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Beal P., 94, of Hackettstown passed away on May 5, 2013.
Born in Austin, Texas he lived in Waldwick, NJ, before moving to The House of The Good Shepherd in Hackettstown in 2007. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas in 1940. Moore continued his education with degrees from Stevens Institute of Technology (Math); Rutgers (Metallurgy) and UCLA (Space Technology).
Beal P. Moore's professional career spanned more than a half-century in the engineering industry in a variety of environments. His career has mirrored the frontier changes in the technical world, with achievements in design, test rag, analysis, research, and management. He started in aircraft design and propeller testing. Subsequently, he moved on to rocketry. As technology expanded, he was at the forefront of nuclear engines for rockets and reactors. Further design efforts were in the area of hydraulics, radioactive materials, and radar systems. Moore has held many positions in project management and research. He has been active at the section and regional level in ASME for more than 30 years. His work has led to codification of the technological past and contributed to young engineers' career development.
He was a member of the The House of The Good Shepherd Chapel.
Beal had a lifelong passion for the outdoors and loved fishing with his cousins at Hunts Pond.
Beloved husband of the late C. Jean (nee Koppenol) Moore (2007). Devoted son of the late Waite and Edwin (nee Pumphrey) Moore.
Beal is survived by several cousins.
Funeral Services Tuesday 11 AM at Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, 530 High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes.
Interment Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.
The family will receive family and friends on Tuesday from 10-11 AM prior to the service.
Donations may be made in Beal's memory to American Society of Mechanical Engineer's Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 2900, 22 Law Drive, Fairfield, NJ 07007-2900
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Published in The Record on May 9, 2013