John Edward Moran

October 16, 1932February 1, 2019

John Edward Moran, 86, of Manahawkin, New Jersey, formally of Brightwaters, Long Island, NY, passed away February 1, 2019, at Southern Ocean County Hospital surrounded by family.

Born October 16, 1932, in Hamilton, New York, the son of the late Agnes and Eugene Moran. John was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law Mary and Bob Agness. John married Barbara Bela on July 11, 1959 at St. Lawrence church in Sayville, New York.

He served in the U.S. Army as a specialist third class, graduating from the U.S. Army core school for chemical biological warfare. He graduated from Morrisville Community College, NY in April 1954. John worked for Entenmann’s bakery in Bay Shore, NY for 30 years as a delivery route driver. John retired in 1993 and moved to Manahawkin N.J with his wife Barbara. Following his retirement, he worked for many years as a courier for his local hospital, continuing as a volunteer well into his 80’s.

John is survived by his four sons, Michael and Lisa (Farrell), Billy and Julie Moran, John (Rick) and Theresa Moran, and Greg and Tina Moran; 10 grandchildren, Kaci, Sanara, Matthew, Ben, Brett, John, Lauren, Reilly, Claire, and Kai; as well as 2 great grandchildren, Hailey, and Serena and many nieces and nephews.

No services will be held at this time.

A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me. Remember the best times, the laughter, the song. Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest. Remembering all, how I truly was blessed. Continue traditions, no matter how small. Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin. Until the day comes we’re together again.,

To leave online condolences for the family, please visit Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Dr., Manahawkin, NJ was entrusted with the arrangements.


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Debbie Greenhalgh Randolph

February 12, 2019

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Kaci Moran

February 9, 2019

Pop pop,
I'm so sorry that I wasn't there at the hospital to say goodbye, thank you for being the grumpy,strong,funny man that you were..i love that you taught my dad how to be the great pop pop that he is to my hailey. Thank you for loving grandma for all these years and keeping her safe. I keep thinking about the bird that you had..and how you fed it spaghetti. You must be proud of how much the family has grown. I really wish I was a better granddaughter to you and grandma, I hope you know it wasn't because I don't love you guys. I am so thankful to have been a part of What you created and to have had so many good memories with you. You'll live on through all of us..i love you and I'm grateful for you.

Jule & Sandie Lodgek

February 9, 2019

Sandie & I will always remember the good times shared with John.
We especially recall a beautiful September afternoon with John and family in Beach Haven having some adult beverages at the Engleside Inn.
We will miss those days.

William Moran

February 8, 2019

Our Dad. Maybe having been born and brought up in upstate N.Y, He had a different way about him. He wasn't one to hug you or coddle you when you were down. You could say he was Old School. Dad worked hard and played hard. He loved his sports and hanging out with his buddies just shooting the (bleep). Man I miss those days watching him and those guys tearing it up together. The Entemanns Picnics, Schillers, Casa Befi Resteraunt, boy as kids those were exciting and fun times. Having cokes all day while watching the grown ups enjoy their cold beers and do their thing. Just the way they all carried themselves was a learning experience for me and my brothers. Some might say that it may have been no place for kids at times but Ill tell you I for one would not trade one of those days or memories that I have of those times for anything. On the flip side of that our Dad loved his Family vacations and we all always looked forward to our adventures together. Trips to upstate N.Y, trips to Florida in a crammed station wagon for weeks , going to all sorts of hotels with great pools and food, Elevators to play in and firework stands everywhere. Exciting times we had. It had to have been stressful for Mom and Dad on those long drives but you would have never known it. They both had such patience and just let us be ourselves and hoped that we didn't cause or get into to much trouble. I could go on for days about the good times. Dad didn't have to tell you that he loved you, you just knew it. You knew that if you ever needed anything he was there for you. If your friends ever needed anything he was there for them. Everyone that knew Johnie loved Johnie. He was one of a kind. A great dad, and a great friend. I will think of him every day for the rest of my days. Miss You Dad and Thanks for being YOU. Love You Dad Your Son Bill

Jim Bela

February 8, 2019

RIP Johnny I loved your work in “ Take The High Ground “ Classic you shouldve won The Oscar!

Michael Moran

February 7, 2019

Dad Pix!

Mike Moran

February 7, 2019

More Dad Pix! XXX000

Barbara Lindsay

February 7, 2019

If you know Johnny's wife, Barbara, and their sons, then you know Johnny. Many words can be used to describe the Moran Family but three come to mind immediately: caring, generous, and welcoming. Lindsay and I consider ourselves blessed to have shared memorable events with such wonderful people.

julia zaberer/Moran

February 5, 2019

Johnny,thank you for being a great father in law to me,and also a wonderful Grandpop to Brett!!!You and Barbara welcomed Brett and I into your family with open arms from day one and it is something we will never forget!You have left an incredible legacy and raised the finest four men I have ever met ! I am so lucky and privileged to be a part of this awesome family! I will miss you dearly,hearing you yell at us "SHUT THE DOOR" We have so many wonderful memories of vacations together and great meals shared in your backyard.Rest in peace sweet Father in Law,we love you and miss you! Love Julie


February 5, 2019

Johnny, Frank and I just loved spending time with you the great dinners at your house you and Barbara are so fun to be with.
We are going to miss you that's for sure! Thanks for all those great times!