Joseph P. Moore of Lake Placid, N.Y., formerly of Westport, N.Y., Venice, Fla., and Margaretville, N.Y., passed away peacefully on July 4, 2021. He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., to the late William Q. Moore and Margaret (Sullivan) Moore, Dec. 11, 1936. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Lou (Decker) Moore of 53 years.
He is survived by his son William (Kristen) Moore of Lake Placid, N.Y., and his daughter Jennifer Moore of Corvallis, Ore., grandchildren Sean, Chelsea, Kalina, and Cecelia. He is survived by his sisters Margaret Moore of Paramus, N.J., Mary Jane (Jerome) Rigoroso of Yonkers, N.Y., and Jeanette Moore of Carlow, Ireland, sisters-in-law, Clorinda Moore of Wadhams, N.Y., Hildegard Moore of Elizabethtown, N.Y., Marie (Harold) Mead of Schenectady, N.Y., Beverly (Lester) Banks of Delhi, N.Y., and brother-in-law, William (Kitty) York of Prescott, Mich.
He is predeceased by brothers Patrick Moore of Ogdensburg, N.Y., and Denis Moore of Wadhams, N.Y., brother-in-law Robert (Rosie) Decker of Palm Bay, Fla., sister-in-law Irene Decker of Margaretville, N.Y., Shirley (Donald) Mead of Margaretville, N.Y., and Betty (Albert) Little of Andes, N.Y.
Joe met the love of his life, Marylou, when he began his New York State Police career in Margaretville, N.Y. They were married for 53 years. During that time, they raised two children. He retired from NYSP as a senior investigator. After retirement, Joe and Marylou were excited to be grandparents. Joe was an avid reader, loved golf, old westerns, and enjoyed hunting camp with friends and family. He had the best of both worlds after retirement, summering in the Adirondacks and Catskills and heading south to Venice, Fla., when the snow came. He loved visiting with friends and family and was always ready with a witty story. He will be truly missed by all.
There are no calling hours at this time. A memorial service will be held in Westport, N.Y., in August 2021.
The M.B. Clark, Inc., Funeral Home in Lake Placid, N.Y., is in charge of arrangements. Relatives and friends are invited to share a memory, upload a photograph or leave condolences at www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com.