Sunday, September 05, 2010

Gerard (Jerry) P. Moran Jr. 9/11/01

I have the honor of paying tribute to Jerry Moran. He was killed in the Penagon on September 11th, he was working there as an engineering contractor for the Navy, doing video teleconferencing, as he has for the last three years. He was 39 years old. Left behind was his wife of 18 years, Joyce A. Moran and two children, Shannon, 16, and Dane, 14. I read that both of his children were accomplished athletes whose teams their father has coached.
Family and friends describe Moran as a humorist and a humanitarian. When he was not coaching fast-pitch softball, baseball or power lifting, Moran's wife said, he could be found in the kitchen whipping up gourmet meals and experimenting with recipes from his many cookbooks. Some of his favorite ones are for coconut pork, chicken cordon bleu and prime rib. He also enjoys relaxing at home with his family and trout fishing with brother Kevin. Kevin Moran's daughter was in one of the World Trade Center towers when it was hit on Tuesday. She escaped before it collapsed.

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Thank you for remembering Jerry.