Thursday, January 4, 2018

Robert H. Moran

Wellsville, NY - Robert H. Moran, age 89, formerly of Highland Avenue passed away on Wednesday January 3, 2018 at Olean General Hospital following a brief illness. He was born on October 7, 1928 in Wellsville, the son of late Robert T. and Anna (Casey) Moran. On February 11, 1956 he married Loraine D. Gleason who survives.

Robert was a lifetime resident of Wellsville who attended the Immaculate Conception School for 10 years and graduated from Wellsville High School in 1947. He began working at Worthington in 1947 as a stock clerk. Robert joined the US Army in 1950, proudly served until 1952 as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. Following the service He went back to work for Worthington and retiring from Dresser Rand in 1993 after 45 years of service. He was a lifetime member of the Immaculate Conception Church where was involved in the Christian Family Movement and was a lector for many years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #702 of Wellsville and was an active member of the Scio Lions Club where he served as treasurer for many years. He also volunteered his time as a chaperone for the Fresh Air Fund and later he delivered for Meals on Wheels. Robert was a dedicated and loyal blood donor for the American Red Cross donating a life-time total of 20 gallons. He and his wife, Loraine, loved to square dance and for many years they were members of the Grand Square Dance Club. Robert enjoyed reading, working with stained glass, treasure hunting/metal detecting, and roller skating. Robert was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and will be fondly remembered by his family as a hardworking, benevolent man who cherished time spent in the presence of family and friends. He will be greatly missed!

In addition to his wife, Loraine, survivors include, a son, Sean (Sandi) Moran of Oswego; 3 daughters, Robin (Gary) Ahrens of Olean, Tammy (Robert) Christman of Wellsville, and Kelly (Jesse) Case of Wellsville; 8 grandchildren, Robert (Jen) Ahrens, Kelsey (Matt) Quattrone, Michaela Moran, Liam Moran, Leah Christman, Bridget Christman, Samuel Case, and Simon Case; 4 great grandchildren, Maddox Guay, Ryker Quattrone, Colin Ahrens, and Donovan Ahrens; a brother and sister in-law, David and Barbara Gleason of Conroe, TX.; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, a brother, John M. Moran, and a grandson, Lee Ahrens.

Friends are invited to call on Monday, January 8, 2018, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A prayer service will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 am in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 am in the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial with full military honors will be held in Sacred Heart Cemetery and memorials in his name may be made to the Immaculate Conception School or to the Hart Comfort House of Allegany County. To leave online condolences please visit


  1. To Bob's family, Cathy and I want to express our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Bob. He had a photographic memory and when I was new as his boss his parts knowledge saved the billings many months! We will always have a fond spot in our hearts. I will miss calling him on his birthday and talking about old times....
    Al Richmond

  2. I am sad to hear of the loss of Bob and offer my sympathy to his family. I shall always remember talking around the Jim and Mary Ellen Hennessy table when Bob and Loraine were visiting there. He was a great man with a big smile and an awesome ability to skate around the town. So happy that I knew him. He will be missed. R.I.P. Bob. Judy and Paul Servey