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Henry W. Moriarty II

April 3, 2021

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Posted by:
Jon D Christenson

Posted on:
April 16, 2021

Always I remember Hank. One of the best. We lived in different parts of Alexandria. My brother drove kids into St. John's. There weren't many buses, in and out of Washington (AB & W), at times to Alexandria. Especially if you stayed after classes for sports or activities. Very different than today. There was no subway or commuter rail. Alexandria had kinda a small Southern town in the 1950s and early 60s. Lot of kids, Post WW II Baby Boomers. There was something about St. John's at the time, we loved sports. Over 50,000 attended our 1962 City Championship football game. 49,000 + the year before. City attendance record. Sometimes we, students, would hitch in our military Gray cadet uniforms, long coats and capes -- hitching was safe. You could drive in Virginia at age 15, but you could not drive in District. Hank was good to the core. You knew it from the very moment you knew him. My true condolences. What a good man, always. Jon Christenson (Oregon) Saint John's College High School. Class of '63

Posted by:
Tom Halliwell

Posted on:
April 14, 2021

Dear Family and Friends of Mr. Moriarty, Mr. Moriarty taught my junior year history class, and I remember him being the first history teacher I had who appeared to truly love teaching history! He would go on talking nonstop for 45 minutes with story after story. I always liked history but it was something that I would study after I was done with math, science, and usually literature. It was surprising to me that someone would like history so much that he made it his career choice, not something he had to teach even though his primary interest could have been something else. I also remember him enjoying local, Wilkes-Barre history, which at the time I didn’t think was anything anybody ever thought about, excepting the Battle of Wyoming, Frances Slocum, and coal mining. Finally, I loved that he let the kids go in order around the room, another kid each day, opening the class with a prayer and picking a saint to “Pray for us.” St. Bede, patron saint of historians, pray for Mr. Moriarty’s family and pray for us! Tom Halliwell Bishop Hoban 1996

Posted by:
Jim Zbick

Posted on:
April 11, 2021

Fran & Family: So sorry to learn of Henry's passing. Always enjoyed our chats about Wyoming Valley sports and history and things concerning the farm. I leave you with the comforting words of Psalm 73:26: "My flesh and my heart faileth, but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever." Jim Zbick, Cape Coral, Florida

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The Kazmerski McClincy Family

Posted on:
April 9, 2021

I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Your father was a wonderful man and please know that I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. With love, Traci, Mike, Grant and Patrick

Posted by:
Carlie K Wetzel

Posted on:
April 9, 2021

Dear Fran, So sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your husband. The obituary was a wonderful tribute to him. My prayers are with you and your family during these difficult days. Yours, Carlie

Posted by:
karen richards

Posted on:
April 8, 2021

Dear Franny and Family....Though it's been years, I just talked to Hedy today(Thursday) and she told me of Henry's sudden death. I am so, so sorry. May you, your kids and grandkids find peace. Keep the faith. Karen Klaiber Richards

Posted by:
Thomas Cesarini

Posted on:
April 8, 2021

Dear Fran, we’re sorry to hear about the loss of your husband Henry. I remember meeting him a few times at the office, he was always very nice. Our prayers are with you & your family. Tom & Sunny

Posted by:
Jim Katchko

Posted on:
April 8, 2021

Dear Fran and Family, It has been too many years since I moved away but memories have not dulled. From umpiring many games together, to late night assigning phone calls, to singing for Katie's baptism at St. Nick's, the memories of time spent Henry are many. Be assured of my prayers for Henry, you, and your family. I will remember him fondly. Eternal rest, eternal memory grant unto Henry O Lord! Jim Katchko New Freedom, PA

Posted by:
Anne Krupa

Posted on:
April 7, 2021

Fran, Katie and Brendan, So sorry for your loss. We have such wonderful memories with your family as the boys grew up. One great memory was coaching soccer with Henry the year they had no coaches so Henry and I volunteered. It was the Skyhawks U-6. Those were good years. Know that you are in our prayers. God bless, Anne, Paul and Kyle Krupa

Posted by:
J Benz

Posted on:
April 7, 2021

RUDI Sorry for your loss!

Posted by:
Paul Ward

Posted on:
April 7, 2021

So SORRY to hear of passing of Henry. I know that he will be deeply missed. As a fellow official I know that he is still making calls in haven. R.I.P. Paul W. Ward

Posted by:
Karen Smith Misorek

Posted on:
April 7, 2021

Hank’s kindly disposition and welcoming collegiality encouraged me in my earliest days of teaching at Bishop Hoban HS. I respected his professionalism and and enjoyed his friendly demeanor. He demonstrated how Catholic and teacher worked together for good. May the good God comfort his family and bring him to eternal rest and Easter joy. God bless all. The tomb is empty. Alleluia!

Posted by:
Gerry Mcgroarty

Posted on:
April 7, 2021

So sorry for your loss and may each day bring you the best memories you have shared together with such an awesome person as Henry. God Bless.

Posted by:
Mike Truszkowski

Posted on:
April 7, 2021

Dear Fran and Family, Please accept our deepest condolences at this time as Henry is in our thoughts and prayers! May the Good Lord comfort you as He will never leave nor forsake you! God Bless, Mike Truszkowski and Family

Posted by:
Rhoda Tillman

Posted on:
April 7, 2021

Fran, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Henry. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Posted by:
Jill Shaw

Posted on:
April 7, 2021

Fran, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers, the girls at 118 Fabrics.

Posted by:
Patti Kaminski Mark

Posted on:
April 7, 2021

In his words “the family that prays together , stays together” He always said that before homeroom prayers. Loved him as a teacher and I was grateful to have both my sons have him as a teacher as well. So sorry for your loss. Patti Kaminski Mark Class of 81

Posted by:
Chris Breznay

Posted on:
April 7, 2021

My condolences to Hank and family. I had him for American History at Bishop Hoban. I learned a lot from him and remember it to help my own children with history. May he Rest In Peace. Chris Breznay Class of 1976

Posted by:
Stephanie Gawlas Walsh

Posted on:
April 7, 2021

Mr. Moriarty was one of my history teachers when I attended Bishop Hoban. He was always such a kind and genuine human being who deeply loved what he did. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Posted by:
Kelly Conway

Posted on:
April 7, 2021

I have fond memories of Mr. Moriarity from Bishop Hoban (class of 1987). My sincere condolences to his family.

Posted by:
Alexandra Bausch

Posted on:
April 7, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. The obituary was a beautiful tribute to Henry. Please know that you are in our thoughts. - Andreas, Ali, and Theo

Posted by:
Julie Gregory

Posted on:
April 7, 2021

I only had the pleasure of being in his company a few times but he had such a warm smile. He helped raise two children into wonderful, intelligent, and kind adults with a thirst for world knowledge and travel. My heart goes out to Fran, Katie, Brendan and all the rest of the family.