In Loving Memory of Donald P. Moore, Sr.

Donald P. Moore, Sr.

Donald P. Moore, Sr.

Dunmore, PA November 27, 1939 ~ December 1, 2015 Date of Service: December 4, 2015

Donald P. Moore, Sr., 76, of Dunmore, died Tuesday afternoon the Regional Hospital of Scranton after a long, hard battle for the past couple of years.  He and his wife, the former Elaine “Cookie” Parola, celebrated 55 years of marriage on September 3rd.

 

Born in Dunmore to the late Michael Moore and Mabel Garrett Roe, he was a graduate of Dunmore High School Class of 1957 and went on to enlist in the United States Air Force Security Services, serving in Japan for two years.  Prior to retirement, he was employed at the Tobyhanna Army Depot as a computer analyst and thereafter by the J.C. Penney call center in Moosic.

 

Donald tirelessly fought to remain on this earth to be with Cookie, his soulmate for the past 62 years. The love and bond they shared was so beautiful. Their commitment to each other is that which fairytales are made. He dedicated his life to others. He was a man who coached for many years, then became president of his beloved Dunmore Little League, devoting over 25 years of his time. When that was done, he joined the District II Little League board, where he was named Assistant District Administrator, just to stay involved. Additionally, was a past president and coach for Dunmore Midget Football.  He wasn't a guy who just gave of his time when his children were playing.  He was truly devoted to ALL kids, especially his DUNMORE BUCKS. He was also an active member of the Dunmore Senior Center.

 

Donald’s faith in God was unwavering, never so evident as when we lost our son and brother, Donny. Where others would have questioned and shied away from the church, he gained comfort in his faith that all would be okay. He had been a loyal and committed member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore and its Holy Name Society.

 

Donald has instilled in all of us that we were put on this good earth to help others. That is the legacy left for his children, for his family, and for his friends.  The outpouring of love and support from the community is a testimony to the kind of gentleman that Donald was.

 

“We love you and miss you, but will find comfort in knowing that you and Donny are already planning a baseball game in heaven with all who have gone before you. Give Donny a hug for us. Until we meet again.”

 

In addition to his wife, Cookie, Donald is survived by his daughter, Susan Moore of Otisville, NY; a sister, Irene Morgan of Mansfield; nieces and nephews. 

 

He was preceded in death by his son, Donny, in 2003; and his brother, Thomas Moore.

 

The funeral will be Friday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in the St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith St., Dunmore.  Interment to follow in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Township.

 

Friends may call Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. 

 

Due to an allergic condition, the family requests that flowers please be omitted.  Preferred memorial contributions may be made to the Donny Moore Dunmore Oilers Memorial Award Fund, c/o Fidelity Bank, 101 N. Blakely St., Dunmore, 18512.

 

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Linda Carey
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Re: In Loving Memory of Donald P. Moore, Sr.
Reply #21 on : Fri December 04, 2015, 22:05:53
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. To the nicest guy you could ever meet. He always have a smile for you and always went out of the way to say HI! I will truly miss him.
Wayne canavan
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One of Dunmore's finest gentlemen.
Reply #20 on : Fri December 04, 2015, 19:47:33
Prayers to Mrs. Cookie Moore and family. Great man who has given so much back to his community his entire life. Always involved in all of Dunmore's youth sports. Made my little league years so much more memorable. Just a true gentleman. Will be forever remembered. God bless
Ann Kanavy Golla
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Reply #19 on : Fri December 04, 2015, 11:29:30
Even though I haven't lived in Dun,ore fora long, long time, I will never forget the good times with Donny in our high school years.
Angelo Occulto
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RIP Donny
Reply #18 on : Fri December 04, 2015, 11:08:43
One of the sweetest guys my wife and I have ever known. She and Donny were named Peanuts at St Pauls. I met Donny at DHS in 1953. Always a good word, always a smile with a heart of Gold. will always remember the Donny I knew at Dunmore. Good in Sports and good about making others feel good about themselves. I know that everyone will miss him. Our Condolences to My Friend Cookie and their Family.
Jeff Zehner
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Re: In Loving Memory of Donald P. Moore, Sr.
Reply #17 on : Fri December 04, 2015, 09:53:17
Great man. I remember how he supported so many in youth sports.R.I.P.
Joseph N Fazio III
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Great Man
Reply #16 on : Fri December 04, 2015, 08:43:21
My sincere condolences to your family Donny was my football coach in midget in the 70's he was a great person and taught us how important team work was he'll be sadly missed
Lisa (Ristagno) Rosenbaum
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Re: In Loving Memory of Donald P. Moore, Sr.
Reply #15 on : Fri December 04, 2015, 07:51:42
Cookie im so sorry for your loss he was a great man i always enjoyed talking with him. Love and prayers for you and your family. (From jcp to the casino)
M.j. Schreiber
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Re: In Loving Memory of Donald P. Moore, Sr.
Reply #14 on : Thu December 03, 2015, 20:07:28
I am so sorry to hear of Donny's passing. I worked with him at JCPenney's. What a wonderful man. I am so blessed to have known him. He was always so upbeat! Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! RIP Donny!!!! The world has lost a very special person!!!!!
Mike & Kathy Coppola
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Donnie Moore, Sr.
Reply #13 on : Thu December 03, 2015, 18:58:33
So very sorry for your loss Sue & Mrs. Moore. Our thoughts, prayers, love and sympathy are with you both during this most difficult time.
sandy kipp
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sorry for your loss
Reply #12 on : Thu December 03, 2015, 17:22:49
To the family of Mr. Moore.
Mr. Moore was a wonderful person. When I worked at Riccardo's market deli, he would come in the store like a ray of sunshine. If you were in a bad mood by the time Mr. Moore left you were in a great mood. He always talked so highly of his wife. You could tell he loved her with all his being. He also talked of his children. Who you could tell he loved very much. So sorry for his passing. Prayers sent your way.
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