Moran, Gerald (Dalton)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Gerald E. Moran
Gerald E. Moran

Gerald E. Moran, age 92, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life Monday afternoon, October 8, 2018.

He was born July 29, 1926 in Bonfield, Ill., a son of the late Thomas and Mable Kirchner Moran. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Raymond, Robert, Billy Joe, and Frances Moran; and sisters, Rose Mary Fisher, Marilyn Theesfeld, and Mable Clark.

He proudly served in the United States Navy from May 4, 1944 until July 26, 1947. He was a member of the American Legion Post 112 in Dalton and American Legion Post 842 in St. Anne, Ill. He was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his loving wife of  72 years, Roma Lee Moran; sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald B. and Jody Moran of Loganville, Ga., Daniel R. and Doreen Moran of Chapel Hill, N.C., Stephen G. and Catrina Moran of Arlington, Va.; daughters and son-in-law, Sharon B. Abhalter of Hilton Head Island, SC, Susan E. and Lane Hill of Covington, Ga.; sister, Barbara Theesfeld of St. Anne, Ill.; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. 

Rosary service will be held Friday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel followed by Military Honors by the American Legion Post 112.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. on Friday. Honor Guard will be provided by The Knights of Columbus.     

Ponders Melrose Chapel is in charge of arrangements, Dalton, GA. (706) 226-4002. 

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