Robert Moran Jr.
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Moran, Jr., Robert "Bugs" F. Beloved son of the late Patricia (Hassett) and Robert F. Moran, Sr.; loving brother of Thomas P., William L. (Katheryne), and James D. (Kathleen) Moran; proud uncle of Ryan, Maggie, Matthew, Andrew and Emma. Bugs was an ardent Cubs, Bears, Blue Demons and all things Chicago sports fan. Bugs was a proud 1974 graduate of Fenwick H.S. and 1978 graduate of DePaul University. Bugs also earned a master's degree in history from DePaul. He a was bibliophile, audiophile and John Waynephile. He had an unbridled thirst for knowledge and a towering intellect. His dry wit and keen sense of humor will be deeply missed. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Kevin Cullinane, to the many friends and family that came to visit Bugs in his final days and to the extraordinary staff at the Loyola University Medical Center for their compassionate care and attention. Bob, you left us too soon. We will laugh in your memory and may God hold you in the palm of His hand until we meet again, brother! A memorial service for Bugs will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Jimmy's Place, 7411 Madison St. Forest Park, IL from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. For further information, please contact Olson, Burke, Sullivan Funeral & Cremation Center, (773) 774-3333.





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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Dec. 1, 2019.
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December 10, 2019
I was so sorry to hear of Bugs passing. I think i first met him when he went to Fenwick with my younger brother Ned. He was always such a crazy guy. Always laughing. Then we ended up having Cubs Season tickets across the aisle from each other for a few years. How he loved The Cubs. He will be greatly missed!!
Terry (Newhart) Day
December 10, 2019
Linda Rosner chiming in on how much we loved Bugs Moran! I got to know him in the class of '74 when I ran with the rest of his musical Friars crowd in Fiorello. All the parties! During Purdue days for me, I ran into Bugs in the Bleachers line waiting for the CUBS game one summer! We drank our share of beer that day! Fast forward to running into Bugs with Kevin Cullinane at Abbey Pub for burgers and beer and a concert years later, and being just as fun. What a loving spirit and joyful person was Bugs. Finally spent some time at fellow Friars' memorial for Mark Job; I'm missing you guys and our teen years. My thoughts and prayers with Bug's family; he was one of the best! So sad he is gone, but joining a welcoming crowd in Heaven. Bye Bye Bugsy! Love, Linda
LInda Rosner
December 9, 2019
Gene Wolande, Fenwick '74 here...

So sorry to hear of the passing of friend and fellow Friar, Bob/Bugs Moran. Always positive, with an wry, infectious wit, he made us all smile and listen, laugh and think.

My prayers go to his family and friends.

Celebrate his life.
Share the memories.
Embrace his love.

And he will live in our thoughts and hearts forever.

We raise our glasses to you, Bob. It was an honor and privileged to have known you.Time to rest.

GW
Gene Wolande
December 9, 2019
Tom Legge here,
Tom, Jim, and Bill, my heartfelt sorrow and sympathies on losing your big brother, whom you've intimately known for your whole lives. Please extend my condolences to your entire family.

I've lost a dear friend whom I first met back in 1975 when we both worked at Marshal Field's. He was a stock boy going to DePaul while I worked in sales for the rug department. By providence, the TV department was nearby where I worked, and Bob would regularly take his afternoon break to watch the Three Stooges (by the way, to add to your excellently written obit, Bob as a Stoogefile...he coitenly was!!!). We struck up had a lot of fun banter while watching our slapstick heroes.

Jump to the '90s, when I met him again in the Loop, where we both worked. From then on, a 20+ year friendship flourished. No doubt he was brilliant and ferociously inquisitive about an eclectic range of topics, but beyond his intellectual gifts was his gentle, sweet, and kind soul...and those qualities are the true measure of a man and what made him beloved by so many. Even now, and I imagine for a long time going forward, I'll expect his call right after Jeopardy to review the esoteric questions on the show.

Bob clearly didn't have an easy final last year, but I was so impressed by his flinty defiance and focus on getting back to his routines. He'd typically use humor to handle the challenge. Some of his best one liners were delivered while battling his condition. I'm heartened that I visited him any number of times and brought him books to read, which he devoured and commented upon. Pretty sure he was comforted by that.

Don't want to meander, so I'll sign off by saying I fervently hope to meet Bob once again. He was a wonderfully unique person and I loved him.
December 9, 2019
Thomas Legge
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