John Manuel Moore

John Manuel Moore

MILLERTON — John Manuel Moore, 66, a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, at Sharon Hospital in Sharon. Mr. Moore was a self-employed professional sound engineer for the movie and film industry for over twenty years.

Born June 10, 1956, in Manhattan, New York, he was the son of the late John H. and Aurora M. (Troconis) Moore. He attended and graduated from the Barlow School in Amenia, and was a Bard College alumnus.

There was no one like Johnny. He had the remarkable ability to relate to anyone, regardless of age, background, or sensibility. He made everyone he met laugh and was a supportive and empathetic friend.

Johnny traveled the world, often solo, and loved to encounter new cultures. He was a World War I and  II history buff and recently spent time visiting sites and museums in Berlin. He also enjoyed fine art, old movies, rock and roll, photography, and social media. He was a longtime member of Alcoholics Anonymous and he offered encouragement and support rides to meetings for new members. The pinnacle of his life was spending time with his loving and devoted family. Words cannot express how much his friends and family miss him.

John is survived by his stepfather, William M. Hitchcock and his wife Rosalie of Houston, Texas; his brother, William Hitchcock and his wife Didi of New York, New York, and Millbrook; his sisters, Leslie Murray of Salisbury, and Melinda Hitchcock and her husband David Fanning of Millerton; two nieces, Nina Murray of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Isabel Murray of New York, New York; two nephews, Thomas Hitchcock of New York, New York, and Oliver Correa of Craryville, New York,  and many friends.

Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A memorial service will take place at 12 p.m. at the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton, NY 12546. Pastor William Mayhew will officiate.

Burial will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Millbrook, NY. The date for visitation and service will be announced in late April. To send an online condolence to the family, plant a tree in John’s memory or to send a floral tribute, please visit

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