Donald F. Moriarty, 67 of Cedar Rapids and formerly Lake Delhi, died Monday, December 2, 2019.
Services with military rites at 10am Saturday, December 7th at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial at St. Johns Cemetery. There will be a visitation on Friday, December 6th from 5 to 8pm at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Don was born May 5, 1952 in Cedar Rapids, the son of Everett and Viola Moriarty.
He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam war, and was an ardent patriot. Don was an engineer at Rockwell for over 42 years, retiring in 2012. It was there that he met the love of his life, Donna Davis, who he’d marry on December 2, 2012.
Don loved music. He was an incredibly talented musician and played drums in many bands over the years. From the Coachmen Four in the 60s to hosting jams and ‘band camp’ that would eventually become the 3 Drink Minimum band.
Don knew no strangers. If he happened across someone he hadn’t met yet he’d pull up a chair and get to know you. Some new friends might think Don was just “not right” but would eventually come to know the most selfless and caring man they’d ever met.
Don and Donna filled their home with nautical antiques, and all things pirate. An avid boater, Don might be known to drive sideways or backwards, lights on or off, day or night.
Survivors include his beloved wife Donna, stepson Kerry (Janet) Davis, stepdaughter Amy (Aaron) Robinson Valley, brother in law Marty (Sue) Miller and sister in law Trudy (Joel) Wilson. He is also survived by 7 step grandchildren and one step great grandchild.
Don was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Bob.
Memorial donations may be made in Don's name to the Holden Cancer Center in Iowa City.