William P. Moran, 82, vet, was former NYC firefighter

By on March 14, 2013

William P. Moran, 82, of Ephrata, went to eternal rest on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was a strong man who fought a painful battle with Alzheimer’s disease for the last 10 months.

Bill was born in the Bronx, N.Y., son of the late Michael Moran and Julia Kelly who were both from County Mayo, Ireland.

A Korean War veteran, Bill served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Peregrine. He worked several years for the P.A. Railroad and was a proud New York City firefighter for 26 years.

Bill was a third degree knight in the Knights of Columbus and a member of AARP 4221 of Centerville.

Bill is survived by his loving and caring wife, Ellen Mary (Lohan) Moran, with whom he would have celebrated 54 years of marriage this year.

Also surviving is a son: Bill G., husband of Sue Moran, of Olney, Md.; two daughters: Virginia, wife of Wayne Barr, of Lebanon; and Alana Moran of Ephrata, partner of Christopher Booth, of Millersville; grandchildren: Kevin Yrizzary, Claire and Will Moran; and brother: Joseph Moran, of N.Y.

Bill was preceded in death by a daughter: Julia; two brothers: Eugene and James, and a sister: Mary Smith.

Viewings were held March 10 and 11 at Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals, Ephrata.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at O.M.P.H. Church, Ephrata on March 11. Final commendation and farewell followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ephrata.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Lancaster Hospice and Community Care.

To honor Bill make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association Tributes http://act.alz.org/goto/WilliamMoran

To offer your condolences visit gravenorhomeforfunerals.com.

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