Gary Duncan Moon, a 56 year resident of Cannon Beach unexpectedly passed away on August 28, 2020 at age 78. Gary was born March 11, 1942 in Portland, OR, to Ernie and Elaine Moon. Gary graduated from Portland’s Benson Tech High school in 1960 and received his mechanical engineering degree in 1964. Gary married his beloved wife of 53 years, Adairlyn on November 12, 1966. The birth of their first son, Jeff was November 21, 1967, followed by Jon August 8, 1969 and Steven October 3, 1970. Gary was the owner of Gary’s Cannon Beach Service Center for 56 years, where his sons Jon and Steve also work. Gary dedicated his life to his business and was there every day to serve his customers. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a 35 year volunteer on the Cannon Beach Fire Department, serving as chief from 1979 until his retirement in 1997. Gary enjoyed landscape photography and especially loved photographing the beautiful northern Oregon Coast. Gary designed and built his dream home in 1998 and enjoyed maintaining his home and property. He also assisted in the local operation of the KPDQ Christian radio station. Gary is survived by his wife Adairlyn, son Jeff and his wife Jodi of Oregon City, son Jon and his wife Anjie of Cannon Beach, son Steve of Cannon Beach, grandchildren Tyler (25), Katie (22), Haylie (24), Chevy (22) and Sonoma (20), brother Bob and his wife Lori of Pahrump, NV and sister Vicki and her husband Bob Walker of Dayton, WA. The family will hold a private celebration of Gary’s life. Memorial contributions can be made to the Cannon Beach Fire Department in Gary’s memory.
The family is planning a private service.