Charles Joseph Moan

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If he wasn’t at home most likely he’d be out dancing; he had the moves and watch out if Billy Idol’s Mony Mony was played. Even sick, he’d dance till he dropped. Of course, he loved one dance more than all the others: The Mummers Strut. A huge fan of the parade his whole life, even teaching his neighbors in Florida. He may have never been more at ease than when he was out smelling the salt water; the captain of his boat. Pro Tip that he learned a little late: make sure your anchor is tied to the line before telling your daughter to toss it overboard. And he liked to fish and hunt. Charlie started a tradition that would go on for decades: When his kids were young, good grades earned them a quarter. For better or worse, inflation never increased the amount; nursing degrees, college degrees, masters degrees, promotions to Lt. Colonel and soccer goals by the great grandchildren also earned you a quarter. He was adored by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren
Charlie enjoyed baseball: Pop taught the grandkids all about America’s Pastime and, like most of us, he suffered quietly with the Phils. Earlier years found him building ships at the Navy Yard.

One of his neighbors on Stanley Ave in Westville was a pretty girl named Marguerite “Re”. They’d share a 67-year marriage: inseparable until the end.

They were blessed with children, Edna Schultz (husband Charles)Nancy Hampton and Rick Moan (wife Donna) 4 grandkids, Christy Horwell (husband Steve), David Hampton(wife Dana), Ricky Moan (wife Sam), Eric Moan(wife Amber)and 10 great-grandchildren: Colette, Sammy, Gabrielle, Sawyer, Giulianna, Celeste, Cymonne, EJ, Milani , and Mia.

2 thoughts on “Charles Joseph Moan

  1. Pat and Carl Hutchinson

    Charlie had such a lust for life that transferred to those around him that put a smile on your face. He put everyone at ease and comfortable just being around him. His sense of humor, nonjudgmental demeanor was a rare gift. It wasn’t a meaningless question when he asked, “How have you been?” He really cared!

    I could tell many stories, as probably all of us can, of pranks he pulled; telling the same old jokes and start laughing so hard it was as though you hearding it for the first time; always willing to start a practical joke or go along with one.

    The first Christmas we were married, Carl and I want over to their house for dinner, Uncle Chal introduced him to the new sport of “Shooting the Ornaments off the Christmas” with Ricky’s gun he had received as a gift.

    After saying all that of his antics, he was more than just a “Good Guy” to be around. He was a Great Family Man, providing for and, guiding his Children, loved and treasured his Grandchildren and Great-Grand Children, as can be seen here today.

    But, he didn’t accomplish this all by himself. He had an accomplice and partner that supported and loved him through more than 67 years of marriage.

    Without that, his achievements might have been less prodigious.

    Our love and blessings will continue being with Aunt Re.
    Love,
    Pat and Carl

  2. Lisa Clanet

    So sorry to hear of your husband’s/father’s/grandfather’s passing. I’ve always enjoyed Nancy’s stories of her parent’s dancing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all today as you celebrate a life-well lived.
    Sincerely,
    Lisa Runner Clanet

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