We regret to inform you that Kevin Michael Moran, Sr., son of Retired Major Frank D. Moran, Jr. died on November 14, 2012 at the age of 24.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Frank and his family at this difficult time.  The following obituary information has been reprinted from the Carroll County Times.
 
Obituary:
 
Kevin Michael Moran Sr., 24, of Hanover, Pa., formerly of Westminster, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.
 
Born Nov. 24, 1987, in Columbia, he was the son of Frank D. Jr. and Cecelia Jenkins Moran, of Westminster. He was the husband of Patricia Welty Moran, who he married May 11, 2012.
 
He attended Delone Catholic School and later graduated from North Carroll Christian Academy in 2005. He was a musician working at Integral Components.
 
He was an accomplished electric and acoustic guitarist. He was also an avid reader, songwriter and poet, an Orioles fan, and he was a spiritual person.
 
Surviving, in addition to his parents and wife, are children Kevin M. "Mickey" Moran Jr. and Cecelia Lynn Moran, both of Westminster, and Krystina Layne Moran, of Hanover, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law Jamie T. and David Huntt, of Baltimore; brother Frank D. Moran III, of Westminster; grandparents Frank D. Sr and Grace Moran, of Arbutus and Donald E. Jenkins Sr., of Columbia; father-in-law and mother-in-law John and Laura Welty, of Littlestown, Pa.; and brother-in-law John Welty II and wife Britany, of Hanover; two nephews; a niece; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
 
He was predeceased by a grandmother, Dorothy Jenkins.
 
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster.
 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster, with the Rev. Larry Adamczyk as celebrant. Interment will be in Meadow Branch Cemetery.
 
Memorial contributions may be sent to a trust fund for his children's education, c/o 1271 Guadalupe Drive, Westminster, MD 21157.
 
Online condolences may be offered at www.prittsfuneralhome.com.
 
Sign this guest book online at www.carrollcountytimes.com.  
 
 
 
To all of my dear friends at the MTA: 
 
Please accept our deepest thanks for your many cards, flowers, and words of condolence during this very difficult time for my wife and I following the death of our 24 year old son Kevin.  Words cannot express the pain and sorrow we are feeling over this loss; however, having our friends and family close has greatly helped us to remain strong. Although I have been retired for 11 years, the support and fellowship we received from the MTA has made me feel as though I am still active in this wonderful organization. Please know that your kindness and sympathy has not gone unnoticed. 
 
To assist Kevin's children, my wife and I have set up a memorial/education fund at PNC Bank for his children, Kevin (Mickey) 5, Celia, 4 and Krystina 3 (a picture is attached).  Should anyone like to contribute to the fund for his children, please feel free to forward the contribution to The Kevin Moran Sr. Children's Memorial Fund C/O of The Moran's at 1271 Guadelupe Drive, Westminster, MD 21157 or C/O Sunshine Safley, PNC Bank, 588 Jemor Lane, Westminster, MD 21157. Most sincerely yours, Frank and Ceci Moran

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