David T. Moriarty (77) of Alva, FL, died suddenly in his home on February 27, 2023. Dave was born in Chicago, IL, on December 21, 1945, to the late David P. Moriarty and Mary Marguerite Blitsch. He grew up in Brookfield, IL, and attended Fenwick High School and then Loyola University. Dave’s career began with Western Electric, and continued for 40 years during the company’s transition to A&T and then to Lucent Technologies, Alcatel and Nokia.
Dave is survived by his loving wife Patti of 36 years. After the long careers of both Dave and Patti with Western Electric/AT&T, they were so happy that they were able to achieve their dream of retirement in their beautiful home in Florida. Their retirement began in 2007, and Dave enjoyed reading by the pool, tending to the plants and gardens, and harvesting pineapples he made into coladas for happy hour. Dave could answer any question in Trivial Pursuit and enjoyed watching Jeopardy and auto racing, grilling meat to perfection and listening to Irish music. Dave and Patti loved taking cruises around the Carribbean, and Dave was known by many for his signature colorful Hawaiian shirts.
Dave is also survived by son Patrick C. Moriarty (Bonnie) of Waterford, VA and daughters Shannon K. Bagato (Luke) of Western Springs, IL and Mary Katherine “Katie” Calder (David) of Cornelius, NC; six grandchildren Hannah, Ashley and John “Jack” Moriarty, Amelia “Mia” and Charlotte Bagato and Loren Calder; brother Brian Moriarty (Cathy) of Brigham City, UT and sisters Patrice Mullen (Tom) of Vonore, TN and Mary-Sharon McGahan (Gerard) of Westmont, IL; Aunt Madeline and many cousins in the Chicago area; father-in-law, Lynn Van Deusen of DeKalb, IL; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; and many life-long friends.
In accordance with Dave’s wishes, there will be no formal service.