Thomas Moore Jr.

Obituary of Thomas F. Moore Jr.

Thomas Francis Moore, Jr., 66, entered eternal life peacefully on Sat., January 25, 2020 with his dear sister, Kathleen Moore, at his side after a long, courageous battle with early onset Parkinson’s disease. Tom will be missed profoundly by his loving family, his many great friends, and the wonderful people at the Kensington Assisted Living in White Plains. Tommy is predeceased by his mother, Mary Callanan Moore, for whom he was the “apple of her eye.” He is survived by his loving father, Thomas F. Moore, Sr., his sister Kathleen, his sister and brother-in-law, Mary (Donald) Clinton, his brother and sister-in-law, John (Laurie) Moore; his uncle and aunt, John (Bernadette) Callanan; his nieces and nephews, John Clinton, James (Jacque) Clinton, Marianne Clinton, Raymond (Ashley) Clinton and his grandnephew, John Karlsen Moore Clinton and nieces Molly Moore and Marian Moore. Tom is survived by many dear cousins, both here in the U.S. and in Ireland. His Irish heritage was always a great source of pride for Tom, and he cherished it. Tom’s wide circle of friends constituted his second family. Not many people have the blessing of deep, lifelong friendships; Tom was a good friend and had many great friends, too many to name here. They know who they are, and they know how much Tom loved them and appreciated them. His family will never forget and will be forever grateful of how they supported him, especially on the long challenging road he walked with them. Humor, generosity and great times together will always be the hallmark of his friendships whether in the Bronx, NYC or the Hamptons. Tom’s lifelong love of his hometown, the Bronx, and New York City in general, along with his great love of history, urban transportation and urban affairs led him to work for the NYC Transit Authority from which he retired after more than 25 years of service. Tom was inducted into the MTA President’s Circle for distinguished service. “Mr. Bus Stop,” as he was fondly called, was instrumental back in the 1980s in developing the bus stop “Guide-A-Rides” and “lollipop signs” that made life a lot simpler for NYC commuters and tourists in the pre-internet and GPS days. It would be hard to imagine today, but the sophisticated computer programming required to accomplish this project back in the day for over 200 bus routes and 16,000 but stops with calculated travel times and stopping points is a feat that boggles the mind. Tom grew up in the Fordham Road section of the Bronx and attended St. Simon Stock Grammar School and Cardinal Hayes High School. He credits both schools with giving him a solid foundation and nurture, not just in academic areas but, more importantly, in the areas that count most: faith, family and friends. After serving proudly in the U.S. Navy, he returned to the Bronx to complete his bachelor’s degree in history and urban affairs at Manhattan College where he was an active member of the Gaelic Society and student government. After graduating from college, Tom resided in the Woodlawn section of the Bronx where he was a parishioner of St. Barnabas R.C. Church and became active in the local Community Board which he served faithfully and well. He was a devout, lifelong Catholic who refused to consider early embryonic stem cell research as a solution for his Parkinson’s disease. A viewing will be held for Tom on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 3 – 7pm at Hodder Farenga Funeral Home, 899 McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY. Viewing for family members will take place on Wed., January 29th from 10:00 – 11:30am, with Mass of Christian Burial at 12pm at St. Barnabas Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Tom’s memory to St. Simon Stock Grammar School or Cardinal Hayes High School, Bronx, NY.
Tuesday
28
January

Viewing

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Hodder Farenga Funeral Home
899 McLean Ave
Yonkers, New York, United States
(914) 237-5800
Wednesday
29
January

Funeral Mass

12:00 pm
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
St. Barnabas Church
4343 Martha Ave
Bronx, New York, United States
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