Rosary will be said at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, September 2, 2013 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Arokia Raj Samala as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Groom. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Jim was born on August 27, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan to Alexander and Angela Moraniec. He graduated from Marlett high school and then attended the University of Michigan. He served in the Air Force. He married Janie Gomez in 1955 and to this union, five children were born. He worked for Mason and Hanger for 33 years between the Medina and Pantex Plant. He was a 3rd degree Knight of Columbus with the Pampa Council.
His passions were slow pitch softball, fishing, running the concession stand at Alamo High School for years, working around the school, watching his grandkids and great-grandkids play any type of sport and following them where ever they went, and most importantly his service for his heavenly father. He took great pride in owning and operating Mighty’s in Groom and Claude and in his later years opening Blessed Mary’s in Groom retiring from there.
He married Carolyn Huskey in 1976.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Moraniec of Groom; two daughters, Mary Treadwell and husband Tony of Groom, Angela Quintanilla and husband Sam of Helotes; three sons, Alexander Moraniec and wife Laurel of San Antonio, Tony Moraniec and Deborah Oldham of Amarillo; Thomas Moraniec of Groom; a brother, Robert Moraniec of Burlington, Iowa; seven granddaughters, Melissa Ritter and husband Seth of Groom; Trisha Stephens and husband Tory of Lubbock, Victoria Moraniec of Farmington, Ark., Hailey Quintanilla and Alexandria Quintanilla, both of Helotes, Lacey Barkley and husband Chance of Dallas, Laura Moraniec of San Antonio; four grandsons, Daniel Treadwell and wife Staci of Groom, T.J. Moraniec of Groom; Ryan Moraniec and Phillip Moraniec, both of San Antonio; ten great grandchildren, Hayden, Carson, Sydney, and Aubrey Ritter, Braedon Williams, Trey, Trevor, and Tatum Stephens, Graci and Cooper Treadwell; step son, Jeff Huskey of Amarillo, step daughter, Leigh Fulgham of Waynoka, Ok; five step grandchildren, five step great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
The family suggests memorials be to the Groom Education Foundation, Attn: Jay Lamb, P.O. Box 598, Groom, Texas 79039 or Cross Ministries, P.O. Box 305, Groom, Texas 79039