Kevin Joseph “KJ” Moran


Kevin Joseph “KJ” Moran, 60, of Cranston passed away peacefully on March 15, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband Carol Gohl Moran.

He was the son of the late Edward & Jean (Leahy) Moran. Kevin grew up in the Washington Park section of Providence and attended St Paul’s School and Classical High School. After attending RI School of Design he moved to California, working at the San Francisco Chronicle as a graphic design editor until retiring. Kevin received many awards for his design and advertising layouts. He traveled to Russia to provide training in page design for a major newspaper. He taught graphic art classes in California and did freelance design for a number of national publications. Kevin was an accomplished musician, playing several instruments in multiple bands on both coasts. He was quick witted, enjoyed life and was knowledgeable on many subjects; a true Renaissance man.

He is survived by Bernadette McDowell (John) of Warwick, Michael of Cranston, Sean of Providence and Colleen Bacon-Moran of Warwick. He is also survived by Sharon Gohl Mauldin of Dominican Republic and Diane Gohl of Burbank, California. He was the brother of the late Edward (Ted), Patrick, Daniel, and Paul Moran and the late Gary Gohl. He is also survived by 12 nieces and nephews; and many friends on both coasts.

His ashes will be scattered in the San Francisco Bay. A memorial mass will be celebrated at St Rose and Clements Church, 111 Long Street Warwick, RI on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend.


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Kevin. It has only been four short days since you left us. But it feels like forever. It has not even sunk in yet that you are not here. it just all seems so surreal. I could sit here and drone on for hours about funny stories about Kevin while I was growing up, (but Kevin would kill me for talking/writing too much LOL!!!!!). So I will say just a few words about my friend Kevin Moran. I met Kevin through Mick when I was three years old in 1979. Kevin was easily the funniest, and certainly one of the most intelligent people I had the pleasure to interact with in my life. Kevin I miss you already, and wish you were still here. I miss our two hour conversations on the phone, and the constant laughs you provided me with your outlook on life. I am not great at composing eulogies or written tributes to people, so I will finish with these words. Kevin, you will be sorely missed by so many. You were one of the strongest people I knew. Having withstood and coped with all of the loss you experienced in such a short amount of time. that in and of itself should inspire people. Hopefully we'll meet again one day. I know you were not a religious man, but where you are now has got to be better than this world you just left. To Carol, I also am not terribly adept at extending condolences. But I am so sorry (truly) for your loss. Kevin was one of a kind, and a great guy. If you feel that you need to talk to someone you can always call me, (you have the number). I am not sure if you are religious Carol, but I will end this entry with a simple God Bless. Your friend always, Justin.


Justin Wall

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

peace Kevin..Snow Goose Nick name will always stay with me as I run now I see the geese and Laugh...As dan said I am the snow goose.

you were a great person..cousin Friend..

I wish you eternal peace my friend.

you were always there to make us laugh, peace ...forward always.

Monday, March 24, 2014