James Arthur Moore
Mr. Moore was production manager of the specialty division of Central States Diversified. After having served
his country in WWII (in N. Africa, Sicily, and Italy), he attended and graduated from the Washington University
School of Engineering in Missouri.
Mr. Moore's brother Joe has graciously provided me with the above picture of him from his days in the Service, and has also passed along some wonderful rememberances of Jim. He was an avid boater, fisherman, water skier, and had built his own sailboat to spend time on the water, which he loved very much.
Mr. Moore was traveling with Richard Levis and Roy Ebrecht on a one-day trip to Cincinnati, where they had conducted an inspection of machinery their company was considering purchasing. They had concluded business early, and had gotten on flight 853 at the last minute. Jim's wife didn't initially know this, so she didn't know of the accident, or its importance in her life, until much later in the day.
His remains were identified through dental records, and he was buried in the family plot next to his mother, who had preceded him in death. His father, who took Jim's death especially hard, passed away 14 years later, and was buried next to them.
Jim left behind his wife, Elizabeth, a son, Michael, and a daughter, Marsha.
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