Thomas J. Moriarty


Thomas J. Moriarty sailed away peacefully December 28, 2020.

He had been with family in their Fairway, KS, home. Tom was born December 20, 1948, in Omaha, NE. He is survived by wife Dana Collins Moriarty and son Richard Collins Moriarty. Also survived by brothers Mick and wife Jan, Omaha; Jim and wife Pam, New Orleans; and Don, Omaha.


A Celebration of Life will be held later in Tom’s beloved Santa Monica, CA. Memorials to: ALS Association Mid-America Chapter, 6950 Squibb Rd., Mission, KS 66202.


  1. Janis G. Broaddus on January 3, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    So happy I was able to see Tom this past summer. I will really miss his wisdom and wit!! No gluten lol!! He was a smart guy because he knew a unicorn when he saw one and he married her!! So wonderful you both had a love like that!!‍‍‍‍⚾️⚾️

  2. Mike Bartnik on January 3, 2021 at 7:32 am

    Grade school friend , Tom was on our basketball team. He was the last guy I know to shoot two handed from between his knees free throws .He also during our SRA reading years was way ahead of our class(school) guess you could say 1st of those speed readers .Toms hair was sooo red he had the team nickname Cherries .Those were the days Will play again some day .

  3. Grisel Wiley on January 2, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Dana, our deepest condolences for your loss. Jerry and I pray for your peace and comfort during this very difficult time. Tom was an important member of our wonderful community and he will be missed. Warmest regards, Grisel and Jerry♥️

  4. Eileen Yordy on January 1, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    Tom had such a good soul. We will miss him. I’m so glad we got to spend time with him at Heather’s wedding 2 1/2 years ago. I remember him sitting down with my son, Jason and telling Jason all kinds of good things about my dad. I thought that was very sweet of him.

  5. Michael Fleschman on January 1, 2021 at 11:54 am

    My thoughts & prayers are with you…

  6. Sue Conway Coltman on January 1, 2021 at 10:03 am

    Dear Dana and Richard, I am so sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. I had no idea that he was ill. Like Chris, he was a bigger than life person. I’m so glad that you three had so many good years together. You are in my thought and prayers. Love you!

  7. Diane Johnson on January 1, 2021 at 9:20 am

    My Dearest Dana,
    How can it be true that Tom passed away. I am so incredibly sorry for you. My thoughts are with you and Richard.
    Much love to you. And may Tom rest in peace.

  8. Bowen & Tom Condon on December 31, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    To always be remembered.
    To never be forgotten.
    To have been so loved. And to have so loved.
    Your place in so many lives lives on.
    Peace Everlasting Tom Moriarty.

  9. Carol Soucek King on December 31, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    What a great sens of life and love and full-bodied appreciation of others Tom brought to all those who knew him. Knowing him ever since he came into the life of my treasured friend Dana Collins –and then their marriage — and always receiving news of their pride and joy , their son Richard, uplifted my life. Sending love and prayers to Tom and Dana, blessings in my life. — Carol Soucek King

  10. Arlan and Cheryl Dohrmann on December 31, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    We feel overwhelmingly sad but thankful to have known Tom who was an intelligent caring person who cherished his family and friends.
    Our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Dana and Richard.

  11. Laurie Franklin on December 31, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    A fine portrait of the Irish Fighter and Santa Monica surfer boy. We would love to join the memorial there.
    Peace and Love to you Dana, Richard and the family
    Heartfelt condolences on Tom’s passing

  12. Max Masius on December 31, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    I am very sorry for your loss.

    I know it is very hard and sad to lose someone you love.

    I will miss Tom very very much. ☹️

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