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James J. Moran Jr.
September 23, 1950 ~ June 14, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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James J. Moran Jr., a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2023, at Community Medical Center in Toms River, New Jersey. Born in New York City on September 23, 1950, James was known for his unwavering dedication to his family, his passion for cars, and his love of the seaside.
James is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Sarah (Rodriguez) Moran, of Bayville; his two sons and daughter-in-law, Jay Moran and Stacey Molnar of North Carolina, and Dave Moran of California; his two daughters and sons-in-law, Justina and Zach Dahler of Maryland, and Sara and Dan Porro of Bayville; a sister Margaret Cintron of Florida; and five cherished grandchildren, Lillian, Brian, Finley, Kinsley, and Lewis; many nieces, nephews cousins and extended family.
James proudly served his country in the United States Army, instilling in him a strong sense of duty and valor. After completing his service, he continued his career in public service, working in various roles during his 36-year tenure for the Department of Motor Vehicle. His dedication and leadership earned him the respect of his colleagues and the community he served.
Throughout his life, James possessed a deep passion for automobiles. He loved to buy, fix, and sell cars, a hobby that allowed him to channel his mechanical aptitude and entrepreneurial spirit. His enthusiasm for cars was contagious, and he often shared his knowledge and skills with friends and family members, helping them find the perfect vehicle or teaching them how to make repairs. James also had a special connection to the water, whether it was the ocean, a lake, or a river. He enjoyed spending time by the water with his family, taking in the beauty and serenity of the natural world. He was a selfless guy who enjoyed the simple things in life like nature, outdoor venues, and boardwalk games. James had a disarming personality and a lovingly great sense of humor, which enabled him to strike up a conversation about anything with anyone he met, which earned him friends everywhere he went.
But above all else, James was a devoted family man. His love for his wife, children, and grandchildren was boundless, and he was fiercely proud of their accomplishments. He was a constant source of support and encouragement, always offering a listening ear, sage advice, or a comforting embrace. His unwavering love and commitment to his family will be deeply missed, but his legacy will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.
James J. Moran Jr.'s life was a testament to the power of love, hard work, and dedication. He touched the lives of many through his service to his country and his community, and his memory will be cherished by all who were fortunate enough to know him. As his family and friends gather to celebrate his life and honor his memory, they will remember the joy and laughter he brought to their lives, the lessons he taught them, and the love he shared with each and every one of them. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Sunday, June 18th from 1 pm to 5 pm at the Jacqueline M Ryan Home for Funerals 233 Carr Avenue, Keansburg. There will be a religious service at 4:30 pm. On Monday there will be a gathering from 9 am to 10 am. The interment will be immediately after at Mount Olivet Cemetery,