Daniel James Moran

October 4, 1991 ~ January 28, 2022 (age 30)


Daniel James Moran 10/4/1991 – 1/28/2022

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that our beloved Daniel James Moran, of Berkeley, California, was taken from us on January 28,2022.  Daniel was born on October 4, 1991, in Monterey, CA, and grew up primarily in Helena, Montana. He attended Capitol High School and graduated, with Honors, from the University of Montana in 2014, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. Daniel was a man of many talents, passions, and interests, which included: Computer Technician; Graphic Designer; Sound Engineer; Podcast Host and Producer; Musician; Author; Poet; Editor; Artist; Social Justice Advocate; and adventurous Cook.  Daniel was a generous thinker, an attentive listener, and voracious reader. His capacity to ground his thinking in deep feeling was always guided by his love for others, especially for those who believe that the world can and should be a better place for all of us.  We will miss Daniel immensely: his courage; his laugh; his hope for the world, and the hope that he inspired in us; his willingness to listen and open-up sometimes about himself; the way he would ensure to ruin most family photo ops with his “DWE” (Dreaded Warlock Energy Stare); his gentleness with animals; his endless curiosity; and his true care and concern for others.  Daniel is survived by his parents, James and Amy Moran, brother, Kevin Moran, sister, Meghan Ward (Sean), niece Penelope Ward, partner, Claire Sanchez, grandfather Dick Tourangeau, aunt Marie Kitsock (Steve), uncle Frank Moran, aunt, Lisse Telfer (Alan), uncle Paul Tourangeau (Kristin), and numerous cousins.  In lieu of flowers, please take a moment to commit “an act of kindness”, towards someone, in honor of our sweet Daniel’s memory and spirit. Condolences and remembrances may be sent to the family, via Monte’s Chapel of the Hills, San Anselmo, CA, at

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