Leaman Moore was a hardworking man who wanted his children to be able to take care of themselves, they said.
“He was the best dad you could’ve asked for,” said his son, Danny Moore. “I wouldn’t have traded him for anyone’s dad. He was great.”
Leaman D. Moore, 79, of Lake Station, died Feb. 24. He retired from Bethlehem Steel. He had been a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mamie Moore.
Danny Moore said his father had an excellent sense of humor, and the two enjoyed laughing and joking with each other.
He was a genius working on anything with a motor, and taught both his son and his daughter how to disassemble, fix and reassemble them.
“There was no one who could hold a candle to him when it came to motors,” his son said. “He never charged nobody to fix anything. He considered it a good deed.”
His daughter, Sandra Moore, agreed.
“He wanted me to learn everything I could learn,” she said. “He taught me to work on a car so I could take care of myself, be independent and help other people."
He loved going to Kentucky for several weeks out of each year, and had taken an old school bus, gutted it, and turned it into a mobile home.
He loved to fish in Kentucky, and would catch too many fish to count.
Moore was a family man, first and foremost, his children said.
“He had so much unconditional love for us,” Danny Moore said.