CANTON — CLARE – Cory Erwin Moore, 50, of 4482 CR 27, died tragically on July 5th as a result of a motor vehicle crash in the town of Sandy Creek. The funeral will be Tuesday, July 11th at 3:30PM at Moore’s Field Airport, CR 27 in the town of Clare, NY, with Rev. Thomas Nichols officiating. Burial will follow at Moore Family Cemetery on the airport property. Those wishing to honor by arriving by airplane are asked to please have your plane landed and parked on the field between 2-2:30PM. As the committal service is ending, in a symbol of lifting his spirit to heaven, the planes will be asked to follow Wayne Lincoln who will be flying Cory’s Cessna 182 to lift off the runway.
Calling hours will be held Monday, July 10th from 4 – 7PM at O’Leary Funeral Services, a short distance from where Cory worked. If friends so desire, contributions will be made to the Heidi Moore Memorial Fund, c/o St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union, 33 Court St., Canton, NY 13617.
Born on September 30, 1966 in Gouverneur, NY, the son of Lloyd Edward Moore and Kathryn May Wallace, Cory graduated from Knox Memorial Central School in 1985. Cory worked in Florida before returning to his roots in Northern New York. Upon his return, he worked at Jefford Steel in Potsdam. In 2005 he went to work with R.B. Lawrence Ambulance as a vehicle maintenance manager until the time of his death. A skilled mechanic with a knack for detail, Cory treated the ambulances as his own baby. He knew the “ins and outs” of each vehicle like the back of his hand. Nothing got by him.
Cory is survived by his fiancé`, Robin Lynn Selleck; four daughters, Heidi Moore, Taylor Dunbar, Darian Moore, Jazmin Lopez; and one son, Cory Moore; his mother, Kathryn of Clare; three step-daughters, Mackenzie Banks, Hayley Lamere, Betsey Banks; three step-grandchildren, Mason and Lucas Lamere and Ethan Gollinger; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Wallace (Cynthia), Edwards and Giles (Tammy Mantor), Clare; three sisters, Carlene (Cheyenne Kerr) Dowling, Oswegatchie, Ronda (Jerry) teReile of Canton, Brendalee (Chad) Emerson of Potsdam; grandchildren Chandler, Baila, Cory Robert, and Eliza; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Lloyd Moore of Clare, a St Lawrence County Legislator.
An avid NASCAR fan and hunter, Cory was a true” jack of all trades”. He was a member of AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) and the co-owner and operator of Moore’s Field Airport, airport Identifier 1E8, affectionately known as “Clare International Airport”. Cory had passed his written exam and was preparing for his check ride proficiency exam to complete his private pilot’s license. He proudly owned his dads 1968 Cessna 182. You could not have found a harder worker, or someone who was more passionate about his life and family, than Cory.