Thomas R. "Duke" Moon

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Thomas R. "Duke" Moon, age 75, a resident of Fairview Township, went home to be with his Great Lord, on Sunday, February 12, 2012, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. As a cancer survivor four times over, his faith in God gave him the strength to fight the good fight. Thanks to God's direction in his life, he was in a clinical trial at Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Hospitals, in Nashville, Tenn., that was successful and made him cancer free. Born in Jackson Center, Pa., on February 29, 1936, he was a son of the late Kenneth and Buelah (Robson) Moon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Moon, and a sister, Elsie Moon. He was married for over 53 years to Lucy Ann (Church) Moon, whom he wed on June 15, 1957. Survivors include his son, Rick Moon, and wife Charlene, of Erie; a daughter, Brenda Kenyon, and husband Paul, of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, Kenneth, wife Delores, and Raymond, "Dewey", wife Judy; grandchildren, Joshua and Thomas Moon, Adam, James and Elizabeth Kenyon, and Brianne McDaniel; several nieces and nephews. During the Korean War, he served in U.S. Army, 11th Airborne Division, then continued his service in the Army Reserve and PA National Guard. Thomas was an electrician and member of IBEW Local 56 for over 50 years, He also ran an excavating business, (T.R.) Moon Excavating, from 1969-1975. In 1985, he went to work for the Erie VA Medical Center, as head of maintenance, and retired from there in December of 1996. Duke was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church on Pine Avenue, where he served the Lord on numerous committees. He was also a Koinian, K-51, and a member of Carl Neff Post 571, and Siebenbuerger Club. Thomas loved to travel in his RV, which he did until the end of his life. Friends may call Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street at Greengarden Boulevard, and may attend a service there Tuesday at 11 o'clock. Private burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 3952 Pine Ave., Erie, 16504, or the Memorial Foundation, , 2008 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37203.. Condolences may be expressed at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com

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Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory
1595 West 38TH St.
Erie, PA 16508
814-864-4864
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 19, 2012
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