Oakfield/Byron - James F. Moore, Sr., age 93, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020, at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Batavia.
Jim was born December 3, 1926, in Jewel, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Cyrus and Rose Lantz Moore.
In 1945, Jim fibbed his age "a little" to proudly serve his country in the United States Navy, serving during World War II in the Pacific Ocean.
On September 7, 1946 he married the love of his life, Helen A. Fulmer. They would have celebrated 74 years of marriage. Out of 73 years of marriage they had three children; James F. (Penny) Moore, Jr. of Appleton, Kenneth (Cheryl) Moore of Elba and Helen (Howard) Austin of Batavia.
"Old Pap" was also very proud of his six grandchildren; Tammy (Michael) Boudreau, Jim III (Amy) Moore, Jeffery (Carrie), Michael, Jason (Kim) and Kimberly Austin. He also had twelve great-grandchildren; Haley, Kylie and Mackenzie Moore, Tyler and Gracie Boudreau, Cameron, Ava, Abigail, Allison, Liam and Brycen Austin and Brynn Peters. He is also survived by his wonderful brother-in-law, Edward Kastelic who was his coal mining and New York Yankees buddy along with many nieces and nephews.
He missed his little four legged kid, Killer.
Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers, William (Imogene), Jack (Judy) and John Moore; sisters, Minnie, Mae and Ruth Moore, Carrie (Wilburn) Helman, Dorothy Davis, Betty Kastelic and Jean (Ron) Gibson and his brother-in-law, Dean (Edith) Fulmer.
Jim worked as a coal miner at several mines in Pennsylvania and then at the U.S. Gypsum Co. in Oakfield for over 35 years.
Upon retirement, he and his bride did a lot of traveling around the United States with their friends. Jim was a life member of the Oakfield Rod and Gun Club and American Legion Post 626 for over 45 years. He was a member of the IOOB's, Oakfield Chapter where he held all their offices. Jim bowled on several leagues and in his younger years he loved to hunt, fish, pitch horseshoes and play baseball, softball and golf. He and mom wintered for many years in Silver Springs, Florida where he had a hole-in-one.
Friends may call from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. on Thursday at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, where services will immediately follow visitation at 6 p.m. Rev. James Renfrew will be officiating. Burial, with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Cary Cemetery in Oakfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Byron First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 206, Byron, New York 14422. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.