James F. Moore, of Wauseon, Ohio, formerly of Poland, Ohio, died on April 17, 2016. He was born January 2, 1927 in Youngstown, Ohio to: James F. Moore and La Rue Johnson Moore.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Chicko Moore whom he married in June of 1951. They have three children: Kimberly Moore Hackett of Wauseon, Ohio, Richard J. Moore of Medina, Ohio and Robert F. Moore of Medina, Ohio. They have six grand-children and one great-grandchild.
Jim was a carpenter. He joined Carpenters Local Union 171 in Youngstown in January of 1948 as an apprentice. He served in elected office in Local 171 and kindred labor organizations from July 1954 through the time of his retirement on December 31, 1989. At that time he was president of the North-East Ohio District Council of Carpenters.
Jim was appointed a commissioner of the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority by Mayor Jack Hunter in years 1973 and 1977 and again by Mayor Pat Ungaro in years 1981 and 1985. By the time he retired from the Commission in January 1990, Jim had been Chairman of the Board of Commissioners since November of 1980.
He was a member of the Board of Directors of Leadership Youngstown.
Jim was a life member of the Fifth Marine Division Association. He served with the Fifth Marine Division in the Pacific theater in WWII.
There are no calling hours. A mass in celebration of Jim’s life will take place at St. Caspar’s Church, Wauseon, Ohio at a later date. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements.
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