John Moor
1952 - 2019
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LIMA — John Leland Moor, 66, of Lima, died unexpectedly at Mercy-St. Rita's Medical Center, at 12:59 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. He was born April 16, 1952 in Lima, the son of Forrest and Flora Mary (Collins) Moor; a brother, Jeffrey C. Moor, who all preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Summur (Freed) Parker Moor and her son, Ryan Parker; and John's children, Jamie (Scott) Lewandowski and Joe (Nicole) Moor. Also surviving are his granddaughters: Mariyah, Ariana, Selena and Camiela Moor. He was previously married to Alicia Arnett Moor.

In 1966, John won the Lima Soap Box Derby. He was a 1970 graduate of Lima Senior and was the drummer in "The Infinite Sound" band. Following graduation, he rode his motorcycle on a westward trip. He then attended Marietta College and participated in rowing.

He was a medic in the Ohio National Guard. After attending Officer Candidate School, he returned home and dedicated his working life to Memorial Park Cemetery, from which he retired as president after 44 years. He was a past president of the Ohio Cemetery Association as well at the Lima Noon SERTOMA. He was a member and served as a Deacon for three terms of First Evangelical and Reformed Church.

John's passions included nurturing plants and animals, especially reptiles. His hobbies included camping, boating, water skiing, and auto racing, which was evident by being a 40-year ticket holder of the Indy 500. As a devoted father, he was extremely active in his children's extracurricular activities. He enjoyed watching the Andy Griffith show, and writing reminders on yellow Post-It notes.

Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 at Memorial Park Mausoleum, with Rev. Doug Adams officiating. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum. Visitation will be on Tuesday, from 4-8 p.m. at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home and again on Wednesday, from Noon until the time of service in the Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society or the Lima Rescue Mission. Condolences may be left online at

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Published in The Lima News from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2019.
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January 16, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathe Burkholder
January 16, 2019
Alicia, Joe and Jamie, Sorry to hear of Johns passing. Our prayers are with you. George,Jan, Hillary Schiffer Frankfort Ky
January 15, 2019
So sorry to hear this, we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Sue and Dan Peggs
January 15, 2019
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Emily Williams
January 14, 2019
Robert and I are so sad to hear of John's passing. We only knew him for the few years since you moved to the neighborhood but we will remember him as a kind and gentle man. Our deepest sympathy to Summur and all his family.
Anne & Robert Lepo
January 14, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the family, John assisted my husband Tom for several years with Boy Scouts. Our son Shawn always thought a lot of him.
Dianne O'Brien
January 14, 2019
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January 14, 2019
He was a good man I enjoyed talking to him very much he will be deeply missed rip
Robin Raesky
January 13, 2019
Went to high school with John and for many years,interacted with him at Memorial Park Cemetery. Always a great guy!
Dan Siferd
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