MENTONE - Earlier this week we lost Triton Athletic Hall of Famer Roger Moriarity. Roger was a manager of the 1965 Triton basketball Semi-State runner up team, whom we inducted on their 50th anniversary in 2015. The Triton Athletic Department staff and Hall of Fame Selection Committee would like to express our sincere condolences to Roger's family, friends, and the Tippecanoe Valley community. May your memories of Roger give you peace and comfort.
Obituary for Roger Moriarty
Roger A. Moriarty, 71, of Mentone, Indiana passed at 1:25 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 at his residence.
Roger was born on Sept. 9, 1948 in Rochester, Indiana to Lyndol Charles and Phyllis May (Reed) Moriarty. He married on Aug. 24, 1968 in the Mentone United Methodist Church to Sandra L. Nelson, she survives.
Roger was a graduate of Triton High School in 1966 and then graduated from Indiana University of Fort Wayne with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and International Business College of Ft. Wayne with an Associates in Business. He was inducted into the Triton Hall of Fame in 2015 for basketball.
He was the owner of the Neighborhood Department Store, Moriarty Insurance, and then started teaching. He taught special needs and in later years he was a very well liked substitute teacher.
He was a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church where he had been the chair of the endowment committee. He had been a long time member and president of the Mentone Lions Club. He had also been the chair of the Mentone Bell Memorial Library. Roger in years past had been president the Chamber of Commerce and the Mentone Youth League.
At Tippecanoe Valley, he began coaching golf at the junior high level in 1985 and had been in charge of both the girls and boys high school programs from 1989 to 2015. Rog boasted 500 wins to go with nine Three Rivers Conference championships. He has also had eight teams qualify for the regional and his 2000 boy’s team advanced to the State Finals. He had coached over 50 total seasons in 30 years which included golf and boys and girls basketball.
Roger was always a big supporter of his family and the community. He was always on the sidelines rooting and coaching. He was an avid Notre Dame fan and enjoyed golfing and fishing, especially in Minnesota. But most of all he adored his grandchildren and being grandpa was his greatest job.
Survivors and place of residence:
Wife – Sandy Moriarty – Mentone, Ind.
Son - Stephen and wife Jenny Moriarty – Rochester, Ind.
Grandchildren – Molly, Grady, and Charles
Sisters – Julia Ann and husband Gary Teel – Mentone, Ind. Marla Jo and husband Rodney Kreft – Tippecanoe, Ind. Nikki Moriarty - Fort Wayne, Ind.
Brothers - Patrick and wife Melissa Moriarty - Pickerington, Ohio Timothy Moriarty - Ft. Wayne, Ind. Kevin Moriarty, Fort Wayne, Ind. Kirk and wife Tawana Moriarty - Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Many Nieces and Nephews and Great Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in Death By: Parents - Phyllis May and husband Bill Martin and Lyndol Charles and wife Fran Moriarty
The funeral service will take place at 10:30 am, Monday, March 2, 2020 at King Memorial Home 101 North Tucker Street Mentone, Indiana with Pastor Jason Rice officiating.
The burial will take place in the Mentone Cemetery, Mentone, Indiana.
Visitation hours will be from 1 pm to 6 pm, Sunday, March 1, 2020 at King Memorial Home, Mentone, Indiana.
Donations can be made in his memory to the Mentone United Methodist Church.
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