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Capt. William Moran

A memorial service will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Falcon’s Landing in Potomac Falls, Va. Interment with military honors will follow at 3 p.m. in the Pohick Church Cemetery in Lorton, Va. Email condolences may be made at
Bill was born in Los Angeles in 1933 and soon moved to San Francisco, where he graduated from Lincoln High School. His parents were Cecile (Barnard) Moran and Charles Thomas Moran. He was a 1955 graduate of Stanford University, where he was president of Delta Chi fraternity.
He enlisted in the Naval Reserve during high school and was commissioned an ensign upon college graduation.
His first duty station was NAATC Memphis, where he met Mitzi. They were married June 23, 1957, at the First United Methodist Church in Union City.
He was executive officer of the USS San Joaquin County, (LST 1122) home ported in Iwakuni, Japan, and then commanding officer of the Naval Reserve Training Center in Lake Charles, La. His next assignment was the Naval Reserve Manpower Center in Bainbridge, Md. He served as first lieutenant aboard the USS Hermitage, (LSD 34) home ported in Little Creek, Va. He worked in the BUPERS office in Washington.
Bill graduated from the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., and was the commanding officer of the Naval Reserve Readiness Command, Region 6, in Ravenna, Ohio. His final assignment was in the office of the Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs).
Following his retirement, he commanded the NJROTC Unit at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Md. His last position was as executive director of the Master Builders Assn. and Construction Contractors Council.
Next Bill and Mitzi fulfilled their desire to travel, visiting over 70 countries, and in 2010 they moved to Falcon’s Landing Military Retirement Community in Potomac Falls, Va.
Besides Mitzi, he is survived by two daughters, Tina (Moran) Buckingham of Ashburn, Va., and Shari (Moran) Klutz of Tampa Bay, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Josh and Amy Buckingham and Michael, Cassidy and Matthew Trotter.