The Miami Herald describes Moran as "a Horatio Alger-type figure." He was a self-made man who as a Chicago car dealer was known as "the Courtesy Man.''
Moran's history does include a fair bit of controversy, as well. Allegations of tax evasion and discriminatory practices led him to start programs for troubled youth and to recognize African-American achievements. His daughter Pam had recently stepped down as head of JM, an $11.1 billion company that employs about 4,500 people. Besides daughter Pat, Moran is survived by his wife, Jan; daughter Arline and son-in-law John McNally; and son and daughter-in-law Jim and Wanda Moran Jr.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
JM Family plans to hold a private ceremony honoring Moran at its headquarters.
Thanks for the tip, Bob.
[Source: Miami Herald]