Joseph Michael Moylan
June 25, 1933 – May 14, 2020
Joseph M. Moylan died on May 14, 2020 at Deborah Heart & Lung Hospital. He was 86 years old.
Joe was a retired utility company executive and resided in Whiting, New Jersey.
He was the son of the late Michael and Margaret Kenneally Moylan and the brother of the late Dermot Moylan. He was born on June 25, 1933.
He was the widower of June Moylan, who he was married to for 45 years.
He was also predeceased by his loving companion Margaret Graybush.
He is survived by his daughters Joanne Sasso of Bordentown, NJ, Cynthia Hancock and husband Jim of Burlington, NJ and Meredith Gocke and husband Bob of Westampton, NJ and a son, Christopher Moylan and wife Annette of Belle Plaine, MN.
Joe was the loving grandfather of Laura Dunphy and husband Sean, Vincent Sasso and wife Margaret, Daniel Sasso and wife Megan, Brooke Carter and husband Adam, Tyler Moylan, Faith Hancock, Joshua Hancock, Nicholas Gocke and Jacob Gocke.
He was the loving great-grandfather of Giuliana Dunphy, William Sasso, Wesley Sasso, Emery Sasso and Violet Sasso.
Joe and his wife June believed that the family was their true legacy and always enjoyed toasting to family at gatherings on holidays and family get-togethers.
Besides his family, Joe had several interests. He loved taking pictures and felt a special calling to help acknowledge those married couples who were celebrating special anniversaries. He would interview the couples and write stories and take pictures for publication in the local newspapers in Milford, PA and later in The Meadows monthly newspaper for the community where he lived. He thought it was important that those stories be told. He also enjoyed golfing. He did not take the game too seriously and would tell his friends that if he had more good shots than bad in a day, it was a good outing.
Joe was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, serving with the Strategic Air Command as a Staff Sergeant Radio Operator in KC-97 Aerial Tankers. After his discharge he graduated from St. John’s University and later attended executive courses at the University of Michigan and The Tuck Graduate School of Business at Dartmouth College.
He retired after 41 years of service with Consolidated Edison of New York where he started his career after High School as a Splicer’s Helper and retired as an Assistant Vice President.
After their marriage, he and June lived in the Bronx, NY before moving to Old Bridge, NJ, where they raised their four children. They were both involved in parish and youth activities at St. Thomas the Apostle Church.
They retired early and moved to Milford, PA where they became parishioners of St. Vincent de Paul Church. He served as a lector, Chairman of the Pastorial Council and President of the St. Vincent Seniors organization. He also served as a volunteer at Mercy Community Hospital and with the American Cancer Society. Joe was a past Grand Knight of Our Lady of the Mountain Council, Knights of Columbus and a member of the Bishop McCormick Fourth Degree Assembly.
He spent the last years living in The Meadows in Whiting, NJ. He was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church where he served as a lector. He was also a member of the American Irish Society of Whiting and the Air Force Association.
There will be no viewing, as per his wishes. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church when we are able to gather again due to COVID-19.
Burial will be in the Milford Cemetery beside his wife, June.
Contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society in June’s name.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Joseph Michael Moylan
Howard & Carol Hauck
May 25, 2020
Carol & I are thankful for Joe and Lady Margaret's friendship. Great memories that we will always remember and cherish.
Rest in peace our friend and we will always fondly remember all of the good times.
Carol & Howard Hauck