Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Shipmate Passing

It is with deep sorrow that I forward the following message:


Ed Moran Jr. just called to inform us that Ed Moran Sr. QM2 1951-1954 passed away early this morning.

Shipmate Moran's family address and phone number:
Edwin T. Moran.
5 Nichole Drive
Milton, DE 19968-9343


George O'Brien"

Here is the obituary for shipmate Edwin T. Moran, Sr. courtesy of Shipmate George O'Brien.

"Edwin Thomas Moran Sr., 79, of Milton, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

Mr. Moran was born in Baltimore, Md. to the late James P. and Mary Jane Clark Moran. He is also preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.

He was a machinist for Western Electric for approximately 30 years, retiring in 1979.

Mr. Moran was a U.S. Navy veteran, stationed on the Altair, McCord and the Darby. He was a member of VFW Post 7447 in Rehoboth Beach, American Legion Post 28 in Oak Orchard, a former state commander from 1990-91, past captain of the District 4 Honor Guard and attended the U.S.S. Altair Reunion.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Elizabeth Mae Moran of Milton; seven children, Deborah Wilfer of Baltimore, Md., William Moran of Rehoboth Beach, Patricia Strickland of Georgetown, Susan White and her husband Reggie of Hebron, Md., Edwin T. Moran Jr. and his wife Trisha of Milton, Elizabeth M. Wilson and her husband Walter of Georgetown and Melissa Chandler and her husband David of Millsboro; two sisters, Rose Chambers and her husband Austin, and Mary Jane January both of Baltimore; 10 grandchildren, Autumn, Jessica, Nicholas, Sarah, Raven, Emily, Walter III, Nichole, Austin and Cole; four great-grandchildren, Samantha, Gordy, Daniel and Hayden; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, May 23, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call after noon. Pastor Robert Hudson will officiate the service. Interment will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the District 4 Honor Guard, C/O Atwood Timmons, P.O. Box 565, Millsboro, DE 19966"

Thank for the information George!

Here are some memories of Shipmate Ed Moran from Shipmate Roger Wiggans:

"Please forward my sympathies to the Moran family.

I was a Moran striker for many moons. He did his best to train me on the wheel for GQ and transferring underweigh. I never could handle it as well as he could. He was the expert. We had a lot of fun, sweat and strain during those tense (for me) times.

You are in our thoughts and prayers,

Roger Wiggans, QM2
Altair - 1953-54"

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