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Willard P. Moore, 90, of Canal Fulton, formerly Newark, Delaware, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. He was born on April 3, 1927, in Elkton, Maryland, to the late Cecil and Bertha (Brown) Moore. He graduated from Elkton High School in 1944 where he played soccer and baseball. He proudly served in the Navy aboard the USS Natchaug in the South Pacific during World War II. Willard retired from General Motors after 40 years. He also played semi-pro baseball. He was a member of Sts. Philip & James Catholic Church. Willard was a wonderful husband, father and grandpa with a kind heart. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers Howard, Winfield, Frank and Maurice Moore; sister, Anna Mae Moore; daughter in law, Joanne Moore and step son Ronald Sweaney. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret J Moore, whom he shared 34 years of marriage; 4 sons, Glenn (Marianne) Moore, Richard (Rebecca) Moore, John (Elana) Moore, Jeff (Barbara) Moore; 6 step children, Karen (James) Hiltbrand, Cheryl (John) Crumrine, Richard (Jeanne) Sweaney, Diane (John) Sumen, Brian (Beth) Sweaney, Maureen (Scott) O’Hara and 27 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren and his sister, Midge Null. Visitation will be held at the Swigart Easterling Funeral Home, 624 E. Cherry Street, Canal Fulton, Ohio on Friday, April 6, 2018, from 9:30 - 10:30 am. A funeral Mass will immediately follow at 11:00 am at Sts. Philip & James Catholic Church, 412 High Street, Canal Fulton, Ohio. Willard will be laid to rest at a later date at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Delaware. Donations may be made to Mercy Hospice, 4369 Whipple Avenue NW, Canton, Ohio 44718.
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