Edward J. Moore

Edward John Moore, 79, of Loon Lake, IN, and a native of Roanoke, IN, died March 23, 2020, at home.

Mr. Moore spent his formative years in Roanoke, graduating from Roanoke High School in 1959. He served in the United States Navy and worked for Dana, in Fort Wayne, retiring after 42 years of service. He and his wife lived in Roanoke afster they were married, raising their children there.

Mr. Moore was a member of the American Legion Post 160 and the 40&8 and the Wolf Lake VFW. While a Roanoke resident, he was a member of the Roanoke Jaycees, a firefighter and chief and first responder with the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church Men’s Society. He and his wife moved full-time to Loon Lake in 1997.

He was born May 22, 1940, at home in Roanoke to Richard T. and Louise M. Merckx Moore. He married Margaret Becker on Feb. 5, 1966, at St. Hyacinth’s Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, and she survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Ann (Rob Martinez) Moore; a son, Benedict (Mark Handy) Moore, of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Natalie Abdishi, of Huntington, and Anita (George) Roberts, of Roanoke; two sisters-in-law, Kathy Mahathy and Julia Becker, of Loon Lake; and three grandchildren, Alex Martinez, Maggi Martinez and Josie Martinez, all of Fort Wayne.

The family will hold a celebration of life at a later date.

Memorials are to Visiting Nurse Hospice Service, the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department or the Loon Lake Association.

Arrangements were handled by Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City.

Condolences may be made at www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.