HARDING -- J. Brian Moran died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York City.
Born in Jersey City, he resided in Essex Fells for 21 years before moving to Harding Township in 1998. He was the founder and president of Parkway Mortgage Inc. of Kenilworth, building the company to over 800 employees. He was a trustee to the Academy of St. Elizabeth, a member of the Mortgage Council of New Jersey, a member of the New Jersey Mortgage Associations, and a member of the Licensed Lenders Advisory Board.
He was a Knight of Malta, a trustee of Houses to Homes in Guatemala, was actively involved in the Appalachia Youth Group and the Boys and Girls Club of Paterson, and a member of the Church of Christ the King in New Vernon.
He was an active member of Baltastrol Golf Club, Spring Lake Golf Club, the Breakers Golf Club in Palm Beach, Fla., Sailfish Club of Palm Beach, Fla., and a former member of Essex Fells Country Club.
He is predeceased by his son, J. Brian Moran II.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Cynthia Bergwall Moran; daughter, Regan Moran Fitzpatrick and son-in-law, Robert John Fitzpatrick; daughter-in-law, JoLynn Frascino Moran; his five grandchildren, Joseph Brian Moran III, Lily Mae Moran, Farrell Robert Fitzpatrick, Faith Mariah Fitzpatrick, and Finbar Brian Fitzpatrick; sister, Sharon Moran Callahan and brother-in-law, Timothy Callahan; brother, J. Kevin Moran and sister-in-law, Judy Moran; brother-in-law, Victor A. Bergwall and sister-in-law, Patricia B. Bergwall; his sister-in-law, Sheila Byrne (deceased) and brother-in-law, Edward J. Byrne; sister-in-law, Nina Dugan and brother-in-law, Kevin J. Dugan; 16 nieces and nephews; and 24 grandnieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of Christ the King, Blue Mill Road, New Vernon, on Monday at 10:30 a.m. Interment is in the New Vernon Cemetery. Please omit flowers, but those who wish may make a contribution to: From Houses to Homes Guatemala, c/o Mr. Joseph Collins, X12 Farmhouse Lane, Morristown, N.J., 07960.
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Published by The Daily Record from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2008.