James Allen Moffatt, 73, of Wyoming, formerly of Tannersville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at the VA Medical Center after a two-year battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
He was born Feb. 10, 1944, in Pittston. Allen was the son of the late James J. and Mary Ruane Moffatt. He was known by his family as Allen and his friends and co-workers as Jim.
Allen graduated from St. John the Evangelist High School, Pittston, Class of 1962.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in the Vietnam crisis in Alaska.
Allen was the chef at Camp Tegawitha for years. He ran the camp in Tobyhanna and was loved by the girls each year at camp. He was famous at camp for his macaroni and cheese. After the camp closure, he went on to drive a school bus for the East Stroudsburg School District. He loved the children and enjoyed his time driving the bus.
He is survived by his wife, the former Joyce Transue, Tannersville. His sister, Mary Elizabeth Cruise and husband, Donald, Jenkins Twp., also survive him. He had a great love for his nieces and nephew, Marie (Michael) Sweeney, Ann (Lee) Sadusky, Karyn (Richard) Migliosi and Donald Jr. Also surviving are six great-nieces, two great-nephews and three great-great-nieces.
Allen truly enjoyed his time with his sister and brother-in-law. He loved his trips to the casino. He was so proud of his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff and residents at Wyoming Manor, where he was a guest for five years, and most recently Riverstreet Rehabilitation Center. A special, sincere thank you to the staff on 5 Telemetry and PCU at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Finally, to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Plains Twp., the support and care he received will never be forgotten! We will be forever grateful for your kindness and care.
The funeral will be held Friday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. Family and friends may call in the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Pittston.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-6291.
Arrangements are by Kizis-Lokuta Funeral Home, 134 Church St., Pittston.
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Published by Citizens Voice on Aug. 30, 2017.