Dr. Edward Moore (1917 - 2013)

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Doctor Edward E. Moore

Asheville - Doctor Edward E. Moore passed away peacefully on August 15, 2013. Dr. Moore was born in Marion, Alabama on April 6, 1917.

Dr. Moore earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama, followed by a medical degree from Harvard Medical School, where he underwent intense training in order to serve his country as a major and ophthalmologist in World War II. It was in the army that he received his nickname, Emo. This resulted from his Alabama accent when pronouncing his name as first initial and last name at roll call.

After the war, Dr. Moore married Kathleen Hughes of Virginia, Minnesota, and moved to Asheville where he began his ophthalmology practice, which would span more than forty years. He was the first to perform corneal transplants in the Asheville area. Not one to "toot his own horn", he served the community extensively by providing free eye exams throughout Western North Carolina, in particular through the Lions Club program for the sight-impaired. Dr. Moore spent many years teaching Duke University medical residents attending at the VA hospital in Asheville.

Dr. Moore had a lifelong passion for coin collecting, skiing and golf, all of which he continued until he was 90, playing 18 holes on his 90th birthday at Biltmore Forest Country Club, where he was a long time member. Scoring his age at 80 was a milestone for him and his entire family.

Dr. Moore is remembered as someone who seldom complained. He saw the best in others, and loved his family and friends. He was a member of the Central United Methodist Church. He is survived by Kathleen Moore, his wife of 66 years; eight children, Trish Smith and husband, Kent, Katie Moore, Mary Suffia and husband, David, Edward Moore Jr., Charlie Moore, Georgina Chesky and husband, John, Margaret Schroeder and husband, Chris, and John Moore and wife Diane; grandchildren, Andrew and Matthew Smith, Scott and Claire Carlson, Charles Jr. and Emory Moore, and Ben and Jessica Parker; and two sisters, Marjorie Reinecke and Dorothy Burton.

There will be a memorial service at St. Giles Episcopal Church, 1617 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC, at 11:00 a.m. on September 28. Remembrances may be made to the .



Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Aug. 25, 2013
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