Norman Edgar Moon, 88

| 05 Feb 2024 | 10:47

Norman Edgar Moon, known affectionately to friends and family as Norman, passed away on January 19, 2024, in Ocala, Florida. Born on November 30, 1935, in Port Jervis, New York, Norman lived a full life marked by dedication to his family, service to his country, and a passion for the great outdoors.

Norman’s journey through life was shared with his beloved wife of 41 years, Jeannette Moon, who stood by him through thick and thin, as well as his loving children, Felecia Moon, Wendy Dibble, and Wendy’s husband Ron, whom Norman cherished as if he were his own son. Norman’s legacy continues through his granddaughter, Norma Jean Martine, who brought immense joy and pride to his life. He is also survived by his brother, Ronald A. Moon and his wife Carol, as well as several nieces and nephews who will miss his guidance and humor.

Before settling into the warmth of Florida, Norman’s life was one of commitment and service. As a young man, he answered the call of duty and served his nation with honor in the United States Army. His experiences forged in him a sense of discipline and respect that he carried throughout his life.

Norman was a man who found solace and joy in nature. An avid outdoorsman, he spent countless hours in the serenity of the woods, hunting and fishing and playing golf. Norman’s passion for the outdoors was only matched by his commitment to his community. As an active member of the Masonic Lodge, he achieved the prestigious rank of a 33rd degree Mason, a reflection of his dedication and fraternal spirit. He was a crooner and had a wonderful boisterous voice he shared with his family and friends.

His family remembers Norman as a jokester with a heart full of laughter. He infused every family gathering with his wit and warmth, ensuring that memories were always accompanied by smiles. Norman was a pillar of strength, generosity, and love. Known for his willingness to help others, he was the kind of man who would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. His acts of kindness were numerous and often done without expectation of recognition.

Norman’s character was that of a true gentleman, a man who held the door open for strangers and treated everyone with respect. His family was the center of his universe, and he instilled in them values of loyalty, integrity, and love. He was a role model to many, showing through his actions the importance of being there for those you care about.

Though preceded in death by his stepson Gordon Hayes, brothers William and George L. Moon, and his parents George and Iris Moon, Norman’s spirit and legacy will continue to live on through the lives of those he touched.

Arrangements were by Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 E. Main St., PO Box 722, Port Jervis, NY 12771, 845.856.5191,