Jana Caril Moore

Jana Caril Moore


Jana Caril Moore, 58, of Wilmington, N.C., passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 26, 2022, at home. The daughter of David Moore and Susan Jett Pflug, she was born in Webster Springs, W. Va., on Feb. 25, 1964. She graduated from East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, N.C. in 1982, and received her BS in Business from Virginia Tech in 1987.

Jana is survived by her husband, Edward McCaleb; daughter, Emeline McCaleb; mother, Susan Jett Pflug and stepfather John Pflug; brothers Jason Pflug and Derek Moore; aunt Beverly Harris; uncle Michael Jett; nieces Isabelle Pflug and Alexandra Pflug; and nephews Henry Pflug and David Reace Moore. She was preceded in death by her father; her sister Tess Moore; and her grandparents Robert and Joyce Moore and Ivan and Mildred Jett.

Jana was a woman of many talents and enthusiasms. In addition to serving as president of Webster Woodlands, a West Virginia natural resource company, she was president of the Cape Fear Rowing Club where she competed in (and won) numerous regattas. Rowing had a profound impact on Jana’s life and from the moment she began in 2015, she, in her own words, “became part of a rowing team and family.”

Jana was a gifted and in-demand seamstress whose meticulously detailed costumes for local productions of classic ballets such as “The Nutcracker” and “Sleeping Beauty” were legendary. She was a fierce advocate for democracy and volunteered with the Democratic Party as an election observer. Her biting sense of humor was balanced by her loving care of family, friends, animals, and strangers in need. She loved to travel, volunteer, and attend concerts.

A celebration of Jana’s life is tentatively scheduled for April 23 in Wilmington with details to come. Memorials may be made to the Cape Fear Rowing Club or by check to Cape Fear River Rowing Club Inc., PO Box 1586 Wilmington, NC 28402.

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  • January 26, 2023
    Marsha Mckee says:
    I have very fond memories of Jana, dating back to when they moved to Princess Street. Emeline was a baby and we all would gather on our front porch. Jana’s acerbic wit and dry humor never failed to make me laugh. Even though I’ve seen less of Jana in recent years (she’s been busy with costumes and rowing) I will sorely miss her presence in our neighborhood. My thoughts are with Edward and Emeline, for their immeasurable loss

  • January 14, 2023
    Shana says:
    Jana was a very special person and impacted those she encountered. Her sense of humor was one of her best qualities. She will be dearly missed by so many. My thoughts go out to Edward and Emeline.

  • January 10, 2023
    Jim Sills says:
    Thoughts and prayers for Edward and family in these trying times. Keep the Faith!

  • January 09, 2023
    CFRRC posted an image:
    After a good row
    After a good row

  • January 09, 2023
    Robert Canavan says:
    Jana, you were such an inspiration to us all. You are deeply missed and loved. Bob Canavan