James J. Moore, affectionately known as “Goop” or “Tiger”, 85, of Carbondale, passed away peacefully on Saturday January 21st at home surrounded by his loving daughter, Bonnie, and caring son-in-law, Fran. His wife was the former Yvonne “Bonnie” Walsh Moore, who succumbed to heart disease on August 29, 1996, their anniversary.
Born in Carbondale, son of the late James and Mary Wengrzynek Moore, he was a member of Saint Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale. He was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale. James was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Prior to retirement, he was employed by the Gentex Corporation, Simpson. James was a member of the Moxie Club, American Legion Post 221, and the Columbia Hose Company #5, all of Carbondale. Besides being an avid golfer, he loved being with his friends, fishing at Black Lake, vacationing in Florida, playing cards, and throwing back a few beers at a local bar. Jim loved his daughter Bonnie, and he took great joy in all of her accomplishments in life.
The family would like to thank Traditional Home Care, especially Angela and Theresa, and Compassionate Care, especially Mary Ellen, Erin, Tamara, Bobby, Kelly, Maria, Linda, Brian, and Dr. Ramos, for the compassionate care provided to Jim. The family would like to also thank Dr. Neal Davis and staff for their many years of care as Jim’s physician.
James is survived by his daughter: Yvonne “Bonnie” Moore-Roberts and husband Fran Roberts, Jr., Carbondale; his extended family: Beth, John, Norah and Max Kelly; Matthew Roberts, Stephanie, Bret, Hazel, and Sydney Morris; six sisters: Elizabeth Loughney, Mayfield; Barbara Price, Clarks Summit; Margaret McDonald, Virginia; Patricia Resine and husband John, Delaware; Ann Ryan, Carbondale; Terry Talarico and husband Anthony, Carbondale; and many nieces and nephews.
His sister, Cathy Penska, of Eynon, passed away the following day on January 22nd.
In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by three sisters: Monnie and Alice Moore; Jean Smith and her husband Joseph; two brothers: Joseph Moore and wife Fran; Francis Moore and wife Jean; four brother-in-laws: Joseph Price, Al Loughney, Joseph Penska, and William McDonald
The funeral will be Friday, February 3rd, from the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Lincoln Avenue, Carbondale, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am in St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale, to be celebrated by his nephew, Rev. James Price, CP. Interment and committal services will follow in Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill, for both Jim and his sister Cathy. Friends may call on Thursday February 2nd, from 4 to 7 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please think about donating to the American Heart Association, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital; the Greater Carbondale YMCA 82 N. Main Street, Carbondale, PA 18407; or St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.