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Patrick John Moran

March 3, 1956 — May 3, 2024

Patrick John Moran, 68, of Lansdowne, Pa, formerly of Havertown, Pa, passed peacefully on May 3, 2024, surrounded by his adoring children, from this life into the next, where he was greeted by the warm, loving embrace of his forever love, Kathleen “Kathy” Williamson Moran.

He was born in Philadelphia, Pa to the late Robert E. and Mary B. Moran (nee Plower).  He was the 6th child in a family of 15.  He earned the titles of “Son” and “Brother” in these years. He learned many things growing up in a family of that size in a row home that he would carry with him throughout his life and into his own family:  Friendship, love, compromise, simplicity, responsibility, teamwork, patience, grace, (and how to be the first to the dinner table…).

Pat moved to Havertown in the later years of grade school, much to his dismay, as evidenced by the fact that he spent several weeks in Philadelphia after his family had already moved.  Never a big fan of change, he eventually conceded and relocated to Annunciation Parish, where little did he know, the greatest love story of all time was about to begin.

Pat met Kathy in grade school where they developed a close friendship that carried into high school.  You could often find them talking for hours while hanging out around Monk’s and Annunciation.  Eventually, their friendship changed into a love that carried them to graduation at Bonner and Prendie in 1974 and a trip down the aisle in 1975 where he earned the title of “Husband”. His love for her and the vows they took, stood the test of time through every up and down life threw at them. At 19 years old, they said “Forever,” and they meant it.

Over the next years, Pat earned the title of “Dad” six times over.  He spent most days after that, leaving before the sun was up to head to work and then racing home from a construction site or refinery to get home to help with homework, get to a school event, or to a field to coach one of his children’s games.   His children could always count on him to be on the sidelines, with a kid on his hip or tagging along behind him, cheering them on when he wasn’t coaching.  Pat raised his children the way he was raised: to have faith, to be honest, to be responsible, to be respectful, to accept consequences, and to always put family first.

Everyone who ever met Pat would agree, that the favorite title he ever held was “Pop”. Pat redefined what it means to be a Grandparent. He never missed a thing. He was at every event his grandchildren ever had, enjoyed his weekly trips to Danville for “Pop Fridays” and was a regular at the Skatium on the weekends. He considered his grandchildren to be the best 7 gifts his life gave him and to the very end, they were his primary concern and his reason for smiling.

Affectionately known to everyone as “Daddio”, Pat has now been reunited with his “Love Bubble”, Kathy, to enjoy their eternal reward together. 

Patrick is predeceased by his sisters Mary Anne (Duke) DiBernardino and Eileen (Oliver) McElhone, and his brother, Robert Emmett Moran, Jr.

Patrick is survived by his Pride and Joy: Theresa Anne, Patrick John, Megan Marie (Christopher Sands), Kathleen Rose (Mike Grunde), Bridget Mary (Steve Vernacchio), and Michael Daniel (Jamie). 

His Heart and Soul: Seamus Patric, Colin Joseph, Maille Elizabeth, Daniel Joseph, Madeline Kathleen, Michael James, and Jack George.

And by his siblings: Joan (Allan) Steven, Sheila (late Dennis) McDermott, Dennis (Karen) Moran, Bridget Christiansen, Kevin (Char) Moran, Rose (Dan) Haley, Anne (Brian) Dolan, Theresa (Rich) Young, Joseph (Ann Marie) Moran, John (Denise) Moran, and Michael (Catalina) Moran. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

To anyone attending the services, please feel free to wear your freshest pair of white Chucks in honor of Daddio.

Relatives and friends are invited to Patrick's Viewing Thursday, May 9th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Donohue Funeral Home, 8401 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA and to his Funeral Mass on Friday, May 10th at 10:30 AM at St. Dorothy Church, 4910 Township Line Road, Drexel Hill, PA. Interment SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, 1600 Sproul Road, Springfield, PA.
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Thursday, May 9, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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