Surrounded by his loving family and friends, Michael Moroz, 98, went to his Eternal Reward on April 7, 2022.
He was born to Ukrainian immigrants Anna (Kmet) and Nicholas Moroz in NYC on February 4, 1924 and grew up in Bayonne, NJ. Michael attended Stevens Institute of Technology studying engineering and machine design before being drafted into the Army during WWII. He undertook military training as a medic and studied in the select ASTP Program before being assigned to the 96th Infantry Division, 382nd Regiment, Company L, seeing action liberating Leyte, The Philippines, and Okinawa where he was awarded a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Presidential Unit Citation.
After honorable discharge from the Army in February, 1946 as a Tech Sergeant, Michael returned home to Bayonne, NJ and earned a BS in mechanical engineering from NYU in 1952. He married Elsie Mary Boyko on October 3, 1953, and together they raised three daughters and lived in Bayonne, NJ, Williamsport, PA, and Mt. Laurel, NJ. After a successful career as a power piping engineer at M.W. Kellogg Company, Bechtel Corporation, and Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation, Michael retired and moved with his wife to Wilmington, DE. Michael always involved himself in worthwhile causes over the years including: Christ Episcopal Church Vestry, Lions Club International, Holy Cross Orthodox Church, Loyalsock Lancer Band Parents, 96th Infantry Division Association, VFW Post Hall-Burke 5547, and Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Besides his loving wife Elsie Moroz, he is survived by his daughters: Elizabeth Moroz Harper, Diane Moroz Allen (Randy), and Ann Moroz Duncan (Andrew), grandchildren: Nicole Allen, Michael Harper (Lyndsee), Matthew Allen, Daniel Harper (Hannah), Hannah Duncan (Shawn), and Grace Duncan, nephews and nieces: Walter Moroz, Jr. (Judith), Mary Ann Moroz Copley (Richard), Sandra Boyko Policastro (Robert), Jean Boyko, Stephen Jendras (Patricia), Joette Boyko Jago (John), and Father Richard Jendras, and numerous other family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Walter Moroz, Sr., sister Marion Moroz Jendras, and nephew Robert Boyko.
Viewing will be on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 from 10AM-11AM followed by the funeral service at 11AM at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1406 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809. Interment will be on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 11AM in St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, 280 S. Main St., South Bound Brook, NJ 08805.