A. James Moon, 84, of Oberlin, died Sunday, September 16, 2007, at the Elms Nuring Home after a long illness.
He was born April 13, 1923, in Upper Sandusky. Mr. Moon had lived in Oberlin since 1969 coming from Saginaw, Mich.
He was a graduate of the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Clarinet Performance in 1948; a graduate of Cinncinati Conservatory of Music with degree in Plano Technology; and he attended Michigan State working towards his Master’s degree.
He worked as an independent Plano Technician and was a musician. He enjoyed playing the Clarinet with the following, Symphony West in North Olmsted, Patriots Band in Elyria, Vermilion Community Band, Medina Band, and Oberlin College Community Band, and Oberlin College Community Band.He was a member of Community of Christ Church in Elyria. Mr. Moon served in the Navy during WWII.
Survivors include daughters, Anita Meyers of New Baltimore, Mich., Louise Franklin of Oberlin, Mary K. Yon of Flushing, Mich., Cynthia Taczak of Reston, Va., and Jane Snodgrass of Wellington; 11 grandchildren; and brother, David I. Moon of Dublin.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Moon; father, Argyle J. Moon; mother, Garland Sterner; brothers, Russell Creighton Moon and Richard F. Moon.
There will be a memorial service Saturday, September 22, 2007, 11 a.m. at Community of Christ Church, 42515 Adelbert St., Elyria.
Elder Ronald Harmond will officiate. Burial will be private in Oak Hills Cemetery, Upper Sandusky. Cowling Funeral Home of Oberlin is handling local arrangements.