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Chalmer "Dale" Moran

5 décembre 193525 mars 2020

Chalmer Dale Moran, age 84, affectionately known as "Dale", of Lee’s Summit, MO, passed away March 25, 2020, at John Knox Village Care Center in Lee’s Summit, MO. Dale was born December 5, 1935 in Boonville, MO to Edward Joseph and Grace Mae (Mitchell) Moran. His family moved to Kansas City, MO while he was a young child. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Dale grew up in the south Kansas City area, graduating from Southeast High School in 1954. Throughout high school, Dale was dubbed “Dale Duck” or as his Sister Evelyn lovingly called him, “Ducky” in reference to the Green Duck Tavern (26th and Prospect, KCMO) owned at that time by his father, Ed Moran. Before graduation, Dale worked part time for the US Postal Service on what later turned out to be a 38 year career. He was most recently honored in October 2019 for having completed 60 years of loyal and dedicated service to the National Association of Letter Carriers.

During his employment with the US Postal Service, Dale also enlisted in the US Naval Reserve and proudly served under mobilization orders for active duty in August 1959 until March of 1965. He and his family then departed for Lee’s Summit in 1968 having to stay temporarily with “Uncle” Hal and “Aunt” Lori Cook (Danny, Wanell & Tammy) while awaiting construction of the family’s new home.

Throughout his adolescence and adult life, Dale enjoyed hunting and fishing in Arkansas with his infamous “Uncle Herb” (Herbert Mitchell of Melbourne, AK). He also enjoyed his hobby of building and flying “fly by wire” airplanes; which later during his retirement years, he returned to this passion with modern “wireless” models. He was also a self-taught guitar player and song writer finding a unique way to incorporate family, friends and neighbors into all his songs and music including his one hit wonder entitled “You Left Me Crying”.

While serving as a role model and father figure for neighboring youth and relatives, Dale was active in little league baseball during the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s coaching championship teams in the Southeast Baseball League (Wornall Bank with Matt Rizzo Sr. & Larry Kinnison), the 3&2 Baseball League (Raytown Bank) and SKCAA (Jerry’s Sport Shop).

He was a co-founder of the South Kansas City Athletic Association (SKCAA) in Martin City, MO with Norman Sousley and former Southeast Baseball League founders. He also worked for the Kansas City Chiefs at the old Municipal Stadium when they first relocated to Kansas City and also worked for the KC Blues minor league hockey team at the Municipal Auditorium in the 1960’s.

After retirement from the US Postal Service in the early 90’s, Dale embarked on “part-time” job that turned into a 20+ year career while working with the ADESA Auto Auction in Lee’s Summit. He loved driving customers from KCI to the auctions before succumbing to Dementia in 2014. Prior, Dale enjoyed attending Royals games with family and especially loved sitting in the “Crown Seats” and the Royals Stadium Club.

Dale is survived by his Wife of 62 years, Catherine "Cathy" (Hudson) Moran, 2 Sons: Lawrence Moran and his wife Janet of Leawood, KS and Patrick Moran and his wife Cheryl, of St. Louis, MO; 2 grandchildren: Rachel Nicole and Thomas Dale; 2 Sisters: Evelyn Clemence and her husband David, of Kansas City, MO and Beverly Michael and her husband Dennis, of Grandview MO; along with many extended family members throughout the greater Kansas City area.

At this time, no service or visitation will be held. However, please check back as a “Celebration of Life” will be planned at a future date.

The family appreciates all condolences and fond memories shared here on Dale's webpage. Thank you in advance. Many blessings to each of you.

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Bradley Dyke

5 avril , 2020

I grew up a few houses down from the Morans. Larry and Pat were regular playmates and schoolmates. We had more ups than downs in our friendship, largely due to the humor and generosity of Dale. I remember Dale's impromptu basement guitar concerts when he channeled Elvis (very effectively). I remember his dedication to little league baseball. Even though I never played on one of his teams, I was grateful to him for teaching me how to field a ground ball. He and I had a cool relationship; I always liked visiting with Big D, and appreciated his encouragement of work and play.
I hope all the Morans are well and healthy and enjoying positive lives. Rest in peace, Big D....

DAN PACHECO

2 avril , 2020

Patience, kindness, and a sense of humor are traits both Coach Moran and his wife, Cathy, possess. I played baseball for Dale as part of the Wornall Bank teams. Dave and Cathy were both positive influences on me and many other kids during those days and made it fun and instructive to attend practices and games. I am very thankful for the opportunity to have been a part of their little league family. I echo what my teammates, Dave and Brad, have already posted in their tributes to Dale. While pictures and memories may fade, the brightness of a life well-lived shines forever. May God bless Coach Moran with eternal rest and happiness and may He bring the consolation of joyful memories to Cathy and all the Moran family.
Dan Pacheco (Wornall Bank team member)

Brad Barackman

2 avril , 2020

I was one of those neighborhood kids who Mr. Moran volunteered his time and talents guiding and mentoring us on the baseball fields at 69th & Elmwood. Dale was my manager for Wornall Bank around 1969-1972. You & your wife were such positive roll models to our young minds. You made a difference in my life. Thank you & RIP.

David Mehl

1 avril , 2020

David Mehl

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David Mehl

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David Mehl

1 avril , 2020

Dale Moran was one of the most influential role models in my life. When I read his memorial it was extremely similar to the one we wrote for my Dad (another of my role models) just 3 short years ago They both coached us at 69th and Elmwood for many years in the Southeast League and helped move the league to Martin City. They both worked at the Post Office many many years and part time for the Chiefs.
Most importantly was the way they coached us and taught us to respect one another, teamwork, how to handle defeat with pride, winning with humbleness and the shear enjoyment of the game of Baseball.
I also remember Cathy’s support of Dale’s efforts and her attendance at all of our games.
I’m sure he will be missed by all of you but you can be so proud of the hundreds of lives he touched like he did mine. I have tried my best to continue the things he taught me and passed them on to my 3 sons to use in the next generation.
God’s speed Coach Moran and our prayers go out to you Cathy and all of Dale’s family.
Dave Mehl (Wornall Bank late 60’s early 70’s)

Star Jones

29 mars , 2020

Dale had a smile that would light up the room. He made us laugh all the time. We were so lucky to have known him. Condolences to you Mrs. Cathy, Larry, Pat and the whole Moran Family. Love you Mrs Cathy...I’m here for you ❤️

"The Moran's"

27 mars , 2020

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