James E. Moore

May 26, 1934 - Mar 31, 2013

James E. Moore "Jay," Jim," 78, of Sandusky, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center after a recent illness.
He was born May 26, 1934, to Eugene and Edna (Foos) Moore. He was a member of St. Peter and Paul’s parish. Jim was a 1952 graduate of Bellevue High School and served four years in the Air Force as an aircraft mechanic. He graduated from New Castle, Pa. school of trades, as a brick mason. In addition to many brick, stone, and concrete jobs, as owner of JEM construction, he also worked for Ford Motor Co. as a millwright and retired after 30 years. During retirement he worked as needed for security or maintenance at Parkvue Retirement Assisted Living and Parkvue Care Center.
Jim was an avid wood carver and life member of Ohio Decoy Carvers and Collectors Association (ODCCA), Duck’s Unlimited, Magee Marsh, National Rifle Association, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Ford UAW, Charter Captains Association, and Firelands Area Runners (FAR). He was a volunteer for FAR, ODCCA, Sandusky State Theatre, Firelands Symphony Orchestra and Merry-Go-Round Museum. He also volunteered at world triathlons/duathlons in Canada, Spain, France, Italy, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand where his wife competed as Team USA. He also worked at many area races and triathlons. He enjoyed travel on cruise ships, and also vacations to Caribbean islands, Mexican resorts, Canada, Florida, and California. He also loved Lake Erie boating, fishing, gardening, cooking, and dancing.
Jim is survived by his wife of 58 years, Johanna (Gallam) Moore. They were married Sept. 17, 1955, at Immaculate Conception Church in Bellevue. He is also survived by his sons, Mike Moore of Lakeworth, Fla., Dr. Jeffrey (Deborah) Moore of Dublin, Ohio; daughter, Colleen (Al) Barton of Hemet, Calif.; grandsons, Brad Moore, Austin and Everett Barton; brothers-in-law, John (Claire) Gallam, Jack McCormick; sister-in-law, Bonnie Moore; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Edna Moore; brother, Neil Moore; and sister, Nancy McCormick.
There will be no visitation on his request and private services will be at a later date. His body will go to Ohio State University as he wished for teaching, and cremation will take place.
Foos and Foos Funeral Service is in care of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, Merry-Go-Round Museum, Firelands Symphony, or Sandusky, State Theatre.
Memories and condolences may be shared at foosfuneral.com. 


Sorry to hear about his passing. He was a nice man.