Dr. James Ward Moyer passed away in Mentor, Ohio on October 29th, 2023.
Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1944 to the late Jane and Ward Moyer, Jim was an honors graduate of Cooperstown Central High School, a cum laude graduate of the University of Rochester and earned his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. He retired from General Electric as an engineering manager after 33 years of service.
Jim’s love of plants led him to spend much of his retirement volunteering for the Holden Arboretum, the Mentor Tree Commission and the Ohio State University Extension Lake County Master Gardener Volunteers. He was well-respected for his knowledge of plant diagnostics and his passion for teaching others all things about trees and shrubs.
Jim is survived by his children Laura (Jamison) Jolliff and Paul (Anne) Moyer; grandchildren Madigan Jolliff, Nathan and Tyler Moyer; siblings Susan (Mark) Fain, David (Marcia) Moyer, Thomas (Marlene) Moyer and Kathleen (Mark) Anderson; and eight nieces and nephews.
A private celebration of life service will be held at a later date.
Donations can be made in Jim’s name to either of the following organizations:
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research https://www.michaeljfox.org/ PO Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741
Lake County Master Gardener Volunteers https://lake.osu.edu/program-areas/master-gardener-volunteers OSU Lake County Extension, 105 Main St., Suite B402, Painesville, OH 44077