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Jack Lalley Moran

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John 'Jack' Lalley Moran Jr. age 76, passed away Friday, Aug. 20th, 2004. Jack was born March 12th, 1927 to the late Evelyn Martha Goddrich and John Lalley Moran Sr. After graduating from Taylor High School, he attended Texas A and M University and graduated from the University of Texas. He spent a career in professional voice work and advertising in South and Central Texas. His employers included Grunwald Printing Company, K6 Radio, KIOU Radio, KRYS Radio, and KGTN Radio. A proud member of the Bucaraders since 1957, Jack also volunteered for the Taylor Lions Club and the Rockport Maritime Museum. He was married 25 years to the late Jane McGinnis. He is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Doris Moran. He is also lovingly remembered by his brother Lawrence, his daughters; Michelle, Patricia, Martha and Lauren, his sons, John and Geoffrey and his grandchildren; Heather, Daniel, Brandy and Stephanie. A small Memorial Service for family will be held. Shoud you desire, memorials may be made in Jack's name to the American Lung Association. Please see for more information. Arrangements by Meadowlawn.

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  1. Doris: We were saddened to read of Jack’s passing in this morning’s Caller-Times. He was an unforgettable character with an unforgettable voice. We feel fortunate to have known him. Our hope is that the love of family and friends will sustain you in the days ahead. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With love and affection, Murray and Mary

  2. Dear Doris, Geoff and Lauren: I was deeply saddened to read of Jack’s passing in this mornings Austin American Statesman. I have fond memories of him, his frienship to me and most important, his generosity to all the kids in our EYC at Grace in Georgetown. If he handn’t kept that old van running I dont know what we would have done. I think of you all often. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God, in His goodness preserve and keep you . Geoff

  3. Such a surprise to see Jack’s face in the paper this AM. What good times we had!! You guys were more than customers…you were & still are my friends. My thoughts go back to my store on Leander Rd., a dishdrainer, news of kids, jobs, ads, and your move. I still miss you and my heart goes out to you, Jack’s family. Love & prayers, Mary Goertz

  4. Doris: We will miss cousin Jack very much. He was such a kind soul, always willing to help where help was needed. We will miss his smile at the Rockport post office too. Our sincere deepest sympathy go to you and the family. We will always keep him in our prayers. Love Always, Joe & Kathy Smith

  5. I first met Jack in 1987. There had been major layoffs at KEY-103 in Austin, so I came to work for KGTN as a salesperson, eventually becoming operations manager. I respected Jack for not only his longevity in the radio business, but also his professionalism. And what a voice! I used him many times on spots produced for clients. Even though he could be a little gruff at times, he and I got along. When KGTN-FM moved into Austin and became the FOX, I made the move with them. I saw Jack only a couple of times after that, but I wish I had kept in contact. He will be missed.

  6. Doris, Geoff and Lauren, our prayers and hearts are with you as you suffer the loss of your dear husband and father. Jack was a one of a kind person, and his ever-helping spirit stood out in a huge way! We pray the God of all ages, will bring you His peace, comfort and joy, knowing Jack is no longer suffering! Grieve with Abba Father, and He will lead you through it! We are here for you in any way you need us!

  7. Geoff, Lauren, & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have many happy memories of Mr. Moran, and I know he was well loved. My thoughts are with you. Much love, Amy Patterson

  8. Doris, Martha, and Mickey, I’s so sorry to hear of Jack’s death…I haven’t seen any of you except Martha and Ranny in several years, but Jack’s picture in the Austin paper called up many memories of pleasant get-togethers in Taylor and Circleville. Jack was always an interesting man and very good company. I know his death leaves a great gap in your lives.

  9. I will miss my “buddy” and the teasing we shared. It was so much fun. In his memory, I intend to only do what Jack Moran would enjoy doing.

  10. “Papa Jack” will always be in my heart. We’ve enjoyed many great times as his adopted children and have been greatly blessed by being in his company. We’ll miss you!! Love you always!

  11. Dear Sis & Geoff & Lauren, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sometimes we dont always understand why things happen but God knows and we are just to keep believing and he will give all of you the strength you need to get through this. Jack loved all of you very much and that will sustain you through the rest of your lives. You will have also your good memories but right now you can only take one day at a time. May God give you strength and courage to get through all of this. We love all of you very much. Mike and Mary

  12. Doris, I am so very sorry to hear about your lost. Jack was very dear to me as you are. If there is anything that I can do call me 254-644-7753. Praying for your strength. Marva

  13. Dear Morans, I was so sorry to learn of Jack’s death. It has been some time since I last saw Jack, but a few years ago he dropped by Circleville on his way back to Rockport and we had a good visit. It brought back many memories of old times at Circleville and Taylor. He was a vital man and I know he leaves a big hole in your lives. My deepest sympathy to all.

  14. Doris, I was so sad to hear about you losing Jack. Raymond and I both know how very much you loved each other, and we send you our deepest sympathy and love. Audrey

  15. Doris, Lauren, and Geoff, I was saddened to read of Jack’s death and wished that we had kept closer contact over the last 10 years. My prayers are with all of the family. Love, Carol “Reynolds” Dildine

  16. What a sad phone call I received this morning from my mother. I have been away in Canada with my wife for the last few weeks and did not see the obituary in the paper about Jack’s passing. Doris, I think you know Jack and I had a special bond. We used to tell our customers, “You can’t beat a pair of Jacks!” Even though I was Jack’s boss at KGTN and at The Commercial Store, I learned much more from him than he did from me. Jack was my mentor. More importantly, Jack was my friend, always there to give me fatherly advice. I’m sorry we lost track of each other the last four years. Jack did a great job while here in this world with work, raising his family, and being a friend. I’ll miss him. And I’ll always smile when I think about him.

  17. Dear Doris, Geoff, Lauren, and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Jack was a good man. We shared many good jokes and swapped more than a few stories over the years. I was sorry to see he and Doris move away from Georgetown, but he later told me (with enthusiasm) about his volunteer work in Rockport and retirement. I know things are tough for you all right now, but hang in there. Please let me know if I can help.

  18. Dear John and family, Just a short note to thank you for allowing me to handle the cremation service for your father. It was my goal to help you get through the process as gently as possible and to inform you of your choices. I hope I did my job well for you and your family. If I may ever be of assistance to you or your family, please call on me. Through our connections, we handle services across the country. Yours very truly, Craig Cates Meadowlawn Park and Crematory San Antonio, Tx.

  19. Dear Geoff, Lauran, Doris and the Moran family, I was saddened to learn of Jack’s illness and even sadder to hear of his passing. From my visits to Texas and your visits to Ithaca, I know that he was man who loved his family, knew how to have a good time, and understood the meaning of hospitality and graciousness. I pray that God will comfort you in your time of loss, and that you will enjoy the companionship of friends and family who loved Jack and continue to love you. Peace be with you, Trey

  20. I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much Jack meant to you, and I hope that God finds a way to comfort you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  21. Doris – I am so sorry to hear of Jack’s sudden passing. Although I certainly never knew him well personally, I do recall what a resonant and impressive voice he had. Until I read his obituary, I had never realized that the wonderful voice had been a career-maker for him! What a blessing! I always thought of you two as so very devoted to one another, and I know your loss must be profound. You have my sincerest sympathy AND my prayers. May God give you peace and wonderful memories in the days and years ahead. Your friend, Robyn

  22. Doris, So sorry to learn of Jack’s passing. I know it is a difficult time for you and the family. Please know that you are all in my prayers. Love, Susan

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