James "Jim" F. Moore, 61, of Escanaba, Mich., passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at home after a brief illness.
He was born May 17, 1949, to the late Wilmer and Kathleen (Regan) Moore in Wyandotte, Mich.
On Aug. 20, 2005, he married Jean Foerster in Wasilla.
Jim was a man with a great passion for Alaska and its people. He worked tirelessly with the Alaska Natives to help them receive and keep their allotted parcels of land and utilized environmental law to help create plans to protect the Alaska environment. He also worked to protect reindeer herding and the Iditarod Trail. Jim was especially interested in protecting Alaska's clean fresh water and the state from the dangers of mineral mining. His greatest joy was when he became a NEPA coordinator and was able to help with solving Alaska's different environmental issues. He especially enjoyed flying out to work in the Bush of Alaska, in such areas as the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, near the mouth of the Yukon River and along the coast of the Bering Sea.
Jim is remembered by his friends and family for his brilliance, his great sense of humor and his passion for life. In so many ways he touched so many lives, not only those of his friends and family, but he served well the people of Alaska.
Jim is survived by his loving wife; four children, Megan and Kathleen "Kate" Moore and John (Twyla) and Alexander Foerster; two sisters, Joanne Petri and Kathleen Puchala; two grandchildren, Calvin Sirrine and Evelyn Moore; and nieces and nephews.
His parents preceded him in death.
Honoring Jim Moore's wishes, he has been cremated and his family will remember him with a private memorial service at a later date.
Please visit www.allofh.com to send online condolences to his family.
Published in Alaska Dispatch News from May 21 to May 22, 2011