Roger Moran

Obituary of Roger E. Moran

Mr. Roger E. Moran, 100, of Amsterdam, NY died peacefully on Saturday, September 28, 2019 following a brief illness.  Born in Fort Hunter, NY on December 30, 1918 he was the last living child of Frank and Ruth Howard Moran.

A lifelong area resident, Roger was a graduate of the former Wilbur H. Lynch High School.  He furthered his education at Union College in Schenectady where he obtained his B.A. in Economics. 

During World War II, Roger served as a pilot in the US Army Air Force with the rank of Captain. He ferried airplanes to the European Theater and, as a flight commander flew the Hump (Himalayas) in China, Burma and the India Theater with C 54s. He was awarded the Air Metal with Oakleaf cluster and the Distinguished Flying Cross and three bronze stars on his Asiatic-Pacific ribbon.

Recently he was honored as recipient Of the Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the New York State Senate.

On November 30, 1945 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth A. Martin Moran.  Together for nearly 74 years, they shared a wonderful life together.  They made their home in Amsterdam, and raised six children.  Roger went to work for General Electric and worked in the payroll department for 34 years until his retirement.

Roger was a devoted member of St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and served on the council.  He was a member of the GE Quarter Century Club and at one time was a member of the International Order of Red Men.  He enjoyed playing tennis until the age of 83, was an avid fisherman, enjoyed dancing and was a NY Yankee fan.  His greatest joy and source of love, was his family.  He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was predeceased by his two sons, David and Jeffrey Moran; and all of his siblings, Ellen Ruth, John, Frank, Paul, Ray and Edwin.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; his children, Karen M. Kopf and her husband Jeffrey of Winston Salem, NC, Larry R. Moran and his wife Terri of Glenville, NY, Timothy M. Moran and his wife Vicki of Los Alamitos, CA, Matthew P. Moran and his wife Laureen of Rindge, NH; one daughter- in- law, Janice McCord and her husband Bill of Amsterdam, NY; ten grandchildren, Amy Cordi and her husband Dan, Lisa Brennan and her husband Scott, Michael Moran and his wife Betsy, Tucker Kopf and his wife Nancy, Carrie Moran, Tyler Kopf, Christine May and her husband Adam, Janaée Farris and her husband Jake, Kylee Moran, Aimee Moran; eight great grandchildren, Jeffrey, Kai, Jake, Hunter, Mia, Avery, Callie, Shelbie; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will commence on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 11a.m. at St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 24 Pine Street, Amsterdam, NY with the Rev. Dr. John A. Califano officiating.  Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Tribes Hill, NY with military honors.  Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 4 until 7p.m. at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to his beloved church or the charity of one’s choice.  Please visit the online memorial at

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Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home
171 Guy Park Ave
Amsterdam, New York, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, October 4, 2019
St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church
24 Pine Street
Amsterdam, New York, United States


12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Friday, October 4, 2019
Pine Grove Cemetery
Mohawk Drive
Tribes Hill, New York, United States
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