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C. KENNETH MOORE

MOORE, C. Kenneth Of Naples, Florida, and Osterville, MA, born August 19, 1927, passed away on April 1, 2013, with his family and his loving companion, Karen Quigley, by his side. A Boston native, Ken graduated from Brookline High School in 1944 and served in the US Army Air Force from 1944-1945, followed by service in the US Navy Air Corps from 1945-47. He is a lifetime supporter of his alma mater, Boston College, where he graduated in 1950. As a young man, Ken learned the value of hard work and respect for family. He worked in an ice house, as a cab driver, his fathers' bar and grill, and other jobs that required tenacity and perseverance. These led to his being hired after college as one of the very first trainees at Sears Roebuck and Company, where he worked from 1950-1983 rising to store manager and finally to Eastern Territorial Facility Planning Manager and member of the Executive Vice President Senior Staff. In 1983 Ken moved to Kravco Company in King of Prussia, PA. He served as Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President of this shopping center development company through 1987 when he became president of Kravco South in Boca Raton, Florida. He retired in 1991 and was a real estate consultant for Sears Roebuck until 2000. An avid golfer, Ken joined Royal Poinciana Golf Club in 1996 and served two terms as a member of the Board of Directors. Pre-deceased by his wife of fifty years, Mary F. Moore, his wife of eight years, Patricia Collinson Moore and his brother John; he leaves his sister Lillian Crowley, sister-in-law Beverly Moore, daughter and son-in-law Mary Jo and John Heyl, granddaughter and husband Kate and Alvaro Vivanco, great granddaughters Francisca and Lucia Vivanco, step daughter and husband Nancy and Kevin McGinty, and three step grandchildren Emily, John and William McGinty. Services will be held Friday, April 5 at The Moorings Park Chapel, 120 Moorings Park Drive, Naples, FL at 11 a.m. A private memorial will be held in Boston at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to in his memory to: Monastery of St. Clare, 920 Center Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Online condolences may be sent to www.fullerfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Boston Globe on Apr. 4, 2013
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