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Carlisle Martin Moore

November 30, 1925 - January 31, 2018

Carlisle Martin Moore, 92, of Piedmont, California, passed away peacefully in the home of his daughter, Jean Moore Thompson, on January 31, 2018.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 24 at Piedmont Community Church, 400 Highland Ave, Piedmont, CA 94611. A reception will follow the ceremony at the same location.

Carl was born November 30, 1925 in Rolla, Missouri to Kenneth and Wildeth Moore. He attended Berkeley High School and entered the University of California at Berkeley in 1942. Carl interrupted college to serve in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946, and graduated from U. C. Berkeley in 1950. Carl received his Juris Doctor from Hastings Law School in 1953, and received a Latin Legum Magister (Master of Law) degree from George Washington University in 1956. He was a patent attorney, beginning his career in the U.S Patent Office in Washington D.C. in 1953, and retiring from Phillips Moore Lempio & Finley in San Francisco in 1991. He argued two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, in 1962 and 1963.

Carl married Rhoda Braun Moore (Roddy), of Saginaw, Michigan on August 16, 1958. Carl and Roddy lived in Berkeley, California and Piedmont, California, where they raised their children, Jean Moore Thompson and David Martin Moore. After 42 years in Piedmont, they retired to St. Paul Towers in Oakland California in 2007, and recently relocated to Davis, California to spend their remaining time together,

Carl was a dedicated outdoorsman and active participant in the Boy Scouts of America. He was an Eagle Scout in Troop 7 in Berkeley, and later served as troop committee chairman for Troop 15 in Piedmont. Carl was a member of the Berkeley Tennis Club, where he served on the board of directors and organized the annual junior sectional boys and girls tennis tournaments for the Northern California Tennis Association. Carl participated in community theater, performing with the Piedmont Light Opera Theater, Town & Gown Club, and Claremont Club. Carl was a dedicated member of the Berkeley Breakfast Club and the No Name Bridge Club.

Carl is survived by Roddy, his loving wife of 60 years who now resides in Davis, his children, Jean and David, and his six grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Piedmont Community Church.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Feb. 9, 2018
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