Robert R. Moore, age 91, of Annandale, NJ, formerly of Chatham, NJ, passed peacefully on Tuesday, August 13 at the Bridgeway Care and Rehabilitation Center in Bridgewater, NJ.
Bob was born in Lock Haven, PA on December 21, 1927 to the late Raymond S. and the late Adelaide (Weaver) Moore. He graduated from Lock Haven High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1948 in Nara, Japan. In 1951 he graduated summa cum laude from Lehigh University, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
He went on to pursue a successful career as an actuary with Home Life Insurance Company in NYC. He rose to Chief Financial Officer of the Group Division, retiring from there in 1987. Bob then served as a consultant with Actuarial Science Associates in Piscataway, NJ for several years.
A devoted member of St. Patrick parish in Chatham, NJ, Bob volunteered in numerous ministries, including supporting St. Patrick School where his three daughters had attended. He also served his community by volunteering with United Way assisting residents with their income tax filings; and served as Morris County Republican Committeeman for the Board of Elections in Chatham.
Bob loved playing sports. He was the quarterback of his high school football team and later in life he enjoyed playing racquet sports. An avid gardener, he planted and harvested flowers and vegetables at both his Chatham, NJ and Chatham, Cape Cod homes. Besides spending leisure time on Cape Cod with family and friends, his favorite relaxation “up at the Cape” was soaking up the sun and reading on the beach.
Together with his wife and long-time friends, he enjoyed local theater, attending the Paper Mill Playhouse productions, dining out and traveling to destinations in the U.S. and abroad.
He is survived by his wife, Leonora (Lee) Moore; three daughters, Teresa Moore (Douglas Fasciale) of Westfield, NJ; Patrice Quinn (Kevin) of New Providence, NJ; Anne Armstrong (Michael) of Cleveland, OH; and sister Barbara Bowser of Camp Hill, PA. Also surviving are his grandchildren Julia Pruitt (Peter), Elise Quinn, Michael Fasciale and Steven Fasciale, as well as several nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his first wife, Gloria and infant son, Paul.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 19at 11:00am at Immaculate Conception Church, 314 Old Allerton Road, Annandale, NJ. Interment will immediately follow at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery on the church grounds. There will be visitation on Sunday, August 18, from 1:30 pm until 5:00pm at the Martin Funeral Home, 1761 NJ-Route 31, Clinton NJ 08809.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Bob’s name may be made through IN MEMORY OF for St. Patrick School, Chatham NJ or to Immaculate Conception School, Annandale, NJ at http://www.inmemof.org/robert-r-moore