 Eagle Nest Road, Colts Neck, NJ 07722. Please visit Robert's memorial website available at

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Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 2, 2013.
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January 6, 2013
CAROL,sorry to hear of Robert's passing,I will keep You in my prayers
Margaret Jodelka
January 4, 2013
Dear Carol, Tod and Patty I am so sorry to hear about your husband/dads passing. May god bless all of you with love,grace,lightand peace. All my best Sari Ledwitz Valentino
January 4, 2013
Bob Moran was one of the nicest people I met while working in NYC. The last time I saw him was in Tampa, FL when he was visiting his daughter in college. God bless Bob and his family and keep them in His care.
Robert Monroe
January 4, 2013
Dear Carol & Family,
Bob was a great man and friend. Will keep you in our prayers.

Jim & Michele Walls
Pinehurst, NC
January 3, 2013
Carol, I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I cannot find words to express my sorrow for your losses in the past few months. During difficult times I try to remember that we are all in God's heart and He is with us.
Carol Diforio-Ferraro
January 3, 2013
January 2, 2013
Sincere condolences to Carol, Todd and Patti and family.

John and Marion Gualtieri
January 2, 2013
Carol and Family, Sorry for your loss . Bob was a great guy.He will be missed. Regards Jim O'Brien
James O'Brien
January 2, 2013
Bob - we will miss your willing presence, supoort and sense of humor
Jim Tobin
January 2, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. I know losing a family member is hard. May you all draw close to God at this time.
January 1, 2013
The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.
fjohn reinke (mc1968)
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