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Horace F. "Hod" Moore

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RUPERT -- Horace “Hod” F. Moore, 84, died April 2, 2004 at the Indian River Rehabilitation Center in Granville, N.Y., where he had been a resident since Oct. 23, 2003.

Born Oct. 7, 1919, in Rupert, he was the son of Jay and May (Frost) Moore. Hod was born and raised on the family farm in Rupert, attending Rupert Elementary and Granville High School.

In 1962 he started working for Salem Farm Supply until his retirement after more than 20 years of service.

His many memberships included, The Rupert Methodist Church, where he served as treasurer and trustee; charter member of Rupert Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as chief for 35 years; deputy with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife for more than 20 years; member of the Bennington County Farm Bureau.

He served as second constable for the town of Rupert for more than 28 years; held town offices of selectman, town agent and town grand juror.

The grange was important to him as well; he was a member of the Washington Pamona Grange, The Vermont State Grange, The National Grange and a 60-year member of the Mt. Anthony Grange.

Hod’s hobbies included deer hunting, which he especially loved, and fishing. Besides his parents, two sisters, Mildred Inglee and Marjorie Moore, predeceased him.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years Janice Herrick Moore of Rupert; one son, Jay Moore and his wife Carol of South Burlington; one granddaughter, Kathryn Lynn Moore; one grandson, Michael Moore and his wife Jennifer; one great-grandson, Ethan Michael Moore; one niece and two cousins.

Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday April 6 at the McClellan Funeral Home, 19 E. Broadway, Salem.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 7, at the Rupert United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mary Beth Hutchinson, pastor, officiating.

Burial will follow at the Rupert Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Rupert Volunteer Fire department or to the Rupert United Methodist Church.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 5, 2004
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