Ronald Paul Moon, age 85, a resident of Mason Lake and former resident of Hoquiam, died on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Allyn, Washington. Mr. Moon was born on June 1, 1935, in Spokane, Washington. He joined the United States Coast Guard at the age of 17 and served during the Korean conflict from 1951 to 1955.
Upon his discharge, he came to Hoquiam where he drove log truck until 1966, when he joined the Carpenters Union. He established his own business in 1974 (Ron Moon Construction) and also worked for Quigg Brothers and Rognlin’s Construction, retiring in 1997.
On June 15, 1972, he and Janice Schaben Griffin were married at the United Christian Church in Aberdeen, where he was active as a choir member and a member of several men’s groups.
He was also a life member of the Hoquiam Elks, the Hoquiam VFW and the Hoquiam, then Aberdeen and Elma Eagles lodges. He had served as the president of Paradise Service Associates (the homeowners association at Mason Lake), the Hoquiam City Council and the Grays Harbor Board of Equalization. Mr. Moon was involved in numerous pool leagues, loved music and dancing.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Janice of the family home; one son, Larry Moon; a daughter, Janna Cassidy and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter Roxanna L. Pruett and a sister Elsie Lee Hassebrock.
Visitation will be at the Coleman Mortuary Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, from 1 to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at Hoquiam’s Sunset Memorial Park.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary in Hoquiam.
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