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Burton L. Moore

1918 – 2014

Burt Moore passed away surrounded by his family on December 18, 2014. He was 96. Born in Globe, Arizona, he moved to Redondo Beach in 1923. A graduate of Redondo Beach High School, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1941, serving as Lead Navigator in the 7th Bomber Command, B-24 Squadron, Pacific Theater. He survived the Battle of Tarawa, when the B-24 he was navigating was shot down. The crew ditched the aircraft at night off the island of Funafuti, in the former Ellice Islands, in the Polynesian Nation known as Tuvalu today. With two engines shot out, the pilot was unable to accomplish a go-around, and chose to land straight ahead, under control, in the ocean. The crew paddled a life raft ashore sustaining only one casualty. His injuries healed and he finished the war in Pueblo, Colorado as a Navigation Instructor. Burt owned Moore's Market, located in Palos Verdes Estates since 1932, which was in his family for 105 years (1905 – 2011). Burt loved fishing, shooting, camping, friends, and above all, his family. His wonderful wife, Lottie, preceded him in death. Married 62 years, he is survived by his children, Veith (Marian), Shannon Reynolds (Larry), Cindy Southgate (Mike); grandchildren, Alycia, Jeff (Natalie), Kelly (Brian), Lindsay, and Megan; great grandchild, Ella, and soon to be born Bennett. He was a wonderful man, and will be missed by all who knew him. The Graveside Service will be held Saturday, January 10, 2014 at Pacific Crest Cemetery, 2701 182nd Street and Inglewood Ave., Redondo Beach, California, at 2:00pm. The Memorial Service will be held at The Neighborhood Church, 415 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates, California, on Sunday, January 11th, at 2:00pm, reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please donate to an organization of your choice, or raise a prayer to those that we all have lost. Visit www.lafuneral.com to send the family messages and share memories. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.

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Published in Daily Breeze from Jan. 2 to Jan. 8, 2015
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