Richard James Moore, Sr. – 86

Richard James Moore, Sr. of Lake Street, Stillwater, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2012 at the Wesley Health Care Center.  He was 86.

Born in Stillwater on June 23, 1926, a son of the late William Franklin and S. Elizabeth (Pilling) Moore.  Richard is the husband of the late Shirley Ann Moore.

Richard worked for B & M Railroad as a clerk/dispatcher.  Richard served in the Navy, and is a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He is a Life Member of American Legion Post #490, Stillwater. Richard held various positions at the Newland - Wood Fire Department. In earlier years he enjoyed bowling, coin collecting and antiquing.

Survivors include seven children, Darlene Messina of Wolfeboro, NH, Karen (John) Jalonski of Waterford, CT, Richard J. Moore, Jr. of Troy, John J. (Peggy) Moore of Broadalbin, Shirley Ann Ahern of Stillwater, William D. Moore of Schaghticoke and Kathleen M. (Paul) Stewart of Stillwater. Also survived by 20 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren as well as 3 great-great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Shirley, Richard is predeceased by his son Philip as well as his twelve siblings.

Family and friends may call from 4-7pm on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the Chase-Smith Family Funeral Homes, 729 Hudson Avenue, Stillwater.  His funeral service will be held at 9am on Friday at the funeral home.  Burial with military honors will be in the Stillwater Union Cemetery, Stillwater.

The family would like to thank the staff at 2 Springs at Wesley for their care for Richard.

Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post 490, Stillwater in his memory.

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