Ellen M. Mo­ran, pro­cure­ment spe­cial­ist

Baltimore Sun - - OBITUARIES - — Fred­er­ick N. Ras­mussen

Ellen M. Mo­ran, a re­tired Western Elec­tric Co. pro­cure­ment spe­cial­ist who rev­eled in her role as aunt to beloved nieces and neph­ews, died of heart dis­ease Sept. 30 at Heart Homes in Lutherville. She was 91. The daugh­ter of Ge­orge A. Craw­ley, a Bal­ti­more Tran­sit Co. street­car mo­tor­man, and Ellen M. Dunn Craw­ley, a home­maker, Ellen Marie Craw­ley was born at her par­ents’ home in the 1300 block of E. Lafayette Ave. in Bal­ti­more, where she was also raised.

She at­tended St. Paul’s parochial school at Caro­line and Oliver streets. She stud­ied for two years at Catholic High School un­til leav­ing af­ter her sopho­more year to take a job at the old Ch­e­sa­peake & Potomac Tele­phone Co.

In 1943, Mrs. Mo­ran went to work at the Point Breeze plant of Western Elec­tric Co., where she even­tu­ally be­came a pro­cure­ment spe­cial­ist. She re­tired in 1983.

Fam­ily mem­bers said she had a stead­fast work ethic and was proud that she was ahead of her time as an “in­de­pen­dent pro­fes­sional woman.”

She was an ac­tive mem­ber of the Point Breeze Chap­ter of the Tele­phone Pi­o­neers of Amer­ica.

She mar­ried Leonard J. Mo­ran, a Penn­syl­va­nia Rail­road car in­spec­tor, in 1948. The cou­ple lived for years in a home on East Joppa Road in Tow­son. He died in 1994. Mrs. Mo­ran’s nieces and neph­ews en­joyed her kind­ness, thought­ful­ness and light­heart­ed­ness, and called her “Aunt Sissy,” fam­ily mem­bers said.

In 2000, she moved to Ti­mo­nium to live with a sis­ter, and since 2014 she had been a res­i­dent of Heart Homes.

She was a col­lec­tor of Hum­mel fig­urines and en­joyed shop­ping and trav­el­ing.

A Mass of Chris­tian burial will be of­fered at 11 a.m. Oct. 22 at Im­mac­u­late Heart of Mary Ro­man Catholic Church, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd., Bay­nesville.

In ad­di­tion to her many nieces, neph­ews and cousins, she is sur­vived by her sis­ter, Ju­lia Ber­nadette Hodg­son of Ti­mo­nium.

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