John Bradley Moran, Jr.

January 13, 1947 ~ May 16, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

John Moran, Jr. Obituary

Falling Waters, WV – John Bradley Moran, Jr., 76, of Falling Waters, WV passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at Winchester Medical Center.  John was an incredible man, a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend and he will be dearly missed.

He was born on January 13, 1947, in Frostburg, Maryland to the late John Bradley Sr. and Thelma (Green) Moran.

John grew up in Mount Savage, MD.  He was a 1965 graduate of LaSalle High School.  During his time in Mount Savage, he met the love of his life Margaret Ann Gaughan.  Shortly after graduation he was drafted into the U.S. Army but before he could leave, he married Margaret Ann.  He served his country for 2 years in Vietnam.  Upon his final return home, he was greeted by a pregnant wife.  His only son Alan was born in April of 1968.

He was employed as a Transportation Supervisor for Prince George’s County until his retirement in 2008.

John was a fan of baseball, fishing, hunting, classic cars and having fun.  He hunted with his father and fished with friends.  John owns a 1964 ½ Ford Mustang.  He also coached Alan’s youth baseball teams. 

He was also a classic drummer and played a mean Wipeout on the snare.  He also became interested in model trains and has an extensive layout in his basement. John was also a master builder of RC planes; flying was another story but he could really build them.  He was also an avid dominoes player.

John loved life and loved his toys and all his hobbies, but mostly he loved his Margo.  He was her buttercup, and she was his Margo.  Watching the two of them together was entertaining.  The love ran deep.  Watching him look at her, you could see his love for her.  Hearing his serenade, her with “It’s Only Make Believe” was an event to see and hear.

John is survived by his wife, Margaret Ann (Gaughan) Moran whom he married on October 29, 1966; son Alan Francis Moran and his wife Cheryl Amann; grandson Bradley Edward Moran; sister June Ann Martin and her husband Gary; nieces, nephews, great nieces, a great nephew; and great great nieces.

The family will receive friends at the Osborne Funeral Home, P.A. 425 S. Conococheague St. Williamsport, MD on Sunday, May 21, 2023, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, Texas 75231

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