Ellen M. Moran, procurement specialist
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.