Richard Clarence Moon
Richard Clarence Moon
  • July 25, 1926 - June 6, 2014
  • Tampa, Florida

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Moon, Richard C., Ph.D, 87, passed away June 6, 2014, in Tampa.

He was preceded in death by his dear daughter, Kathy Hartzel. He is survived by his loving wife, Frances; brother, Donald (Jane) Moon; A blended family including children, Gail (Barry) Davis, Richard A. Moon, Tom Urbanski, Terry Demonica, Michel (John) Siblik, Ted Urbanski; Grandchildren, Michael Davis, Heather Hartzel, Matthew Hartzel, Emma Demonica, Ollie Urbanski, Kate Demonica, Piper Siblik, Maret Siblik. Fondly remembered by cousin Bob (Laverne) Redmeier.

Born in Beech Grove, Indiana; he went on to proudly serve in World War II as a submariner on the U.S.S. Segundo 398, attaining his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati, and achieving international renown for his Cancer research. After retiring from the University of Illinois Medical School at Chicago's Specialized Cancer Center in 1997, he relocated to Plant City, Florida, moving to University Village in 2010. He continued consulting work in his field until 2013. Dick was a member of the Brandon Elks Lodge #2383 and Brandon SubVets WWII organization.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude's Children's Research.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, June 16, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Dining Room A at University Village, Tampa.

Burial at Bushnell National Cemetery at a later date.