Albert "Bill" Moore September 27, 1948 - September 13, 2013 Visitation for Bill will be held at Mission Family Mortuary (531 California Ave) Wednesday, September 18 from 4-7 p.m. with a funeral mass being held Thursday, September 19 at Christ the King Catholic Church (1800 Bedford Way) at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at the National Cemetery in Arvin. Bill was was born September 27, 1948 in Butler, Pennsylvania. Raised in a small town outside of Pittsburgh, Bill enjoyed running through the woods with his five siblings and driving cars along the winding back roads. He met the love of his life, Sandra (Sandi) in 1965, and they began dating. Bill was drafted into the Army in 1967, and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War. He completed service honorably and came home to marry his bride. They moved to southern California in 1970 where Bill worked building boats with his older brother Paul. After having two daughters, Kelly and Kristy, Bill and Sandi moved to Bakersfield to raise their family in 1978. Bill and Sandi had a son, T.J. in 1983 and loved raising their family in the Central Valley. Bill worked a variety of professions, excelling at nearly every task. He was active in his local community and enjoyed serving his parish at Christ the King Catholic Church. He loved working on cars with his son and was always the family's auto mechanic and handy man. Bill was blessed to see the marriages of all three of his children and the births of five grandchildren. Bill is preceded in death by his parents and in laws Albert Neil and Martha Moore and John Henry and Joan Vogal. He is survived by his loving wife Sandi; their two daughters Kelly (John French) and Kristy (Jason Comstock); their son T.J. (Ashley Moore); his brothers Paul (Judy) Moore, Ed (Janice) Moore, Barry (Patty) Moore; two sisters Pat (Bob) Cooper and Beverly (Larry) Hutchison and their families. Bill also leaves behind five grandchildren, many friends and devoted family. He was a loving husband, caring father and doting grandfather. He worked hard every day and was grateful for every blessing that came his way. He never asked for anything but deserved everything. He is greatly missed and will forever be in our hearts and prayers. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Mission Family Mortuary to help with funeral expenses. www.bakersfield.com./obits
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Sept. 17, 2013