Samuel M. Moran
December 17, 2016
Samuel M. “Sam” Moran of Moosic passed away Saturday at home after being stricken ill. His wife is the former Jeanne Broughton, formerly of Riverton, Iowa.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late James and Angelina Colizzo Moran. He was educated in Scranton schools and was a graduate of Scranton Central High School. He enlisted in the Air Force and served during the Korean War. After military service, he was employed by the Tobyhanna Army Depot, that culminated in 35 years of service as the director of production management in support of our troops. Shortly after retirement from the depot, he was hired by the Communications Electronics Command and the Army Security Agency and played an active role in the consolidation of maintenance activities to improve maintenance efficiencies. He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish of the Minooka section.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. He loved spending time with his family, especially during the warm Januarys in Florida for an extended number of years. He was an avid sportsman and especially enjoyed fishing and golfing. Beyond his work, the most rewarding experience he held so dearly can be described in one word “family.” His motto was “we are nothing without family,” that were so dear to him as well as his loving and supportive wife. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Also surviving are his son, Dr. Mark Moran and wife, Paulette, Coopersburg, Pa.; a daughter, Lisa Elliott and husband, Scott, Washington, Pa.; five grandchildren, Cailyn, Jillian, Mariel, Brandon and Ryan; nieces, nephews, greatnieces and great-nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Michael Moran; and three sisters, Josephine Conflitti, Anne Kalinowski and Betty Tayoun.
The funeral will be Wednesday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Divine Mercy Parish at St. Joseph’s Church, 312 Davis St., Scranton. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carl J. Savino Jr. Funeral Home, 157 S. Main Ave., Scranton. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to the Disabled AMVETS, P.O. BOX 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.
Those attending the funeral are asked to go directly to church Wednesday morning.