Moore, Edgar E.
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Churchville: After a long and courageous battle with lung cancer, Edgar E. Moore, passed away at home on December 5, 2012, at the age of 86.
Ed, a WWII veteran, was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania, the son of Samuel Percival and Genevieve Nangle Moore. He moved to Rochester to attend RIT for photography. It is here he met his future wife, Jessie Leibeck. They married in 1947 and he took a job with the photo products division of DuPont in Rochester, so his beloved Jessie could live near her family. Soon thereafter, with nothing but a dream and the same determination that they relied upon throughout their over 60 years of married life, they began building, by themselves, a home in Riga where they raised their children and where Ed still lived at the time of his death.
Ed was a fun loving extrovert who loved life and loved a challenge. He dedicated his life to service to God, family and country because he recognized that he was richly blessed; so he enthusiastically accepted the responsibility to serve that accompanies such blessings. He was a life member of, and actively participated in the programs of the Harvey C. Noone American Legion Post 954 that assist veterans and their families and its further its mission to promote the ideals and protect the freedoms upon which America was founded. He co-chaired the building of the Legion Post home and he served five terms as Commander. Ed is a Past President and Past Board of Directors member and a Life Exempt member of the Churchville Volunteer Fire Department; he proudly served as both a volunteer fire fighter and member of the ambulance squad. Ed was an avid sportsman and conservationist. In the 1970's he founded Citizens to Save Riga, an organization which advocated for responsible environmental stewardship and which evolved into Riga's Independent Party. Ed was elected and served as Riga Town Supervisor for ten years. Under his leadership, many actions were taken to institute responsible stewardship of the Town's natural and financial resources. During his tenure, he also served as President of the Monroe County Town Supervisors Association - quite an honor for a renegade independent minded Independent. While Town Supervisor, he also wrote a weekly newspaper column, Preserving Our Heritage. Ed was a dedicated father who did everything from coaching Little League, serving as a boy scout leader and building see saws, dollhouses and campfires, but most important in conjunction with Jessie, he instilled in his children, by example, the same values that he and Jessie shared. After a 37 year career with DuPont, Ed retired and he and Jessie opened an antique shop specializing in lamps. Ed loved to fish, hunt, garden, travel and just relax at their Honeoye Lake cottage. At his side, in every endeavor and adventure, was Jessie. In 1998, Ed and Jessie were named Riga Citizens of the year.
Ed is predeceased by his loving wife of almost 61 years, Jessie Leibeck Moore. He is survived by his daughter, Pamela A. Moore, and her husband, Gilbert L. Budd, of Churchville, and his son, Gary E. Moore, his wife Ellen, and their four children Aaron, Evan, Melissa and Jonathan, all of Concord, North Carolina. He is also survived by his brother Donald, and his wife, Carol, of San Diego, sister-in-law, Dorothy Pharoah, brother-in-law, John Leibeck and his wife, Jean, of Churchville and many nieces, nephews and friends.
The family wishes to extend its deep and heartfelt gratitude to the entire Pluta Cancer Center, especially Dr. Yirinec, Dr. Dombrowski, Marty, Barbie, Kris, Jacqui, Carol, Joanne and Susan; Lifetime Care, especially his PT, Laura; and his team of aides - Anita, Dan, Jeanne, LaTosha, Robert and Teri. Without their individual and collective encouragement and loving and compassionate care, our father's desire to remain in his home, throughout his illness, would not have been possible.
Ed's visitation will be held 1 - 5 PM on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the funeral home, 21 S. Main Street, Churchville, NY 14428. Ed's Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, December 10, 2012, at 10:00 am at St. Vincent DePaul Church 11 N. Main Street, Churchville. Burial will be immediately after at St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Harvey C. Noone American Legion Post #954.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Ed's name to the Veterans Outreach Center Employment Programs, 459 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620, or to Pluta Cancer Center, 125 Red Creek Drive, Rochester, NY 14623.
Walker Brothers Co. Funeral Home, Inc.
21 South Main Street Churchville, NY 14428
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9, 2012