Daniel John Moran, Jr., age 77, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Atlantic General Hospital. Born in Thomas, WV, he was the son of the late Daniel J. Moran Sr. and Phyllis Sagace Moran.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Shirley Bunting Moran, son, Dr. Matthew Moran and his wife Dr. Jennifer Penner of Houston, AR, and sister Patricia Bell of Magnolia, NJ. Also surviving are sisters-in-law Hazel Freeman (Ken) and Sage Allen, brothers-in-law, John Bunting, Jr. (Karen), Victor Bunting (Barbara), and William Bunting (Pam), as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother Michael Moran.
Danny was a graduate of Dundalk High School, Class of 1959, University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, and Salisbury University, holding a Master’s Equivalency in Education. He had been a school teacher in Baltimore and Wicomico Counties for 34 years before retiring in 2003. After retirement, he worked part time for the town of Ocean City until his death. He was a member of Moose Lodge Post #654 in Salisbury, Elks Lodge Post #2175 in Selbyville, Ravens Roost #44, and St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic parish in Ocean City.
He was an avid coin collector, reader, and card player. He was a devoted fan of the Ravens (PSL owner), Orioles, and Maryland Terrapins and regularly went to home and away games. He and Shirley visited every U.S. state and several countries, and attended games in every Major League Baseball park except for Mile High Stadium in Denver. He was a lover of music and played the clarinet and saxophone in high school, college, and throughout much of his adult life. He had memorized the artist and date of practically every rock n’ roll and jazz recording from the 1950s-1970s.
Danny was devoted to his extended family and was known for his generosity. “Uncle Danny” was particularly loved by his nieces and nephews and frequently gave them tickets to the see the Baltimore Ravens.
A visitation was held at the Burbage Funeral Home, in Berlin, on Monday, April 17 from 6 – 8 p.m. A mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, April 18, at 10 a.m. at Holy Savior Catholic Church in Ocean City. Rev. Joseph Kennedy officiated. A donation in his memory may be made to: the American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, 4217 Park Pl. Court, Glen Allen, VA, 23060-9979, or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, or the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Department, 1409 Philadelphia Ave. Ocean City, MD 21842. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com