Friends remembered: Herbert A. Moran

Herbert A. Moran, 66, of Arnold, California, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, California.

When Moran was just 24 years old, he rescued 16-year-old Stacy Grimmer from a burning car after a March 14, 1978, accident in Hayward, California. The accident left the vehicle Stacy was driving on fire and leaking gasoline which burned on the surrounding roadway. When Stacy got out of the automobile, she slipped and fell into the burning gasoline, which set fire to her body and clothing. Moran, an auto parts regional manager, ran to Stacy, pulled her out of the burning gasoline, and patted out the flames on her, sustaining burns to his hands.