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John Wilburn Moore

John Wilburn Moore
Nov. 30, 1921-Nov. 30, 2013
Resident of Moraga
John Wilburn Moore passed away peacefully on Saturday in his home. It was his 92nd Birthday. John grew up in Dora, AL and graduated from Birmingham Southern College. In 1943, he entered the US Naval Midshipman's School at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. He served in World War II in the South Pacific and Okinawa campaigns on the ships USS Dixie, USS Kochab, USS Crater and USS Etlah, serving aboard the latter as Commanding Officer.
He attended the Hastings College of Law of the University of California San Francisco obtaining his L.L.B and J.D. in 1950. He practiced law, specializing in workers compensation in San Francisco for 40 years. He was a partner at Hanna, Brophy, MacLean, McAleer & Jensen. After a retirement of two months he served as Administrative Law Judge for the State of California for 12 years.
John enjoyed fishing, opera and was a voracious reader. He was an avid 49er fan and an active member of Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church in Orinda.
John is survived by his loving wife, Mary; devoted children Robert Moore of Moraga, Katie Wunder (Michael) of Walnut Creek and grandchildren, Mary, Brandon & Cristian. He is also survived by his sisters Annette Waters of Hueytown, AL and Patricia Letson of Harrison, Tennessee. He will be missed by all who knew him.
The family requests donations to Lamorinda Adult Respite Center "LARC" or Hospice of the East Bay in lieu of flowers. The celebration of John's life will be Saturday, December 14th at 2 PM at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church in Orinda.

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Published in Contra Costa Times on Dec. 11, 2013
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