Robert W. (Bob) MOORE

MOORE, Robert (Bob) W.
Robert (Bob) W. Moore, 88, died peacefully at home January 26, 2013. He had been in the loving care of his daughter Connie Ortiz, her husband Manny and their children Jeremiah, Enoch, Jessica and David for the past five years. The remaining immediate family members wish to express their deep appreciation for the kindness and attention they provided. He was born in Bridgeport, CT on March 4, 1924 the second child of Arleigh and Anne Lawrence Moore, he is predeceased by his sister Arelene Sheehan. A graduate of Manchester High, CT, he enrolled in the University of Connecticut to pursue engineering. World War II interrupted his studies and he enlisted in the Army. Flight training followed from January to August 1944. He was commissioned into the Army Air Force August 4, 1944 and was sent to Douglas Air Field in Arizona. He served on the European front and was awarded the Air Medal for "Meritorious achievement." Following the war he went into the reserves on June 27, 1946. He received and Honorable discharge from the reserves on September 28, 1946 as a 1st Lieutenant. His business career spanned over six decades starting with Felt and Tarrant as a salesman in western Massachusetts. He worked for a number of years for the Engineering sales cooperation of Wellesley Hills, MA in the marketing of Structural Pneumatic Components for machinery industrial equipment. He founded Northern Pneumatics of Defreetsville, N.Y. in the early 1970's which distributed air cylinders, air valves, air fittings, air tubing and the like, all for using or conducting compressed air for pneumatic compressed air for pneumatic operating machinery. The loving father of two families, Bob leaves behind Beatrice McDonnell Moore and their children Linda Anne Boudin and her husband Ed of New Hampshire, Sean Moore and wife Judy of Texas, Robert M. Moore and wife Sandy of Connecticut, Timothy Moore and wife Debbie of Massachusetts and Michael Moore of New Hampshire, Rosemary Gier of New York, and their children Connie Ortiz and her husband of New York, John Moore of New York, Beth Moore and her partner Amanda of California, and Sarah Granger and husband Aaron of New York. Bob had 21 Grandchildren: Anne. Jonathan, TerriLynn, Nathan, Jill, Chris, Kim, Kathy, Joel, Rebecca, Christopher, Elizabeth, Jonathan, Thomas, Allison, Jerimeah, Enoch, Jessica, David, Caleb, and Lilly. Bob also had 14 great-grandchildren and 2 great- great -grandchildren.
Friends may call Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with a service to follow at 1 p.m. at the Durant Funeral Home, 741 Delaware Ave., Delmar. The family would like to offer a special acknowledgement to Nina and Loretta of the Community Hospice of Albany Co. Contribution may be made to them at 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Jan. 28, 2013