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Alan D. "Oops" Moats


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Alan D. "Oops" Moats Obituary
Alan D. "Oops" Moats, 68, of 9345 Gap Road, Waynesboro, died at 5:11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in his home. He had been critically ill for the past month.
Born June 13, 1945, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Charles H. and Velma I. (Haines) Moats. He lived most of his life in the Waynesboro area.
He graduated from Quincy High School with the class of 1963 and later took various communication and technical courses while in the Navy and computer courses at Hagerstown Junior College.
Alan served with the United States Navy during the Vietnam conflict from May 1963 until June 1970. While in the military he was stationed in Sonoma, Calif., Adak, Alaska, and Guam. Following his honorable discharge he returned to the Waynesboro area.
He and his wife, the late Judith (Harbaugh) Moats, were married on Dec. 18, 1965, in Fairview, Pa. They moved to the Gap Road address on April 1, 1974. They were sealed for time and eternity in the Oakland California Temple on Feb. 17, 1967. Mrs. Moats died on Sept. 5, 2006.
Following his discharge from the Navy, Alan worked for Cole Steel Equipment Co. in York, Pa., as a computer operator. He later worked for John R. Mitchell Masonry in Hagerstown and the Waynesboro Area School District for one year as a computer operator. Prior to retiring on July 1, 2005, he worked for PPG Industries in Mount Holly Springs, Pa., as a computer operator and programmer.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Fairview Ward, Waynesboro, where he served in the Young Men's Organization, as High Priest Group Leader, worked in the Primary Organization, served as Ward Clerk, Councilor in the Bishopric, and as Executive Secretary to the Bishop.
Alan volunteered with the Association of Quincy Athletics Organization for 14 years as both a coach and president. He also helped with Boy Scouts of America Troop 42 at Blue Rock Church, Waynesboro and served on the Quincy Zoning Board.
He also enjoyed spending time in the mountains, especially drives in the mountains and taking his grandchildren on vacations.
He is survived by two sons, Aaron D. Moats and his wife, Michelle of Shippensburg and Andrew D. Moats and his wife, Kristie of Waynesboro; eight grandchildren, Alex, Evan, Abram, Eli, Levi, Abigail, Isaac, and Joel; one brother, Larry L. Moats of Waynesboro; his special friend, Barb Bingaman of Quincy; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Charles E. Moats.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Fairview Ward, 11887 Mentzer Gap Road, Waynesboro. Burial will follow in Quincy Cemetery, where military graveside honors will be conducted by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, Chambersburg.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The American Lung Association, 3001 Old Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, Pa. 17011.
Online condolences may be expressed at:
www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com
Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Sept. 30, 2013
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