Robert Moran


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Posted Online: May 09, 2014, 5:43 pm
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Robert P. Moran, 56, of Galesburg, died at 2:31 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2014, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.
Funeral services will be noon Tuesday, May 13, at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg, with visitation one hour before the service. David Kramer will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to COPD-Support.inc, c/o Janice L. Reynolds, 85 Main St., Windham, ME 04062.
Bob was born Oct. 11, 1957, in Moline, son of Robert Lee and Sally Ann Carlton Moran. He married Cindy Poulson. She preceded him in death.
Robert joined the U.S. Army in May 1979, retiring in May 1989, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He then worked for Roadside Auto for 11 years, retiring in 2000. He loved fishing and working in his yard, but, most of all, he loved being with his family. Bob was a member of copd.com for the last 10 years, spending much of his time helping people understand what it was like to live with COPD.
Bob is survived by his mother, Sally Ann Krantz, East Moline; his significant other of 10 years, Donna Boyd, Galesburg; four daughters, Brandi Moran, Knoxville, Christina Moran, Galesburg, Melissa (Andrew) Rench, Abingdon, and Candice (Michael Geyssens) Moran, East Moline; a son, Robert Paul Moran, Galesburg; and nine grandchildren. He also is survived by two stepdaughters, Heather Marie Boyd, Arizona, and Betty Jean Boyd, Galesburg; and three sisters, JoLynn (Jim) Boyd, Rock Island, Amber (Jim) Webber, Galesburg, and Tina Gerlich, Des Moines. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lee Moran, and his grandmother, Viola Carlton.
Online condolences can be left at watsonthomas.com.














 



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