Literary Crushes/Grave Matters
Friday, December 5, 2014
RIP: Jay Moran - Dec. 5, 1944 - Oct. 28, 1990
When I posted a mini-memoir about my friend Jay three years ago, his cousin came across it and wrote: "Jay was my first cousin. I think of him often and miss him so much. He was blessed with a wicked sense of humor. Years ago, I had a brick paver inscribed with his name added to a patio at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Jay received his undergraduate degree at King's."
I don't know when this was taken, or where,
and I never saw a wider collar.
This is my favorite picture of Jay, taken in my
apartment at 801 East Huron in Ann Arbor.
A man named Bernard wrote, "In 1984, our Union Rep with Actors Equity in San Francisco was a dear sweet generous soul named Jay Moran. He was kind, gentle, caring, generous, sincere, funny, and overworked. I thought everyone in the Union was like him, genuinely concerned, and (as corny as it sounds) willing to make the extra effort to support each of us in our pursuit of our dreams. He was a rare soul in his thoughtfulness. Than you, Jay, wherever you are in the cosmos. "
Me & Jay on ferry in Seattle, 1976
On ferry, Seattle, 1976
Clambake in my cottage, Provincetown, 1978 ;
my brother, Bernard, Bill Haushalter, and Jay
Me, Bill, Jay
I miss him every day.
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