Dennis Wm Moran died on Wednesday evening, February 21st in St. Joseph’s Hospital, with his wife and son at his side. He was born on August 11, 1943 in Youngstown Ohio, to parents Richard Francis and Mildred Hilliah Moran. After attending St. Dominic’s elementary School, he graduated from Cardinal Mooney High School. Following this, he enrolled in St. Mary’s Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio. After two years in that vocation, he finished his college education at Youngstown State University (where he majored in classics and philosophy). He then moved to South Bend in 1966 upon enrolling in a Ph.D. program at the University of Notre Dame, where he concentrated in Linguistics and Old and Middle English Language and Literature. His research specialty was the Pearl Poet. Upon completing his Doctorate, he taught at Holy Cross College in its very earliest years. He then was an Instructor at Indiana University at South Bend for several years in the English Department.
For many years, Dennis was an energetic member of a progressive group in the American Political Science Association.