Dr. Joseph James Moylan, Sr., born and raised in Ridgefield, died Feb. 7 at his home in Raleigh, N. C. with family by his side. He was born March 14, 1926, the fourth child of Frank Patrick and Margaret Fahey Moylan. He left home when he was 18 to serve in World War II.
Through the GI bill, he was able to pursue a college education. He earned degrees from the University of Dayton (A.B.-1950), Bowling Green University (M.S. - 1952), and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (PhD in psychology - 1957) where he met the woman who would become his wife, Marie Clancey Moylan. They married on Aug. 13, 1955 and celebrate 60 years of marriage last year.