Donald J. Moran, 83, a businessman and former Bryn Mawr resident, died Friday, July 25, of pneumonia at a hospice near his home in Naples, Fla.
Mr. Moran was born in 1930 and grew up in Southwest Philadelphia. He graduated from West Catholic Boys High School in 1948 and enlisted in the Navy, serving on the destroyer USS Vogelgesang
After his military service, Mr. Moran attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating from the Wharton School in 1957.
He began a career in business, holding positions at General Electric and Chilton Publishing Co.
His entrepreneurial bent, however, led him to establish a series of businesses, which had varying degrees of success. At one of these - Data Tech Industries, in Valley Forge - he helped pioneer the use of optical scanning technology to tabulate corporate proxy votes. The technique is now in common use.