Richard R. (Rich) Moran Jr., 73


It is with great sadness that the family of Richard R. (Rich) Moran Jr., 73 of Ellwood City, Pa announces his unexpected passing on Sunday, April 9, 2023 at the J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown WV. He was born April 4, 1950 in Bellevue, Pa, the son of the late Richard R. Sr. and Nancy (Dickinson) Moran.

Rich will forever be remembered by family and friends for his passion for cars, love of animals and tinkering in his garage. Rich was the true definition of hard-working and dedication. Not only to his career but his family. He was the first to offer a hand in any project as well as his opinion whether it was favorable or not.

Rich was a veteran of the United States Air Force and worked his entire career in the automotive industry. He is well known by family and friends for his quick wit and keen sense of humor.

He is survived by his mother Nancy of Pittsburgh; his loving and devoted wife of 48 years Deborah J. (Barna) Moran; his four children, Shawn (Tina Marie) Moran of Colorado, Jennifer LeGue Moran of Tennesee, Ryan (Hope Laughlin) Moran and Victoria (Charles) Reagle both of Ellwood City. His grandchildren Samantha, Haley and Xander.

Rich is preceded in death by his father, Richard R. Moran Sr., and his maternal & paternal grandparents as well as his uncle Burt.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 15th from 2 pm to 5 pm at Word Alive Church 124 Scenic Blvd Ellwood City.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Richard’s name to the ASPCA, Local Humane Society or by donating blood to the American Red Cross.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

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8 thoughts on “Richard R. (Rich) Moran Jr., 73

  1. Rich,
    Thank You for the kindness you showed me, for the early morning talks as we waited for our buses to warm up, and the laughes we shared. Rest easy S1.
    I will start your bus 1 last time.
    Deb and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Rich was a kind but honest person and truly loved yall so much. Many of our conversations revolved around our families. There was never any doubt as to how much he loved yall. Love and Prayers for strength and healing

  2. I just heard about Rich’s passing. We were neighbors to Rich, Debbie, Torrie, and Ryan for many, many years Rich was ALWAYS available to help my mom or dad especially as my parents’ got older and us kids moved away. THANK YOU Rich for always being so kind, helpful, and a such good friend You will be greatly missed but I’m hopeful that you and Bill are upstairs talking about cars and drinking coffee.

    Moran Family – I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this very difficult time.

  3. Friday Night Football just won’t be the same anymore. I will miss our sideline chats and laughter. Rest easy my friend. I will miss you. Sending my thoughts to the Moran Family – Rich was a special person. H.

  4. Rich, you were fun, loving, down to earth and funny as hell. I can still think of you riding your tractor with blueberry moonshine!
    Rest in paradise!!!! Best wishes to all the family!

  5. Rich and I were good friends from second grade through high school. While I hadn’t seen him in almost 50 years. His dad was a Ross Township policeman, and a true friend of the community. Rich looks like time had treated him very well. I will always remember the time that were were cruising in North Park and Rich decided to take the keys out of the ignition of my ’59 Chevy. (You could actually remove the keys on that model of car!) And then, he threatened to throw them out the window. LOL! Rest in peace, old friend.

  6. …I’m at his dining room table having some water and coffee and looking out the window at nothing, I feel a sense of comfort that he is here sitting with me having coffee – forever more he will always be right here with me. I love you dad.

  7. Hello,
    I did not know Rich Moran but met his daughter Jenn while she lived in California and would like to express my condolences to the family. May he Rest in Pease.

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