David E. Moran

01/20/1949 - 06/28/2024


Obituary For David E. Moran

David E. "Moe" Moran, 75, of Lima passed away at 10:30 PM on Friday, June 28, 2024 at his residence.

He was born on January 20, 1949, in Lima to Owen "Bud" and Clara Mae (Wilson) Moran, who both preceded him in death.

Moe retired as the manager of the shipping department at Dana Corporation after 44 years of service. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He played basketball at the Ohio State Lima Branch for two years and played on softball, basketball and bowling leagues into his forties. He loved his Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns football. Moe loved all his friends and waitresses at Fat Jack's, Casa Lu Al and Lock 16.

Surviving are his daughter Kelly (Chad) Lauck of Lima; his son David (Sayana) Moran of Belmont, NC; his grandchildren Brooke Shultz, Brittany Lauck, Max Moran and Finn Moran; his great-grandchild Bodhin Brown; his siblings Donna Moran of Wildwood, FL, Diana (Russell) Kitchen, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Deborah Daley, Lima, OH, Denise (Doug) Zimmerman, Spencerville, OH, Danette ( William ) Ballinger of Wapakoneta OH and Dennis (Amber) Moran of Wapakoneta, OH. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews that he loved very much.

According to his wishes, there will not be any visitation or services.

Interment will be in Gethsemani Cemetery at a later date at the convenience of the family.

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  • 07/05/2024

    Life won't be the same without you. Sometimes it was fun, and sometimes it was not. But it was always real. With affection; Noe.

  • 07/05/2024

    Rest in peace Dave. You and my late husband John became good friends spending time together at Fat Jack's for many hours. Thoughts and prayers with your family.

  • 07/03/2024

    I'm so sorry to hear about Dave. He was always so much fun in high school and the star of our basketball team! My first motorcycle ride on that Honda! May all your fun-loving memories comfort you all! Conni DeVita Arnold

  • 07/03/2024

    I was so sorry to hear about Dave. He was such fun in high school and the star of our basketball team! My first motorcycle ride! Rest in peace, Dave! Conni DeVita Arnold

  • 07/03/2024

    Dave was a great friend and teammate. Together, we played softball for Memorial Hospital, and went out after every game with our families and teammates. Such great memories!! My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Steve Frueh

  • 07/02/2024

    Thoughts & prayers are with you all. May you draw close to Jesus for comfort in this time of loss.

  • 07/02/2024

    To all Friends and Family of Dave, We cannot begin to list all of the many fond memories and great times we've had with "Moe" over the last 50 plus years. So many weekends spent on fun trips to ball games, lakes, Columbus, etc. No pun intended, but he really was larger than life! He had a loving, caring soul and an inate sense of humor. A toast to you, Davey me boy — "May the road rise up to meet ya' , May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and the rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand." Proud to call you our Friend, Slainte! Bob and Patty Howard

  • 07/02/2024

    I'm blessed to have know "Moe" and lucky to have been part of his family for over 30 years now! I will never forget how welcomed I was the first day Kelly introduced me to her dad, and how much love his family has shown me over the years! ❤️ Moe, everyone knew you were a grumpy old man who was set in his ways, but they may not have know how big your heart was or how much faith you had under the rough old exterior. My god bless you old man! You will be forever loved and missed.

  • 07/02/2024

    Dave and I we're great high school buddies. He was Little Moe and I was Big Moe. He was a great athlete and fine basketball player. Together we put a lot of miles on his motorcycle. My prayers are with him and his family

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