CARIBOU - James R. Moore, 78, Retired Chief MSGT USAF, died unexpectedly Feb. 27, 2014, at his Caribou residence. He was born Feb. 14, 1936, in New Orleans, the son of the late Alex and Adele (Tolliver) Moore.
He graduated high school in New Orleans, received his associates degree from St. Leo College in Florida as well as receiving his BS degree in Sociology from the University of Maine at Presque Isle. He married Carole Falardeau May 19, 1962. Following high school James joined the Air Force, retiring in 1985 at the rank of Chief Master Sergeant from the former Loring Air Force Base as an aircraft maintenance manager. Following his retirement, he was employed as an ombudsman with the Long-term Care Ombudsman program in Aroostook County. Mr. Moore was also active in the local community where he was a life member of the Lister Knowlton Post 9389 VFW, The Henry B Pratt Post 15 American Legion, The Caribou Historical Society, Aroostook County Democratic party and was also a founding member of the Loring Military Heritage Center.
Surviving in addition to his wife of over 51 years, Carole of Caribou are his daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Steven Sundell of Newtown, Pa.; his son and daughter-in-law, Jacques and Kathy Moore of Manchester; and three grandchildren, Caelin Moore and fiancé, Austin Hamann, Sierra Moore and Caroline Sundell.
Friends may visit with the family 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 3, at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., where military honors will be rendered at 8 p.m. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mr. Moore may do so through the Loring Military Heritage Center, care of Cuppy Johndro, 101 Noyes Road, Caribou, ME 04736. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com.