Patrick Moran, 91, of Red Bank passed away peacefully on December 10th. He led a full life, starting from simple beginnings to achieve great success both in his career and personal life. Patrick was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. He attended St. Vincent High School, John Carroll University, and Cleveland Marshall Law School. He was the tax director at General Tire Company in Akron, OH.
In 1972, a new job as the tax director of Merck & Co., Inc. brought Patrick to Rumson, New Jersey. The highlight of his career was when he worked with a group to help write the Tax Reform Act of 1986. In 1991, he retired and began to split his time between New Jersey and Fort Myers, Florida. Patrick was an active member of the community culminating in his election to be a councilman in Rumson, a position he held for ten years.
In 1956, Patrick married Ethel McBride. Theirs was a 59-year love affair. They raised four kids, traveled the world, enjoyed playing golf together, and were each other’s best friend. Ethel passed away in February 2016.
Throughout his life, Patrick’s passion was the game of golf. Starting as a kid caddying at Portage Country Club in Akron, Ohio, to his participation on the golf teams both in high school and college. In 1949, Patrick played in the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. While living in Hudson, Ohio, he was a founding member of The Country Club of Hudson and for many years held the course record there. Patrick is a past club champion of Rumson Country Club.
Upon his retirement, Patrick became involved with several senior golf associations including the NJ Seniors and the US Seniors. He also became a USGA Official, officiating at the US Senior Amateur tournaments. Patrick was on the executive committee of the NJ State Golf Association. He continued to play completive golf way into his eighties, winning the NJ Seniors tournament three years in a row.
Patrick is survived by his son Charles Moran of Fair Haven, his daughter Kathleen Walsh and her husband Michael of Fair Haven, his son David Moran and his wife Carmen of Holly Springs, NC, and his son Edward Moran of Red Bank. He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren Patrick Moran III and his wife Michelle, Ryan Walsh, Kevin Walsh and his fiancé Janie Wassel, Tess Moran and her husband Corey Harris, Claire Walsh and Evan Moran and his wife Ashley. Also surviving are his sister, Cecilia Dugan of Akron, Ohio and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial Gathering will take place on Wednesday, December 14th from 9:30-10:30 am, with a Memorial Mass to follow at 10:30 am at The Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Rd, Fair Haven, NJ 07704. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you donate to: Covenant House at PO Box 758636, Topeka KS 66675-9986 or to: Rumson First Aid Squad at One Wilson circle, Rumson, NJ 07760. Thompson Memorial Home of Red Bank has been entrusted with the arrangements.