Hope J. Moore

Hope J. Moore, 88, passed away peacefully on January 5, 2013, at Westlake Woods Assisted Living Community, in Erie, Pennsylvania. Hope had spent the last several years living in Pennsylvania, with her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Gary Madara and at Westlake Woods Assisted Living Community. Hope was born the daughter of Howard and Flora Ball, in Spencer, West Virginia, on August 29, 1924. Hope graduated as valedictorian from Normantown High School, in 1941. She married Russell Moore on July 25, 1942. They celebrated 64 years of marriage, in July 2006, before Russell's death on April 18, 2007. Hope had a diverse professional career, working as a postal clerk, receptionist and bookkeeper in a dental office, office supervisor for Landmark, Inc., executive secretary to the Manager of Mines and coordinator of training of the secretarial staff of Southern Ohio Coal Company. Hope retired from American Electric Power in 1986, having spent her last several years working on a moored riverboat, tracking parts and fuel for AEP riverboats that were transporting coal on the Ohio River. Hope was a devout Christian and was active in her church, serving as Sunday school teacher and choir member at the Asbury United Methodist Church, Syracuse, Ohio. Hope and her husband enjoyed collecting antiques and operated Riverine Antiques, for many years, before its closing in 2006. Hope was talented at counted cross stitch and made several beautiful pieces for her children and grandchildren. Hope had a beautiful soprano voice and enjoyed singing and playing the piano. She also enjoyed a good book, crossword puzzles, fishing, camping, and sitting on the porch swing, watching the Ohio River. One of Hope's proudest accomplishments was helping each of her three children obtain a college education, one of the unfulfilled dreams she had for herself. Hope was preceded in death by her husband, Russell W. Moore, and her father and mother, Howard and Flora Ball. Also preceding her in death was her grandson, Eric Arnold; son-in-law, Rodney Gaul; two sisters and one brother. Hope is survived by three children, Sharon Gaul of Vincent, Ohio; Linda Madara and her husband Gary of Edinboro, Pennsylvania; and Russell William Moore, Jr., (Bill) and his wife Sandra of Woolwine, Virginia. Hope is also survived by her grandchildren: Michael Gaul, Sara Mills, Jeremy Gaul, Leslie Demaske, Jeffrey Madara, Sean Moore and Maria James. She is further survived by 13 great-grandchildren. The family extends a special "thank you," to the staff of Westlake Woods Assisted Living Community and to the staff and volunteers of Asera Care Hospice for the care and love given to Hope. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the . Local arrangements are being handled by the Burton Westlake Funeral Home, 3801 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506. Friends may call at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home, 590 East Main Street, Pomeroy, Ohio, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9th, and are invited to attend a service on Thursday, January 10th at 11 a.m., at the Asbury United Methodist Church, in Syracuse, Ohio. Burial will follow in Letart Cemetery. Send condolences at www.Burtonfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Home

Burton Funeral Homes and Crematory - West Lake
3801 W. 26th St. Erie, PA 16506
(814) 838-0596

Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 6, 2013