Moore, Cordelia Foresman
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Cordelia Foresman Moore, 85, of Allentown PA, formerly of Binghamton, NY and recently a resident of Luther Crest retirement community died Monday, June 17, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She graduated from Penn State University in 1949 as a registered dietitian. Dede was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Binghamton. Prior to moving to Luther Crest, she was employed as a bookkeeper and assistant shopkeeper at the Galleria shops in Binghamton. She spent many years volunteering at the Binghamton General Hospital Gift Shop and as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Dede was also a member of the Binghamton Junior League. Dede enjoyed gardening over the years, spending many wonderful days at "the garden" picking bushels of cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, and zucchini. She blessed her family with her quarts of spaghetti sauce, bread & butter pickles, and zucchini bread. No family gathering was complete without a delicious supply of "deer browse" to snack on or homemade spiedies. She was predeceased by her husband, William Burton Sr., her parents, Wilbur Sheffer Foresman and Evelyn Bond Foresman. She is survived by her six children: Pamela Mattes (William) of Poolesville, MD and her son Andrew, wife Seven, daughter Emily and son Peter; Karen Layfield (Charles) of Allentown, PA and their children, son C. Gordon Jr. wife Melissa and daughter Addyson, Erika husband Francis and Hannah; William Moore Jr. (Barbara) of Victor, NY and his children, daughters Katherine and Jessica; Deb Beazley (Peter) of Morgantown, WVa, and her children daughter Samantha and son Nicholas and stepchildren Elizabeth, Katherine and Christine; Sarah McKeever (Michael) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and son Michael Jr.; and Martha McShane (Paul) of Coto de Caza, CA and children Abigael, Maureen and Killian; sisters, Susan Foresman of Arlington, VA and Nancy Patton of Memphis, TN, and many special dear friends. Memorial Services will be scheduled and announced in the near future. Arrangements by J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allentown, www.jsburkholder.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions in her memory to the
, Lehigh Valley chapter, 212 East Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on June 20, 2013