SPRINGFIELD – James G. Moore Sr., 79, of Springfield passed away at 11:21 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2008, at Memorial Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 15, 1928, in Spaulding, the son of Wesley R. and Stella Marie Prehoda Moore. He married Rose Marie Greco on Jan. 6, 1951.
James worked as an electrician for the state of Illinois, retiring in 1994 after many years of service. He also had been an electrician for St. John’s Hospital, Springfield School District and various local contractors. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving as an electrician’s mate on the USS Antietam Carrier in the Pacific.
He was a member of St. Agnes Church, VFW 755 and Springfield Seniors golf club; past member of Sangamon County Interveterans burial detail; and a 58-year member of IBEW 193. He found great joy in his wife, family, church and the game of golf.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Bernice Young, Mary Roher and Alice Lucasey; and two brothers, Ray and Vernon Moore.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Marie Shepard of Wauconda and Kathleen (husband, Thomas) Raymundo of Watsonville, Calif.; nine sons, James G. Moore Jr. of Rockford, Joseph Paul (wife, Kitsie) Moore of Springfield, Daniel (wife, Sara) Moore of Webster Groves, Mo., Dominic J. (wife Ramona) Moore of Ceres, Calif., Christopher L. Moore of Springfield, Andrew J. Moore of Keizer, Ore., Timothy (wife, Donna) Moore of Springfield, Matthew R. (wife, Jenni) Moore of Arvada, Colo., and Martin R. Moore of Madison, Wis.; 24 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rose Cooper and Judy (husband, Sam) Pitt both of Springfield; a sister-in-law, Eileen Moore Patterson of Mechanicsburg; a brother-in-law, Jack Roher of Illiopolis; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home with prayer services at 5 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2008, at St. Agnes Church with the Rev. Robert Jallas officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, where Sangamon County Interveterans Detail will conduct military honors.
Memorials may be made to the Monsignor Patrick J. Wright Scholarship.