(Feb 12, 1949- Nov 21, 2012)
The Southernmost VFW Post 3911 Scholarship is named in honor of Ed Moran for his commitment to helping Veterans and the local community. Ed held different positions at the Post, eventually becoming the Commander, where he and his wife, Lucy were tireless fundraisers for many causes. Ed's involvement with the VFW continued until his health deteriorated.
Ed was a 28-year resident of Key West, born in Pittsburgh, Pa. and raised in New York, N.Y. Upon finishing high school, Ed joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served two tours in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in October 1974. Upon discharge, Ed worked as a helicopter mechanic in Ohio. Then he went on to become a chief engineer in the oil fields of Texas and Louisiana.
He then moved to Key West and found the life he enjoyed. His love of fishing led to him winning "Mate of the Year" in the mid-80s. He pursued other interests, such as writing and wound up becoming a published writer. Ed met the love of his life, Lucy Marie, in 1992 in New Jersey and shortly thereafter she moved to Key West and they were married on July 4, 1993.
His wife Lucy, who still enjoys Key West and her involvement with the VFW Post 3911, their daughter, Kayo; son-in-law, Scott; and granddaughter, Merritt carry on his legacy.