Robert E. Moore Sr.
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Robert E. Moore Sr., of Berkeley Twp., died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Community Medical Center, Toms River. He was born in New Salem, PA and lived in Colonia, NJ for 35 years before moving to Berkley Twp. 10 years ago. Bob or "Big Bob", as he liked to be called, was a Newark police officer for 27 years working on the vice squad, and as a motorcycle cop and a patrolman before retiring in 1993. He was a member of the FOP Lodge #12 in Newark and a contributor to the PBA of Berkeley Twp. Bob served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Japan. Most recently, he worked as a warehouse property manager in Toms River up until he passed away. Bob was a great family man who was always active in his children's innumerable activities; serving as assistant Troop Leader for the Boy Scouts, coach for Colonia's Little League, and permanent sideline cheerleader for every soccer and baseball game and dance recital. Always active, Bob loved going antiquing and garage sale hunting with his beloved wife, Marie, of 46 years. He had a lifelong love of motorcycles, antique cars, and collecting Hess trucks, amassing collections for each of his grandsons. But the hobby he held most dear to his heart was spending time with his 10 grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his father, Orton Moore; his mother, Mary Moore; brother, William Moore; sister, Margaret Moore, all of New Salem, PA. Surviving are his wife, Marie Rozzo Moore; two sons, Brick Council President, Robert E. Moore Jr. and his wife Cheryce of Brick, and Patrick Moore of Egg Harbor Township; two daughters, Susan Noone and her husband Jack of Egg Harbor Township and Stephanie Payor and her husband Michael of Fairplay, CO; his brother, Regis Moore of New York, NY; his sister, Kathryn D'addeo of Bloomfield, CT; and his 10 grandchildren, Bobby, Lexi, Payton, Delaney, Samuel, Chloe, Maclin, Jack, Athena and Gabriel.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Colonial Funeral Home, 2170 Hwy. 88, Brick. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 4 at St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church, 250 Old Squan Road, Brick. Burial will follow at Ocean County Memorial Park, 1722 Silverton Road, Toms River.
Published in Home News Tribune & Asbury Park Press on Apr. 2, 2013