James R. “Jim” Moore - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

James R. “Jim” Moore

August 16, 1952 - January 29, 2023

James R. “Jim” Moore, age 70, of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly in his home on Sunday, January 29, 2023.

Born in Milwaukee, WI on August 16, 1952, he was a son of the late Richard W. “Red” and Catherine Gail (Goetsch) Moore. Jim was a graduate of South Milwaukee High School in 1970 and attended the United States Naval Academy. He moved to Delaware in 1973 where he worked  for the DuPont Company.

While employed by DuPont, Jim attended the University of Delaware and received his bachelor’s degree in Organic Chemistry in 2000. During his career in the pharmaceutical industry, he was awarded two patents for his research and retired in 2013.

Jim was very active in Lions Clubs International having served at the club, district, and multiple district level. He was elected to the position of District Governor in 1988. Jim was the youngest Lion elected to this position in Delaware. He served in both the Wilmington Manor and Newark Lions Clubs, having earned a multitude of awards, participated in countless volunteer and service activities, and held numerous officer positions including club secretary up until he passed.

Jim was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Margie Wimmer (Curtis). He is survived by his loving wife of soon to be 50 years in May, Nancy (Layman) Moore; children, Jennifer L. Dalby (Timothy) and James Allan Moore (Grace); grandchildren, Jordan Dalby, Cecelia Moore, Abigail Dalby, and Jameson Moore; brother, William R. Moore (Barbara); nieces and nephews, Shannon, Heather, Angie, Tom, Tim, Michelle, Sheila, Bill, and Brian; and many great nieces and nephews

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 pm until 6 pm on Friday, February 3, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. Interment will be held privately in Gracelawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lion’s Eye Bank of Delaware Valley, 401 N. 3rd Street, Suite 305, Philadelphia, PA 19123 or online by clicking here.


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19 Condolences for James R. “Jim” Moore

  • So grateful for the opportunity to know Jim. What amazing accomplishments! Family was very important and the loves of his life, as evidenced by his joy in the photo of his grandchildren. Rest In Peace, Jim.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

  • Nancy, Jen, and family,

    Deepest condolences on your loss – He was SO loved!

    Anne and Paul Humphrey

  • Nancy, I only knew your Jim through Facebook. I could see his love for you and family. Please accept a virtual hug from me and extend it to family. Thinking of you. Cecil Irwin Cole

  • Dear Allen I’m sorry to hear the loss of your father. My condolences are with you and your family. May God’s peace and comfort be with you all. My prayers are with you.🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾.

  • I am so sorry to hear about Jim. You will have many memories to remember him by. Hang on to them and keep them close.
    My prayers are with you, Nancy and Tim and Jen.
    Joan Bestpitch

  • Sorry hear Jim passed away. He is a great lion. He will be missed

  • My thoughts and prayers are for you, Nancy and your family. May you all keep Jim’s memories in your hearts forever. Rest in peace, Jim. God bless you all. 🙏

  • Your sweet Facebook postings of family events is how I knew your Jim, Nancy. I’m so sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in thought and prayer during this very rough time.
    Pattie Pope Parker

  • Nancy and Family: I was so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I know that he will be dearly missed by all of you. I didn’t know Jim well, but I loved hearing the stories from Nancy of your travels and family events. He was loved and loved in return.
    May you cherish every memory of him to comfort you during t his difficult time until you see him again. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Allan – My deepest condolences for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Hi Allan,
    May God grant His divine peace and love to you and your family to cope with the loss. We are praying for you and your family. God Bless!
    Benny K.

  • I became friends with Jim at DuPont on Sustiva. I so enjoyed working with him . He was such a wonderful , kind and intelligent person. My sincere condolences to his family which I know he so enjoyed. Sue

  • Having moved to South Carolina I have missed the opportunity to regularly see Jim at the meetings of the Newark Lions Club. His perseverance helped keep that club alive as he served as secretary for many years. I enjoyed seeing the posts Nancy did of her and Jim’s adventures traveling and with the grandchildren. His family will experience a large loss as family activities was a mainstay of Jim’s life (as evidenced by photos). Many people in the Lion’s community will miss Jim. My sincere condolences to Nancy and the family.

  • I worked with Jim during his whole tenure at Targacept in Winston Salem. Before that, Jim developed some changes to Cozaar for DuPont-Merck, a joint venture with Merck. Those discoveries helped improve production and were implemented into Factory 3 at Merck Flint River where I worked. Jim was one of four chemists in the early days of Targacept for Process Chemistry at 1 Technology Way. He along with myself, Dr. Gary Dull and Dr. Julio Munoz worked to ready compounds for outside GMP production for clinical trials. Jim was a very good chemist and loved to scale up chemistry to large volumes. He was a coworker and friend to many in the company. Jim’s hard work resulted in several papers and patents for the Discovery Group. Rest in peace Jim. We’ll miss you dearly.

  • Dear Nancy and family,
    What a great loss! A wonderful husband, father, friend, and the roll he was perhaps most proud of, an amazing grandfather. He cherished his grandchildren and and they will always be so grateful for the time and dedication he gave them. I know he loved all of you so much. His kindness and contribution to his community will be missed. Lots of love to you all and wishing you peace and healing in his memory. Love, Karen, Todd, Anna and Aidan

  • So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He seemed to have a good life and took the time to help others. Remember the good times when you think of Jim and you will always have a smile on your face.

  • It greatly saddened me to hear of Jim’s passing.

    If there is anything I can do to help in this distressing time, please don’t hesitate to ask. I have worked with many attorneys in settling my clients estates when I was in the business. I know how confusing, intimidating and mind numbing it can be. So if you need answers or just someone to guide you through the process, know that I am here.

    Tears are God’s gift to us… our holy water. They heal as they flow. While we are mourning, others are rejoicing to meet Jim behind the veil and guide him on his new journey. He is healthy, happy and free. It is said that to live in the hearts we leave behind is immortality. I’m sure that Jim will remain immortal for a very long time.

    God Bless you and yours.

  • We are deeply saddened by Jim’s passing. He has been a great friend, a loving husband and father. He gave his time freely to the community and will be missed.