Dennis Elton  Moore
GRAND GORGE - Peacefully, in the presence of his family, Dennis Elton Moore, 79, went to join our Lord on Nov. 12, 2019.
Dennis was an admirable man who will forever be remembered as the strong foundation of a beautiful family. Before all else came his faith, his wife of 51 years and his family.
Dennis and his bride, Joan, were married in 1968 in Jefferson. Their love was a blessing on their lives and those of their children, Deborah (Chancey), John, Dean, Lisa (Thomas) and Denise (James).
There were so many happy times for Dennis and his young family. From the high school and college graduations to the weddings of their children and arrival of 14 grandchildren, Joshua (Paige), Frances (Joshua), Jackie (Tyler), Carina, Rebecca, Derek (Stephanie), Adam, Casey (Aaron), Gina, Kennedy, Matthew, Jenna, Myah and Jordan.
Every milestone that he and Joan experienced together was a true reflection of their love and devotion to each other. Dennis cherished every moment with Joan.
He was further blessed to be part of the weddings of five of their grandchildren and celebrate the birth of seven great-grandchildren, Carter, Madalyn, Corbin, Osiris, Laura, Joshua, and Cade.
There was no greater love than that between Dennis and Joan. It was selfless and stood the test of time.
As a father, he quietly taught by example, lessons of hard work, hope and loyalty.
He was a perfectionist in all that he did and believed in taking care of people and things that he held dear. He worked tirelessly for those he cared about and would happily come to lend a hand when called upon to help. Dennis treasured things that brought his family together such as family vacations, finding the perfect Christmas tree or just a cup of coffee and conversation. He and Joan proudly participated in everything and anything that involved their children and grandchildren. Dennis left no room for doubt as he made a point of saying "Don't forget I love you" each and every time.
Dennis' roots in the area are deep. He was born on August 29, 1940, to Edna and Joseph Moore Sr. in Stamford. He grew up on the family farm with his siblings Joseph (Erna) and Helen (Gary).
He graduated from Stamford Central School in 1959.
He enlisted in the United States Air Force. It should be no surprise to those who knew Dennis that he served with honor in the Air Commando Unit and valued the fine training and friends that came from his time of service to his country. He believed in this country as a place of opportunity for all.
Upon returning from service, Dennis began working as a letter carrier for the U.S.P.S. while also driving the school bus for the Grand Gorge Central School. After 15 years he was promoted to Postmaster and worked for 26 more years before retiring in 2010. The friends Dennis made went beyond the workplace and he remained connected to so many in the community throughout his lifetime.
He is survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Dennis had a big heart and embraced friends as family. He was quick to engage in conversation with a twinkle in his eye and a hug or pat on the back in greeting. For Dennis, simply being present for those he loved was everything. He was always there. Who among us does not remember he and Joan watching the kids play sports every season or enjoying a cup of coffee at Creekside Café?
Dennis taught his children that we should leave the world better than we found it. His long time idols Muhammed Ali, Elvis Presley and Larry Bird all exemplified this belief by using their God given talents to achieve greatness despite adversity.
Dennis was a beloved member of the Sacred Heart Parish in Stamford. Dennis' faith in God and devotion to family brought him through more than one battle against the odds. His loving wife Joan cared for him every step of the way.
Dennis delighted in the simple pleasures such as finding a great diner, enjoying the outdoors when hunting, traveling with family, old cars and even piloting airplanes or water skiing.
We are all better for having known Dennis Moore. His faith and dedication to family will forever be a testament to the good life he lived. His memory is now and always in the hearts of those he loved.
Calling hours will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday Nov. 16. and Sunday, Nov. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury, for family and friends.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Michael Cambi at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at Sacred Heart Church in Stamford.
Committal prayers will be held at a later date in Roxbury Cemetery.
Donation in memory of Dennis E. Moore may be made to the Grand Gorge Fire Department Rescue Squad.
Arrangements are entrusted to Miller Funeral Home.
Published on November 14, 2019

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Cheryl Ely
Nov 16, 2019
So very sorry to learn of Dennis' passing. My heart goes out to the family. Praying for all of you.
Emily Gray
Nov 15, 2019
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Kay Jones Keller
Nov 15, 2019
Oh I am so sorry, I remember Dennis picking me up to babysit when Joan and him started dating, he was a loving cousin and friendly person always had a smile on his face, condolences to the family, praying God will get you through this difficult time, love to all. Xoxoxo
Donna Ramundo
Nov 15, 2019
What a great man. He will be missed by many. My condolences to Joan and your entire family.
barbara fuller and joe
Nov 15, 2019
so loved this man at games he truly loved the sports and those who played loved his wife and family so deeply he was a good friend and man prayers and love to his family
Nov 15, 2019
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