Thomas J. Moore, 68, of Fayetteville passed away peacefully on Sunday after a courageous battle with cancer. Born August 14, 1951, he was a lifelong resident of Dewitt/Fayetteville. Tom graduated from Jamesville-Dewitt High School and earned a Master’s Degree from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Public Administration. Tom retired from the Small Business Development Center at OCC as a Business Advisor and he owned a small business since 1972. No one loved life more than Tom - you could find him at Toggenburg, where he skied since age 4. Tom loved ski racing and enjoyed going to the Foggy Goggle with his “ski buddies”. Tom taught his daughter Emily to ski - also at the age 4 and she later went on to be a downhill ski racer. Tom enjoyed watching his daughter Jessica mono-ski. When his father was in his 80s, Tom took him on a ski trip to Alta. He traveled to Sun Valley every year to ski and visit his lifelong friend. Tom spent his summers at the family camp on Otisco Lake, where he enjoyed water skiing and “cruising the lake”. Tom loved the Yankees and SU sports as well as reading and music. He followed “The “Band” all over the northeast with his brother-in-law.
Tom is survived by his wife of 38 years, Susan; his daughters, Jessica and Emily; sister, Susan (Richard) Pepper; brother, Robert; niece, Sarah (Joseph) Leone; and aunts, uncles and cousins. Tom also leaves very good friends who were always there for him. Tom was predeceased by his beloved parents, Marilyn and Thomas; and nephew, John Pepper.
Family and friends may call from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Monday, November 18th at All Saints Church, 1340 Lancaster Ave, Syracuse. The funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 am. Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Dewitt.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Immaculate Conception Church, 400 Salt Springs St., Fayetteville, NY 13066 or All Saints Church, 1340 Lancaster Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210.
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