James A. "Jim" Moul, age 89 of Findlay, passed away at 8:31 a.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020 at the Blanchard Valley Hospital. Jim was born on July 19, 1930 in Findlay, Ohio to the late Aubrey and Esther (Inbody) Moul.
Jim is survived by his Inbody cousins: Jeanette (Hummel), Steve, Greg, Amy, and Emily (Anderson) as well as his Moul cousin, Martha (Wiebers). Throughout his final decade Jim was also given generous support by Findlay friend, Deb Harvitt.
During his college years Jim discovered his love of opera initially at the University of Michigan, and then trained in operatic performance at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and Indiana University. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and was assigned as an intelligence officer in Munich, Germany.
Staying in Germany after the war, he became highly fluent in the language and performed as a baritone-bass with various German opera companies often being mistaken as a native German. His opera career culminated in the mid 60's when he was selected as a premier vocal contest winner in Salzburg, Austria. He rightfully was proud to be the first American vocalist to reach this professional level of recognition. After his term of service with the Salzburg Opera, he returned to Findlay, Ohio. Over the following years he periodically returned to concertize in Germany as well as back home in Findlay. During these same years he was employed at Beltz Clothing where he meticulously cared for his clients' style needs.
In 2008 Jim moved to Birchaven Village where he luckily and unexpectedly found his late-in-life love, Barbara Majors. Together they had ten wonderful years.
Family and friends are invited to Jim's graveside service at Maple Grove Cemetery on what would have been his 90th birthday, Sunday, July 19, 2020 with George Hummel presiding. Time to be announced closer to the service.
In addition, friends at Birchaven and others interested can celebrate his life, hearing a recorded reprise of one of his concerts. This event has yet to be scheduled.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.kirkpatrickbehnke.com.