October 5, 2012
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 10/8/2012 17:00:00
Plymouth OH 10/9/2012 13:00:00
Timothy Joseph Moore, loving husband of Susan (Root) Moore, and proud and devoted father of Katharine Christine (26) and Elizabeth Josephine (20), passed away suddenly on Friday, October 5, due to complications from an extended illness.
A resident of Plymouth, OH since 1984, Mr. Moore was born on August 9, 1947 in Cincinnati, OH to Joseph A. and Betty (Obanion) Moore. As a young man, he was a gifted athlete and excelled in football and baseball. He graduated from Amelia High School in 1965 and served in the United States’ Air Force Strategic Air Command from 1966 through 1969.
Following his military service, Mr. Moore realized his boyhood dream of becoming a cowboy when he moved to Texas where he trained quarter horses and honed his rodeo skills while attending Texas Tech University.
Mr. Moore returned to Ohio to continue working in the quarter horse business, and after graduating from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics, he taught agribusiness at Pioneer Joint Vocational School in Shelby, OH. When The Ohio State University launched its Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program in 1983, he was selected to be a member of the first LEAD graduating class of 1985.
In the mid 1980’s, Moore began producing agricultural programming for WSWR Radio in Shelby, and in 1988, he became the President and General Manager of the Petroleum V. Nasby Corporation, owner of WSWR Radio. In this capacity, Moore added a number of new enterprises to the Nasby ledger including the Miss Ohio Radio Network and several specialized local sports and news publications, while pressing the envelope in innovative radio practices. Following the sale of WSWR Radio in 1998, Moore launched The Nasby Group to concentrate on the development of specialty publications. For the past decade, Moore has worked as a Certified Business Adviser for the Ohio Region 6 Small Business Development Center , a division of the Ohio Department of Development.
Mr. Moore’s many civic activities included serving for nearly a decade as a charter member and Chairman of the Mercy Hospital Foundation in Willard, OH, an organization that was very near to his heart. In addition he was a past member and chairman of the Mercy Hospital Board of Trustees; a past officer and member of the Ohio Association of Broadcasters; a past vice-president and member of the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, and a past officer and trustee of the Plymouth Area Historical Society, and member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Plymouth, OH.
In addition to his wife of 28 years and his two daughters, Mr. Moore is survived by his two brothers, Lynn A. (Jenny) Moore, of Cincinnati, and John L. Moore, of Suwanee, GA; three nieces, Molly Moore Noel, Lauren Moore Foster, and Diane Harte; two nephews, David Allen Moore and Jeffrey Gardner Moore; and six great nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved very much. He was preceded in death by a sister, Christine M. Martin; his father, Joseph A. Moore; stepmother, Betty Moore; his mother, Betty M. Rhein, and his stepfather, Robert J. Rhein.
Timothy Moore was a selfless man of great integrity, who was guided by his strong principles, by his faith, and by his deep love of family and of country. He valued liberty and the privileges and obligations of citizenship; he strove for excellence in every pursuit; he was a model of faithfulness, of courage, of compassion, and of self-discipline; and he believed that the best way around every problem was to proceed directly through it with honesty, innovative thinking, and clear purpose. These values he instilled in his own children with a steady, patient hand, and with unconditional love, and he mentored many students, employees, and clients in much the same way. He lived his principles every day; his life was one of service to others and of devotion and intense loyalty to those he loved and to causes in which he believed. Finally, Mr. Moore was immensely proud of his Italian heritage; of being an alumnus of The Ohio State University; and of his boyhood roots in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Friends and relatives may pay their respects during calling hours on Monday, October 8, from 5 – 8 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, OH. A memorial celebration of Timothy Joseph Moore’s life will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, October 9, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Plymouth, OH. The service will be officiated by the Rev. John Wanamaker and by Mr. Moore’s dear friend of many years, Jeffrey Scott Ream.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to The Willard Mercy Foundation, to The National Kidney Foundation, or to the Wounded Warrior Project.
So sorry to hear about your loss. I am glad that I had the pleasure of being a very small part of his life, and yours Susie. God Bless you and your girls in this difficult time.
Dear Susie, Katie, and Libby,
We are so sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength to get through this most difficult time. Our prayers are with you.
My most sincere and heart felt condolences go out to you and your girls.
Susie and girls, I am so sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. I have fond memories of growing up next door. This time of year I can still see him out there trying to keep up with the leaves from the two huge trees in your front yard.
Mrs Moore, Katie, and Libby, my heart goes out to you. My God comfort you and bless you and your family!
Mrs. Moore, Katie and Libby,
I am so sorry for your loss. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
Susie and Family,
My most sincere and heart felt condolences go out to you. Tim was a fantastic man and will truly be missed.
Susie and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our prayers as God promises to give you comfort and peace beyond our understanding.
SO sorry for your loss Katie! Sending you hugs and strengh to get through your tuff days and weeks ahead.
So sorry to hear about your husband! I never met him, but he must have been a wonderful man. May the Lord comfort you and strengthen you thru the days ahead. Love, Linda
Susie,Libby & Katie, you are in our prayers every night for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Tim has touched so many lives and we are all better for knowing him. We love you.
Dear Susie and family, I only had the pleasure of meeting Tim once, when FIS friends gathered at your home many years ago. He was such a good host, and lots of fun. I am so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Susan and Family,
Our deepest condolences, his legacy lives on through you.
Take care…Paul & Joyce Gase
Susie and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. We are praying for comfort for you and family. May God be with you in this hour of need.
Susan, We are so sorry for your loss. May God keep you and your family in His care at this difficult time.
Dear Susie, I just wanted you to know I’m thinking of you and remembering Tim with laughter and affection. He could always get to the point of things around Pioneer in a direct and accurate way that was exactly the way “it was”. I know you gather strength from your girls, family, and knowledge he is at peace. God Bless. Sincerely, Jo Ann Ritchie
Dear Susie, Katie, & Libby,
Enduring friendships are lifetime blessings. Grade school, high school and beyond, he was a friend to me to this day. The depth of the pain of his loss is equal to the amount of love he gave to all who knew him. Tim will be missed but never forgotten! May your memories comfort you!
Love, Gary and Pam Brunetti
Susie I am so sorry to hear of your families loss. Prayers and hugs to you and your daughters.
Susie, Our sympathies to you and your family in the loss of husband and father, Tim. He is remembered for his good will towards others.
Dear Susie, Katie, and Libby,
We were saddened and shocked to read of Tim’s passing. The entire Plymouth community will sorely miss the goodness and courage that Tim exemplified. May you find peace and understanding with Him.
Susie, Zeke and I send our deepest sympathy to you, Katie, Libby and your family….I will always remember the fun times working at WSWR with Tim. He loved you and the girls so much…take comfort in your memories and may God give you comfort and peace in the days ahead.
Susie, We are so sorry to hear about Tim. Our sympathies to you, Katie and Libby. We always thought so much of him! Praying for you… Larry and Mary Lee
Susan and family…Kevin and I are so sorry to hear of Tim’s passing…we always enjoyed Sunday School with you guys. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you in the days ahead.
Our heartfelt prayers go out to Susie and family members. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. My entire family have been deeply touched by all of Moore family. May God bless and keep you all.
Paul & I are heartbroken to learn of Tim’s passing. You are in our prayers as you travel this difficult road. May God wrap you in His loving arms.
My heart goes out to you, Susie, Katie,Libby, and others. Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many.