Fenton E. Moore, LTC (58) passed away suddenly on February 18. In his lifetime, he was “Blue Eyes” (husband) to Maria for over 25 years and a loving father to Michael, (20), John Carroll University and Kathleen (Katie), (16), Bishop Watterson High School. His focus was always on service—to his country, his community, his church, and his family. Fenton served in the Ohio Army National Guard for 36 years. After two deployments to Iraq, Fenton retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After working for the Ohio National Guard’s Headquarters, he went to the Federal government’s Defense Finance and Accounting Service in the Office of the Inspector General (DFAS-OIG). He also really enjoyed volunteering with the Ohio Military Kids (OMK) program at their Kelley’s Island Camps each summer from 2013-19. He was a wonderful dad supporting his kids in all sports, but especially Viking Magic, baseball, softball, field hockey and the game of life.
He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church since 1999 and later volunteered as the Director of Parish Athletics for Saint Andrew Catholic Church. Fenton was able to combine his service with his love of athletics. He especially enjoyed his time as coach of ‘Viking Magic’, St. Andrew’s Basketball Drill Team for 7 years. Fenton was a devoted member of the St. Andrew’s Church Knights of Columbus and lectured the Word. He also spent over 30 years as a sports official serving area grade schools, Diocesan CYO, YMCA, Ohio high schools, and regional colleges and loved every minute of it! He appreciated the talents and friendships of his crew members and creating a fair environment for whatever game or contest.
Born in Lakewood, Ohio in 1962 to Fenton D. (deceased) and Kathleen E., he is survived by his mother, Kathleen Sullivan (Paul), sisters, Kathleen (Steve) Poe, Meegan and Kimberly Moore and his brother, Gregory, (Heather) and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He graduated from Lakewood High School in 1980 and went on to earn his Bachelor degree in Finance (’87)and began his Masters in History at John Carroll University. He enjoyed his dogs, the Cleveland Indians, reading, traveling, craft beers, and especially Great Lakes. We know he is giving us all the Irish Blessing Prayer:
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be ever at you back
May the sunshine warm upon your face
And the rain fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again - May God hold you and I, ever in the palm of His hand.
Friends may call Friday from 4-7 p.m. at Egan-Ryan Northwest Chapel, 4661 Kenny Road. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Church, 1899 McCoy Road. The Mass can be e-viewed from You Tube at StAndrewParishLive.com. Safety measures will be taken at both locations with ample spacing and adequate precautions using masks and social distancing. Burial will be at a later date at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, a United States National Military Cemetery located in Medina County, Ohio. He is now deployed to heaven and we know he will continue to referee our game of life from a unique vantage point! Victory my friend, father and husband!
In lieu of flowers, consider contributions be made to the Fenton D. Moore, PhD Biology Scholarship at John Carroll University – John Carroll Development Office – 1 John Carroll Blvd., University Heights, Ohio 44118.
''The Family of Fenton Moore would like to thank all the people who have given generously of their time, talent and treasure to recognize this wonderful person!"
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