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James Moran Oct 04, 1939 - Dec 10, 2017

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James H. Moran, former journalist and corporate communications executive for three of the Philadelphia area’s largest corporations, passed away on December 10, 2017 at the age of 78 of congestive heart failure. He was a resident of Bala Cynwyd, PA

Moran retired in 1996 from Campbell Soup Company, Camden, N.J., as Group Director of Public Relations, capping a 13-year career with the company. Following his retirement he served for two years as Vice President – Corporate Communications for American Water Works Service Company, Voorhees, N.J., before starting his own public relations consulting business in 1998.

From 1969 to 1983 he held a number of senior corporate communications executive positions with Sunoco, Inc. in Philadelphia and Radnor, PA

Before joining Sun he was a newsman for the Associated press at its Philadelphia bureau (1966 – 1969), where he held the position of Pennsylvania Broadcast Editor. Prior to that, he was a reporter for the Lancaster (Pa.) New Era (1961-1966) and the Delaware County (Pa.) Daily Times (1959-60).

Moran was born in Ridley Park, Pa., the son of Edward Henry and Ethel McFate Moran. After graduating from Ridley Park High School in 1957 he attended Penn State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1961. From 1962 to 1965 he served as a Morse code radio operator in the U.S. Army Security Agency, mostly in Italy.

Moran was an avid traveler and visited all seven continents and dozens of countries in his lifetime. Other hobbies include birding, reading and genealogy.

He was a member of the Union League of Philadelphia and Mensa

SURVIVORS: his fiancée: Janice Kaminsky Quinn of Ardmore; niece: Carol Moran of Glen Mills; grand-niece: Rosanna Marinelli, of New York City

VISITATION: Thursday from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Nolan- Fidale Funeral Home, 5980 Chichester Ave., Aston, PA. and Friday from 9:00 – 11:00 am at the Nolan – Fidale Funeral Home. FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday at 11:00 am at Nolan- Fidale Funeral Home. BURIAL: Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood. In Lieu of Flowers: Donations may be made to Ridley Park Baptist Church, 15 E. Ridley Ave., Ridley Park, PA 19078 or the Salvation Army at or to the charity of your choice. Condolences:





Service Location

Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home

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Begins: Dec 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:35am

5980 Chichester Ave

Aston, PA 19014

Cemetery Location

Lawn Croft Cemetery

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Dec 15, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm

1000 W. Ridge Road

Linwood, PA 19061


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Submitted on: Dec 23, 2017

I am very sad to learn of Jim's passing. He wrote my come-to-work announcement, and we lived together through the era of David Johnson. We worked so closely together at Campbell. And we had great fun together on so many announcements. He also conceded to me the best assistant that I ever had. I am really sorry that he is gone.

Kay says:

Submitted on: Dec 13, 2017

I am so sad that Jim has left us. We are cousins and sent many good times in Ridley Park as children. My parents Ed & Ann McFate loved Jim so much as well as his brother Dick. When my sister Barb lived in Philly we got together and it was one of the best times. We shared a love of genealogy and he helped me so much. Our sympathies to Jan and all of our family.

Matt Quinn says:

Submitted on: Dec 12, 2017

Jim was a great guy. I really don't know how else to say it. The friendliest smile and the corniest jokes. He filled my mom's life with joy and will always be part of our family. My condolences to everyone mourning his passing.

Jessica Quinn Barkauskas says:

Submitted on: Dec 12, 2017

I am so very grateful for the years Jim spent with my mother. From birthdays, to baptisms, to the holidays spent with us, he was part of our family. My deepest condolences to all of Jim's loved ones.

Stu Bykofsky says:

Submitted on: Dec 11, 2017

Never a better friend. Hold a bar stool for me.

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