James Oliver Moon, 60, Nicholson, died Monday at Tyler Memorial Hospital upon arrival.
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Born March 17, 1952, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., he was the son of the late Oliver Dudley and Emma Ashton Moon. Oliver was the superintendent for the Glen Oaks Country Club, Waverly, for many years. A Nicholson resident, Jim, as he liked to be called, was a 1970 graduate of Abington Heights High School, Clarks Summit. He was employed by Glen Oaks Country Club, where he worked as an assistant golf course superintendent for many years. More recently, he was a caretaker for a number of private residences.
Jim's work was his hobby. He enjoyed grounds keeping work and turf maintenance. As he often said, he really liked to see things grow. He had a number of professional certifications and memberships, such as the Pocono Turf Grass Association of Pennsylvania. Also, he was a skilled mechanic. He liked nothing better than to take an engine apart and make it work better than it had before. However, the pride and joy of Jim's life was his dog, Annie, a black Labrador retriever mix. While she will miss her beloved owner, Annie is being well cared for by friends.
Surviving Jim are his brother, Dudley Moon, Selkirk, N.Y.; a nephew, Christopher Moon, Big Sky, Mont.; and three nieces, Amanda Nickerson, Selkirk, N.Y.; Abigail Mahon, Ravena, N.Y.; and Martha Moon-Renton, Sea Girt, N.J.
A celebration of Jim's life will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Mount Bethel Cemetery, Justus.
The family will receive relatives and friends Saturday, noon to 1 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made Dalton Food Pantry, c/o Abington Ecumenical Ministerial, P.O. Box 125, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
For more information, directions, or to send an online condolence, visit www.jenningscalvey.com.
Jennings Calvey Funeral Home
111 Coburn Avenue Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 12, 2012