Photo courtesy of Roanoke Chapel

In Memory Of

John Rees MOORE

Hollins, Virginia

Guest Book

Larry Becker

August 17, 2013 | Roanoke, VA

Dear Steve and Sally,

Your father was a very kind, supportive colleague and mentor for me when I first arrived to teach philosophy at Hollins in the mid-1960s. For one thing, The Hollins Critic was part of my introduction to Hollins, so I quickly looked him up. I have vivid memories of many conversations with him over the years, many of which began with my asking him for an obscure book. He seemed to have almost everything – even the parables of Robert Louis Stevenson. At social...

August 08, 2013

In addition to his natural skills as a writer and professor, John Moore was a fine human being and gentleman. With condolences and sympathy for his family and the Hollins community.
Peggy McDonnell Treadwell, Class of '64

Tracy Dunham

August 07, 2013 | Richmond, VA

I have never forgotten my classes with Dr. Moore. From him, I learned how to write cogently, analytically, and with insight. Miss Niederer (my advisor) forced me to take my first class with him, and I have her to thank for what was a great learning experience.

I will never forget him. Class of '72

August 07, 2013

Another Hollins student here, class of '74. Professor Moore opened the way to all of Irish literature for me. I still read my two volume set of Yeats poetry and prose books. For many years my darling dad and I shared the poetry volume, reading the poems, underlining them in pencil, discussing them, passing the book back and forth. So that book now holds both happy memories of my Yeats' class and of my dad. Professor Moore is so intertwined with my experience of the Irish poets,...

Donna Hughes-Oldenburg

August 06, 2013 | Norfolk, VA

Dear Children of Prof. Moore -- I was a student of your father's back in the seventies. He introduced me to W.B. Yeats and ignited in me a lifelong love of poetry that has sustained me throughout the many years since. Prof. Moore was the epitome of a gentleman and a scholar. He will not be forgotten.

Marysu Bennett

August 06, 2013 | Floyd, VA

A man I adored. I was never so proud as when he introduced me as "my Joycean." He was a gentle person, a mentor, and always inspired us to be our best selves.

August 05, 2013

Memorable professor at Hollins - I remember my classes very well after all these years - Mary K. Farmer Shaughnessy, class of 1972

August 05, 2013

Dear Steven and Sally, MANY years ago, I think it is 57!yrs ago, your father taught a wonderful course that spent a lengthy time on Melancholia. I still recall much of it and what a dear man your father was. I send my tender sympathies to you and your families. Lila Foster, Marblehead, MA.

Sandra Mason

August 05, 2013 | Pineville, NC

Bob and I are so sorry to hear of your father's death. We are thinking of you.
Sandra Mason


John's Obituaries

John Rees Moore, 94, of Hollins, died Saturday, August 3, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Betty L. Moore. Dr. Moore was a member of the English Department at Hollins College for 28 years. Irish literature was one of his special interests, and in the summer of 1960, he...

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