Germaine D. Moran, 74, of McLean, Virginia, and formerly of Harrisburg, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. following complications of esophageal cancer. She was surrounded by her loving children, Patrick E. Moran of Agoura Hills, CA; Carin Moran Otero of Arlington, VA and her husband, Jack; the Rev. Martin O. Moran III of Cincinnati, OH; Marcia E. Moran of Harrisburg; and Michael J. Moran and his wife, Penny, of St. Petersburg, FL. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Ryan Moran, Molly Moran, Danielle Moran and Martin Moran; and her beloved sister, Betty Ann Laubach, along with a very much-loved extended family and friends.
Ms. Moran enjoyed a career as an executive for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees in Pennsylvania when the union was formed and collective bargaining rights were established into Pennsylvania state law in the 1970s, and then in Washington, D.C., from 1981 until her retirement in 1994. She was instrumental in pursuing women’s and retirees' initiatives, with oversight and planning for the union’s conventions. She enjoyed a wonderful retirement and volunteered at Traveler’s Aid at Washington National Airport until her death. She was most proud of her service as president of the Harrisburg Chapter of the Mothers of Twins Club as a young mother of twins in the 1960s.
Visitation and a prayer service will be held at Murphy Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA on Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 2:30 p.m. in the Cathedral Parish of St. Patrick, 212 State St., Harrisburg, with Rev. Martin O. Moran III, her son, and Rev. Thomas J. Rozman as concelebrants. Rev. Francis T. Menei will be the homilist. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, West Hanover Twp. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 1 until 2:30 p.m. in the cathedral. Arrangements are being handled by Wiedeman Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Campus Ministry Assn., Germaine D. Moran Fund, 1118 Pendleton St., Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH 45202.