Robert L. Moran, Jr

Robert L. Moran, Jr., 89 passed away peacefully on February 3, 2024. He was born on April 7, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois to Robert L. and Josephine(nee Orcelletto) Moran.

Robert grew up in Chicago, the oldest of four children. He attended Loyola Academy High School. While there he served as an altar boy and excelled in playing varsity basketball. This love of the game led him to receive a scholarship to Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. In 1956 he received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Next, he left behind the cold of the midwest and drove his new ‘57 Chevy down Route 66 straight to Los Angeles. Once in California he began his work in the fledgling aerospace program with Rocketdyne. Bob was a never ending student and added a Master’s in Finance from the University of Southern California to his list of accomplishments.

In 1967 he was recruited to the space program in Texas when Bob began his work with TRW in Nassau Bay. It was an exciting time in a new community which was still being built. All the local energy enthused Bob and he enrolled in law school at South Texas College of Law in Houston while continuing his usual work, earning him a Doctor of Jurisprudence. He was legendary in his family for all that he achieved.

His passion for sports followed him throughout life. He loved to play tennis, basketball, waterski and take long walks around Nassau Bay.

He is survived by his loving daughter Laura, son Kevin and his wife Gisele and their children Gigi, Christian, Ander, Laurent and Lucienne; daughter Bridget Moran-Wilson and her son James Wilson; brother Philip, sister Mary Susan Kelly and her husband Thomas and sister-in-law Cheri. He was predeceased by his parents and dear brother Patrick J. Moran. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Bob, who is missed so deeply, who fought so bravely, left this world peacefully; content in the knowledge that he had always done his best and was deeply loved by his family.

He has sailed from this shore through a veil of our tears, but was beckoned to the furthest shore with radiant joy and happiness by those who had sailed before him.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Sterling Oaks for taking excellent care of Bob during his time there.

In lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a donation in Bob’s memory, a gift to The Association for Frontotemporal Dementia ( would be greatly appreciated.

A funeral mass will be on Saturday, February 24th at 11 am.

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

18223 Point Lookout Drive

Nassau Bay, Texas 77058

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