Stephen J. Moriarty Sr., 57, of Gettysburg, passed away on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, surrounded by his family at the Gettysburg Hospital.

Born March 23, 1962, in Peterborough, New Hampshire, he was the son of John E. Moriarty II of Monrovia, Maryland, and the late Marie S. (Ferriola) Moriarty. Stephen is survived by his wife of 33 years, Denise Ann (Noland) Moriarty.

He was employed by Frederick County Maryland for 30 years. Stephen was a loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle and will be dearly missed by his family. He enjoyed working on cars, woodworking and loved animals.

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by three children, Michelle A. Stojka of Sherman Oaks, Calif., Stephen J. Moriarty II of Alexandria, Va., and Douglas E. Moriarty of Gettysburg; two brothers, Thomas F. Moriarty of Martinsburg, W.Va., and David C. Moriarty (Karen) of Fairfield; and 16 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, John E. Moriarty III.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, at the Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online tributes and condolences can be made at

The family suggests memorials to Adams County SPCA, 11 Goldenville Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

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