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Charles Edwin Moore, Sr.


1919 - 2010 Obituary Condolences
Colonel Charles Edwin Moore, Sr., 91, went to be with the Lord on October 28, 2010. He passed away from natural causes at Rancho Vista Retirement Community in Vista, California.

Chuck Moore was born on August 4, 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was raised an only child by his aunt and uncle, Howard and Sarah Moore in East Chicago, Indiana.

He was married to his wife of 69 years, Rosemary Miller, of Forrest, Illinois, on February 2, 1941, in Old Monroe, Missouri. They had met at their Alma Mater, the University of Illinois. Chuck was commissioned as an officer in the Army Air Corp and received his wings in 1941 and served in the Air Training Command where he trained hundreds of B-17 pilots during WWII. Late in his 24 year Air Force career he was closely involved with the secret development of the U-2 Aircraft at Lockheed in Burbank, California. He retired as a full Colonel in 1964 and they lived in their ocean view home in Rancho Palos Verdes until 2004 when they moved to Fallbrook, California. His favorite passtime in his retirement was walking his dog, Karma, along the bluffs near the Portuguese Bend Club.

Chuck Moore, Sr. is survived by his wife Rosemary, five children, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. His children are Sally Moore and Larry Etow of Watsonville, Ca, Mary Gardner and Fernando Guerra of Pacific Grove, Ca., Chuck Moore, Jr. of Vista, Ca, Bill and Ilyse Moore of Valley Center, Ca. and John and Sue Moore of Oceanside, Ca. His grandchildren are Jason Gardner, Christopher and Annette Gardner, Emily, Eric and Amanda Moore, and Ryan, Melissa and Kevin Moore. His great-grandchildren are Justin and Sarah Gardner, and Ellise and Chase Gardner.

Services with full military honors will be held on Friday, November 12th at 9:45 am at Riverside National Cemetery where Charles will be interred.

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Published in Daily Breeze on Nov. 11, 2010
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