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Dr. Samuel Denton Moore


1927 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
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Dr. Samuel Denton Moore

Brick - Dr. Samuel Denton Moore, DDS (ret.), 90, passed away peacefully with loved ones on January 13, 2018 in Brick, NJ. Born on Dec. 17, 1927 in Huntington Station, LI to Marion (Miles Denton) and Rev. Enoch Stillman Moore, the 3rd of 6 children and 2nd longest-lived; predeceased by siblings: Marion (Johnson), 'Inky', Benny and Jimmy. Sam is survived by his brother. David Moore, of Littleton, CO; two sons, Tim Moore, of Willow Spring, NC and Tom Moore of Freehold, NJ, and his wife, Jill; two grandsons, Justin and Casey Moore, both of NYC; his 2nd wife of 45 years, Dolores (Nadeau Bouffard) Moore; son, John Bouffard, and his partner, Clayton Nacquin, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; daughter, Denise Larsen, of Seaside, NJ, and her fiancé, Art Henninger; grandson, 'TJ' Larsen; great grandkids, Sarah and Jackson, of Jackson, NJ, and grandson, Erik Larsen, and great grandkids, Chase and Quinn, of Middlesex, NJ.

Sam grew up mostly in Farmingdale and Buffalo, NY. College football all-star 'center' tackle (Clemson/Catawba) and early wannabe coach. Fortuitously interrupted by US Army service as a WWII glider paratrooper in the Japan Occupation Forces. He served in the 11th Airborne Division - 674th Field Artillery Battalion. Then via the GI Bill, he went on to NYU and finally Temple University in Philly for dental school. Here he met and married his first wife. Doris Jean. mother of Tim and Tom. Sam also resided in Lakewood (10 yrs.); Spring Lake,(5 yrs.); North Toms River (20 yrs.) and finally his parents' former retirement home in Whiting, NJ (25 years) with Dolores.

A longtime area dentist (1957-1994), his first office was in Lakewood. He was instrumental in the establishment of the dental department at Paul Kimball Hospital and was a partner in developing an office building on E. County Line Rd. where he practiced for 30+ plus years. He would often take no pay or barter for his services from the less well-off. Sam was a longtime member of both the American and NJ Dental Associations and Psi Omega fraternity.

Sam was also a lifetime member of the Lakewood Order of the Masons, Lakewood Rotary (past president), Elks Clubs, and the Shriners. He was also quite the bowler, playing in leagues at Ocean Lanes.

'Stinkpot' captain and seafood catcher extraordinaire for most of his life! In fact, he died within 1 mile of where he docked some of his fishing boats (Laurelton). In July 2015, Sam was even featured in a fishing trip piece "Meet new friends thru fluking" in the APP. Founding member of the infamous "Dirty Dozen" (Lakewood's geriatric 'Rat Pack'). including longtime friends the Engels, Franklins, Nadlers, Buckelews, and Miltons. It is sadly now down to the 'Dirty Five'.

Per his long-time wishes, his body was donated to the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers. Memorial contributions to the [www.diabetes.org] can be made on his behalf.

A celebration of his life has been scheduled for Saturday, March 10 from 2p-4p at his favorite Lakewood Elks Lodge No. 1432, 711 W. Kennedy Blvd., Lakewood, NJ. For now, condolences can be shared at [email protected]

We are sure Sam. wearing a fishing hat, will be present at his own memorial service, eager to share some jokes and make some toasts…"Every man dies, but not every man lives." Sam lived!
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 4, 2018
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