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David Edward Moore
March 28, 1948 ~ July 17, 2022 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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David Edward Moore, 74, returned to his heavenly home after a stoic battle with leukemia. Peacefully and surrounded by his family in his last moments, he passed away on July 17, 2022. His renewed belief in God supported him in his struggle, and ultimately gave him peace.
Forgoing his high school graduation ceremony, David E enlisted the United States Marine Corp in 1965. Assigned to Bravo Company, 7th Motor & Transport Battalion. He deployed to Vietnam, serving honorably from 1965 to July 1971, the final two years as a reservist and completing a degree at Wharton County Junior College. He valued his friendship with his fellow Marines. He shared his admiration for each of you with Tim Weddington, with whom he kept close contact, stating it was an honor and privilege to serve with such outstanding men. Two of his favorite Marines were his granddaughter, who rose to the rank of Captain, and his son-in-law Jason. While stationed at Marine Recruit Depot Parris Island in 1969, David E. met, courted, and proposed to Kathy T. Hughes. From his hospital bed, he stated it was the best decision he ever made, to ask her to be his wife. They were joined in marriage by his grandfather, Reverend David E. Moore, in Palacios, Texas, on September 6, 1969, and in 1971 they celebrated the birth of their daughter. In September of this year, they would have celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary.
David E. was born to the late David E. Moore and Jacque L. Moore, in Roswell, New Mexico, on March 28, 1948. He felt blessed to have excellent roles models within both families. On his paternal side, he considered the family ranch In Sand Springs, Oklahoma, to have been instrumental in developing his character. Additionally, he often spoke fondly of summers spent at the family ranch in New Mexico. He held a deep respect for his Uncle Jim and Aunt Mary, who were an inspirational model of Christian love, cared for his beloved grandfather, and namesake. Until his last day, he reminisced about his family mentors, and took time to convey to Billy, Marianne, and Polly how much they meant to him. His mother blessed him with a large contingency of aunts and spouses, and their children, and a beloved uncle and his family. Too many stories to convey, but he loved each and every one of them and their families. In his final days, he also managed to share with his Uncle Tom Lundstrum, how much he loved and respected him.
David was loyal, generous, hardworking, and always had time to help friends and family, or solve a problem, no matter how large or small. He cherished his sister "Sherry Pot", her husband Joseph, their children, John Kalas and Jennifer Cassada, and his nieces a nephews, all of Texas. He was fortunate to spend several days with Sherry, despite his lengthy hospital stay. He held a special place in his heart for his sister-in-law, MaryAnn Licata, Jennifer and Tom Gritz, Jay and Keri Licata, and their children, and his brother-in- laws and their families; Johnny and Anne Hughes, and Jimmy and Doris Hughes, all of New York. He is dearly missed by his loved ones, who celebrate the fact that he is at peace with his creator.
David E. is survived by his wife, Kathy, his daughter Laura Fenton and her husband Jason, his grandchildren Katie, Delaney, Scarlett, Jillian and Phoebe, and his sister, Sherry Kalas. He is preceded in death by his brother, Sandy Moore and his parents.
David has insisted that all celebrate his life by gathering with their families, lifting a glass, and sharing a bowl of Doritos. His sudden, yet brief battle with Leukemia led him to recognize that life can be too short, and should never be wasted. We invite family and friends to post their tributes here, share memories, and if he had a nickname for you, please include it in your tribute. The family gratefully declines flowers, but prayers, condolences and memories are gladly accepted at https://www.williamroweprice.com/ obituary/David-Moore
If so inclined, donations to cover uncovered medical and immediate living expenses may be arranged. The family would also, like to express their sincere gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and ancillary staff at UPMC Shadyside MICU 5 West, for their support and care of David E, and Drs. Saker, Higbee, Gadde, and Obeidat, of Conemaugh Memorial, for coming to a diagnosis and transfer.