Obituary of James A. Moore
Professor James A. Moore died Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Albany Medical Center. He was 78. James was born in Brooklyn, NY, and received his PhD at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. He continued his post-Doctoral studies in Mainz, Germany and Ann Arbor, Michigan. James was an internationally respected scientist with a distinguished career in Polymer Organic Chemistry. He was a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from 1969-2014, and a Professor Emeritus from 2014 through 2017. James' career highlights include 110 research papers published in peer reviewed journals, six books, three review articles and a hundred and one research abstracts. James also received thirteen patents for a variety of innovations throughout his career. James touched the lives of thousands of students, both undergraduate and graduate, and was a respected mentor to many junior faculty members. In 2011, James was elected a Fellow of the American Chemistry Society.
Beyond his esteemed professional career, James was an avid gardener, voracious reader, and a lover of crossword puzzles. He was also passionate about hunting and fishing, and relished the company of good friends and family.
James is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lotte Moore, his daughter Martina Jones (Steve), his son Christopher Moore (Faiza), and his two grandchildren Steffanie and Nicholas Jones.
Per his wishes, the family will be holding a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to James Moore Memorial gift fund, c/o Ursula Versala, Institute Advancement, Chasan Bldg., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180, or the American Cancer Society 1 Penny Lane Latham, N.Y. 12110.
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