John Moran

Obituary of John M. Moran

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John M. Moran, 77, of Carbondale, PA, decided to meet his wife and the love of his life, Theresa (Krisiak) Moran in the afterlife on December 16, 2021.

Born in Carbondale, PA, his parents were the late Placidia (Kerl) Moran and Patrick "Thatcher" Moran. He graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School in 1962. His yearbook reads " to come to school or not to come, Johnny usually chose the latter." That is because he preferred to be in the woods rather than school.

John was an avid outdoorsman to say the least. At any given time he would be found in the woods or by water. He loved dogs and always had one by his side, mostly hounds. His love for hunting and fishing lives on with his family. A walk in the woods with him was a common adventure for any kid. Whether it be skipping rocks, shooting frogs, or your first driving lesson at the age of 10, each of his family members has a story. He was also known to shoot the best buck in town from time to time and it was normal to receive a BB gun as a gift from him early in life. John was known for some famous advice and sayings, his two most famous were "quack, quack, quack" and "you ain't the best, but there's nobody better,"

John was a Vietnam veteran and very humble about his service to his country. He served in the 9th infantry, the "Old Reliables" deep in the Makong Delta protecting against insurgents. During his service he earned several Purple Hearts and multiple service metals including the Combat Infantry Badge.

John leaves behind many who have extensive love for him, including his "little girls," Kim and husband, Lou Piraino, Joanie and husband, Charlie Ewins, Sheryl Moran, and Erin "Boopers" and husband, Marco Gigliotti. He also adored his 9 grandchildren, Kaylee, Charlie, Addie, Lily, Rosie, Toni, Lila, Johnny, and Rocco. He loved his bond with his last living sibling, his sister, Joan and husband, Eugene Murphy. He also leaves behind many cousins, nieces, and nephews who have had many adventures in their lives because of him. Those stories will be shared forever.

John was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Rose Theresa Moran; his four brothers (all veterans), Bill, Joe, Pat and Francis "Mick" Moran; his loving dear sister, Dorothy Schermerhorn; and his beloved nephew, Sean Moran.

A graveside service with military honors was held Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township, PA.

Arrangements were entrusted to Edward A. Wade Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Carbondale, PA.

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Graveside Service

11:00 am
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Our Mother Of Sorrows Cemetery
400 State Route 106
Greenfield Township, Pennsylvania, United States
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