Born: March 22, 1934
Died: July 14, 2021
James Moriarty, 87, of Mark died on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at St. Margaret's Hospital with his loving family by his side.
Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, July 19, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Granville. Cremation rites were accorded following the service.
Jim was born on March 22, 1934 in La Salle to James F. and Goldie (Chiesi) Moriarty. He married Adeline Verda on May 15, 1954 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granville.
He attended Hopkins High School and worked at BFGoodrich Chemical Company, where he was a coal fire boiler operator before retiring in 1993. He was also Granville Township Supervisor for many years and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Jim enjoyed family and friends fishing trips every year, along with being an avid Cubs fan and a big supporter of all Putnam County Sporting events, especially boys' basketball.
Jim was an extremely proud grandparent and loved being involved in all aspects of his grandchildren's lives.
Survivors include one son, James A. (Mary Jo) Moriarty of Peru; two daughters, Sheila Moriarty of St. Charles and Kelly (Billy) Ossola of Granville; six grandchildren, Michele, James M., Christine Moriarty, Courtney, Jaclyn and Abby Ossola; four brothers, Ron "Puta" Moriarty of Mark, Ray "Duke" (Sue) Moriarty of Granville, Don "Skinner" (Judy) Moriarty and Jack (Charlotte) Moriarty of La Salle; and one sister, Kathleen "Tootsie" Kline of Granville
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Adeline Moriarty in 2017; one sister, Carrie Lynn; and brother, Kenneth.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be directed to Putnam County Community Center, Standard, Putnam County Athletic Boosters or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Pallbearers will be Ron "Puta" Moriarty, Ray "Duke" Moriarty, Don "Skinner" Moriarty, Jack Moriarty, James M. Moriarty and Billy Ossola, Roger Doyle and Doug Henkel.
Online condolences may be sent to his family at www.dcfunerals.com
Published by Putnam County Record from Jul. 15 to Jul. 21, 2021.