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Dennis Moran1

In Loving Memory

Moran, Dennis S.

August 4, 1939 - June 16, 2024

Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Sunday, June 16th, 2024.

Beloved father of John (Laura) Moran, Catherine (Keith) Weldon, Dennis Moran, and Bridget Moran; adoring grandfather of Miles, Sophie, Josie, Robert, Michael, Anne, Meghan, and Tyler; cherished great grandfather of Parker, Harper, and Walker; loving brother of Susan (Terry) Thompson and the late Bill (surviving Mary) Moran; our dear uncle, great uncle, cousin, and friend.

Dennis Moran passed peacefully at home on Father’s Day overlooking the Mississippi River in his favorite room minutes before dawn to a spectacular sunrise surrounded by his family and books.

An avid reader, Denny had broad interests beneath a lifelong pursuit of understanding “how the world works,” which was informed by a library he accumulated over the years. He supplemented his findings with conversations in pubs everywhere but especially favored the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland, where he built a home overlooking Smerwick Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean.  When it was his turn to sing in the pub, he usually performed a beautiful version of Ol’ Man River’, or if in a more surly mood, ‘Over There’ with particular emphasis on the “Yanks are Coming” verse to needle the typically more pacifist locals.

At home, his musical tastes ranged from Duke Ellington, whom he modestly nick-named himself after, to Jimmy Reed, whom he felt concisely expressed most of life’s important truths.

Denny was a lot of things, but mostly he was a lot of fun.

He was a big fan of his two siblings and saw the best in his kids. He got a kick out of a line by an author, who was one of the last permanent residents to leave the Blasket Islands, “Ní bheidh a leithéidí ann arís”; in English, to the effect, “They will never see the likes of him again.”

Surely we can say the same about “Himself.”

In lieu of flowers, contributions made to The Backstoppers, Inc. are greatly appreciated.

SERVICES: Celebration of life will be held on Sunday, June 23rd at 3:00 PM at 4714 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63111.


4 thoughts on “Moran, Dennis S.”

  1. Denny was a huge part of my life in ways I can’t even explain. He was wise beyond words. The memories are so precious and will forever hold a special place in my heart. He was truly loved.

  2. John and Family, sorry for your loss but happy you had so many great years with your dad. I’m keeping you and everyone in thoughts and prayers. 🙏


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