1942 James 2018

James Moriarty, Jr.

November 24, 1942 — June 20, 2018

James P. Moriarty Jr.
Age 75, of Schiller Park, Illinois, passed awayJune 20, 2018 while on vacation with his family in Lancaster, PA.
Mr. Moriarty was born in Chicago, Il on November 24, 1942.
He was preceeded in death by is parents, James P. Moriarty, Sr., and Margaret Franzen, and his sister Kathleen Pruiett.

Mr. Moriarty was the loving husband of Vina-Gail Springer, devoted step-father of Monique (Anthony) Sparacino, and Kevin (Rebecca) Dusek, and a loving step-grandfather of Nathan and Natalie Sparacino and Abigail and Sean Dusek.
Mr. Moriarty was the fond uncle and cousin of many.

Mr. Moriarty served in the united States Army before attending college. He was a proud Northern Illinois University Huskie, where he received both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education. He went on to teach in Chicago Public Schools for 42 years before retiring. He continued as a substitute teacher for another seven years. He was a teacher in numerous Chicago Public Schools including DuSable High School, Tilden Tech, Whitney young, Westinghouse Career Academy, and Foreman College and Career Academy. In addition to teaching, he was a passionate coach. He devoted his time to coaching both boys and girls track, cross country, and swimming. His dedication to his students was obvious, you could often find Coach Moriarty purchasing breakfast for his athletes, as well as running shoes, with money from his own pocket. It was important to him that his students were able to compete against other track teams with the proper equipment, The thrust of his efforts was to have athletes further their education beyond high school through the hope of athletic scholarships. He coached one track member to qualify for the US Olympic alternate team and another to a world record; a record that was only recently broken after 34 years. Coach Moriarty was extremely proud of these students' accomplishments, along with countless others.

Visitation for James will be held Friday, June 29, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home, 9568 Belmont Ave., Franklin Park. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Saturday, June 30, 3018, for the funeral service at 11:00 am.

Interment Mount Emblem Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Stroke Association http://www.stroke.org.

For information please call the funeral home at (847) 678-1950 or www.sax-tiedemann.com.

Visitation
Friday, June 29, 2018
3:00 PM 6/29/2018 3:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 6/29/2018 9:00:00 PM
Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium

9568 Belmont Ave.
Franklin Park, IL 60131

Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium
9568 Belmont Ave. Franklin Park 60131 IL
United States
Funeral Service
Saturday, June 30, 2018
11:00 AM 6/30/2018 11:00:00 AM
Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium

9568 Belmont Ave.
Franklin Park, IL 60131

Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium
9568 Belmont Ave. Franklin Park 60131 IL
United States
Location

Mt. Emblem Cemetery Final Resting Place

520 E. Grand Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

520 E. Grand Ave. Elmhurst 60126 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

National Stroke Association
9707 East Easter Lane, Suite B
Centennial, CO 80112
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