John D. Moore
John D. "Jack" Moore of Rutland passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 22, 2011, surrounded by his family, following a battle with two types of cancer, bladder and porocarcinoma, a type of skin cancer. He was born February 10, 1934, in Glen Cove, N.Y., the son of the late Lewis K. and Thelma B. (Seaton) Moore.
Mr. Moore graduated from Winchester (Mass.) High School in 1952 and Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y., in 1958. He served on occupation duty from 1953-1955 for the U.S. Army in Kitzingen am main, Germany, with the First Infantry Division, First Engineer Battalion, known to many as the Big Red One.
He married the former Gail Catherine Furman on June 28, 1958, in Bellport, N.Y.
During his business career, he was employed by Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. in Chicago, Ill.; Aluminum Co. of America (ALCOA) in New York City and Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies; Proctor & Gamble in merchandising services; and the Central Vermont Public Service Corp. located in Rutland, Vt., for 31 years in sales and marketing.
He was a member and past president of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce from 1980-1982 and a life member of the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce. A member for many years of the Rutland Lions Club, he was past president in 1974. He was also a certified Dale Carnegie Course instructor from 1971-1991.
A longtime member of the United Methodist Church, he sang in the church choir for 30 years.
Mr. Moore enjoyed traveling, especially ocean cruises on which he and his wife, Gail, journeyed often. Their favorite was a cruise to South America and Antarctica in 2007.
Survivors include his wife, Gail Furman Moore of Rutland, Vt.; a son, Thomas K. Moore of Montpelier, Vt.; three daughters, Jacquelyn M. Gauthier of Rutland, Vt., Suzanne G. Moore of Anchorage, Alaska, and Wendy Rossmassler of Middlesex, Vt.; and six grandchildren, Kathleen Gauthier of Rutland, Vt., Alison Gauthier and Zachary Gauthier, both of Burlington, Vt., and Tae Rossmassler and Eva Rossmassler, both of Middlesex, Vt., and Christopher Warner of Rutland, Vt.
Calling hours to celebrate the life of Jack Moore will be held at the Rutland United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, October 25th, from 4-6 p.m. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763; the Foley Cancer Center, 160 Allen St., Rutland, VT 05701; or the Rutland United Methodist Church, 71 Williams St., Rutland, VT 05701.
Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery with a memorial service will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family.
Tossing Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
To view the guest book, visit www.rutlandherald.com/ obits.
Published in Rutland Herald on Oct. 24, 2011