[nfbmi-talk] Sad News of Passing

Marcus Simmons president at map-n.org
Fri Mar 21 15:04:57 UTC 2014


Our condolences goes out.
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>
>
> It is with sadness that I report that Jim Moore, a retired staff member of
> the Michigan Commission for the Blind, and in retirement served as a 
> member
> of the Commission for the Blind Consumer Involvement Council, passed away 
> on
> Tuesday after a long illness.
>
>
>
> During my years as a licensed Business Enterprise Program cafeteria
> operator, and an employer of numerous blind persons who were vocational
> rehabilitation clients of the Michigan Commission for the Blind, I had the
> honor and privilege of a working partnership with Jim to put blind persons
> into employment training and meaningful work, and as was the case in those
> days, put a paycheck in the hip pocket of a blind person.  While that was 
> a
> motto coined by the late Bill Simon, a MCB supervisor, Jim Moore was truly
> dedicated to achieving that outcome for clients of the vocational
> rehabilitation program, in his position as an employment placement
> specialist.  As sadly as the passing of Jim Moore, I have serious
> reservations as to whether blind consumers of vocational rehabilitation
> services in Michigan will ever encounter the attitude and experience that
> persons like Jim Moore brought to and lived out that commitment to real
> employment and independence of Michigan blind citizens of that truly 
> starkly
> different era in services to blind persons.
>
>
>
> My thoughts and prayers are with Arlene and the family.
>
>
>
> The text of his obituary is below.
>
>
>
> James L. "Jim" Moore, Age 78, of Lansing, MI, passed away March 18, 2014. 
> He
> was born April 27, 1935, in Detroit, MI, son of Lee and Doris Moore.
>
>
>
> Jim was a 1955 graduate of the Michigan School for the Blind. He wrestled
> for his school team and was very proud of playing the clarinet. While at
> school he met Arlene, his wife of 34 years. He later became a placement 
> man
> for Michigan Commission for the Blind.
>
>
>
> Along with his wife Arlene, Jim is survived by his children, Cindy Martin,
> Cheryl (Douglas) Glaser, James (Jan) Degeneffe and Michael (Kendra)
> Degeneffe; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Geraldine
> (Donald) Hochstetler; and brothers, Richard Moore and Larry (Patty) Moore.
> He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Sherman Lewis and Robert
> Moore, and sister Pat Robertson.
>
>
>
> The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 24, 2014, 
> at
> the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment will take place in
> Lakeview Cemetery in Harbor Springs, MI. The family will receive friends
> from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday and 1 hour prior to the service time on Monday at
> the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made 
> to
> the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, American Heart Association or the
> American Lung Association.
>
>
>
> Estes-Leadley Funeral Home, 325 W Washtenaw St., Lansing, MI
>
>
>
> If you would like to send cards to his wife, Arlene, they should be sent
> to:
>
> Arlene Moore
>
> 3215 W. Mt. Hope AVE, Unit C
>
> Lansing MI 48911
>
>
>
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