Leslie (Les) Moore, age 89, passed away on July 9th at his residence. Les was born to parents Albertus and Inez (Roosa) Moore in Freedom Township where he spent his childhood, and graduated from Freedom High School in 1951. Farming was a passion for Les, and he and his wife Elizabeth (Betty Horner) whom he married on February 27, 1955, lived and worked their dairy farm in Hiram while raising their two sons. Several area men fondly remember their younger years working and socializing on the Hiram family farm. During his days in Hiram, Les coached and umpired Little League baseball games, and for a period of time was a member of Hiram’s volunteer fire department. Many will also remember him as a bus driver for Crestwood Schools during the ‘70’s. As a bus driver, Les participated and won honors at the State Bus Rodeos held in Columbus. After dairy farming, the family moved to Mantua where Les was employed as Mantua’s Service Director while also working as a construction superintendent for Robert Bossow, Inc. and later for OCI. Les was a lifetime member of the Laborer’s Union Local 860. Upon retirement, he and Betty built a home on what was once his grandparents’ farm in Shalersville. As life often runs full circle, Les was able to work with his family putting up hay on that farmland until his passing. Les is survived by his sons Les (Yvonne) LeRoy (Tracy), grandsons Dale (Tiffany) and Brian (Krystal), granddaughters Stephanie (Jose) Constanza, Brittany Moore, and six great-grandchildren. He also leaves brother Merlin (Mary) Moore, sister Carol (Phil) Canfora as well as several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Elizabeth, and brother Don (Roetta) Moore. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Arrangements are by the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service in Mantua where his condolences and memories may be viewed at www.greenfamilyfuneralhome.com.