James G. Moore, 95, passed away peacefully after a long illness on May 18, 2021. Born December 30, 1925 in Renovo, PA, he was a long-time resident of Gardner, MA, Westport, CT, and Melbourne, FL. Jim had two great loves in his life. One was his wife of 73 years, Dot, 95, of Reynoldsburg, OH. His other love was aviation. After a youthful Jim learned the basics of flying at an airfield in Gardner MA, he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps where he served as an Aviation Cadet during World War II. After his discharge, he began a career in commercial aviation, eventually rising to the rank of Captain and flying wide-body airliners.
Jim was a skilled maker of fine furniture, an amateur vintner, and a handy and clever mechanic who could fix almost anything. He was an enthusiastic and athletic skier and enjoyed all kinds of camping from the most primitive to his more luxurious post-retirement RV. He enjoyed all types of travel with his wife and kids, arranging and leading many domestic and international trips, excursions, and cruises. He is survived by his wife, Dot; daughter, Cindy Warren (Griff) of Baltimore, OH; daughter-in-Law, Mary Moore of Clinton, NY; grandchildren, TJ Warren (Christina) of Jacksonville, FL; Elsa Warren of Baltimore, OH and Tim Peterson Moore (Megan) of Dryden, NY. He is also survived by siblings: David Moore (Anne) of Templeton, MA; Franklin Moore (Judy) of Sarasota, FL, and Roger Moore (Arlene) of Abington, MA.
He was predeceased by his son, Tom, to whom he passed his passion for flying and his substantial aviation knowledge and skills. Tom also rose to the rank of Captain, flying for major US airline passenger carriers. Jim was also predeceased by siblings: Curtis, whose name is engraved on our nation’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall; Paul; Edmund; John; Patty; Phyllis; and Dot. The family plans a Service at a later time concurrent with interment at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims, FL. Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s research charity of the donor’s choice.