David R. Moore ’67

David Roger Moore, 71, of Lake Winola, passed away Aug. 2, 2016, surrounded by his family at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore.

Dave was born in Jenkintown. He was the son of the late William Jr. and Margaret Felton Moore. He grew up near Philadelphia and learned to love the ocean working fishing charters on the Jersey shore. He graduated the Maine Maritime Academy in 1967, then sailed the world for years as a merchant marine. He was an engineer by trade and a mechanic at heart. Dave worked for some time in the steel industry and, later moved to Louisiana to work in oil and gas, where he stayed for more than 30 years.

He raised his family, worked and played in the waterways of the Gulf South, returning to Pennsylvania after his retirement. He was quick with a story or to lend a hand and was a man of many pleasures – boating, motorcycles, dogs, fishing, hunting and the sea. In recent years, he could often be seen near his home in Pennsylvania on his BMW motorcycle with its sidecar carrying his faithful hound, Mojo.

His life is celebrated by his sister Kathleen Moore Bradley; his ex-wife Gail Carlson Cicutto; his sons: Roger Moore and Steven Moore and their wives; and his many grandchildren; and too many friends and other family members to count.

His family and friends are indebted to Dr. Chris Adonizio, Cindy Scott, Dave Daley and the entire Oncology team at Geisinger, as well as his other caregivers. Their efforts gave us a couple more Christmas holidays, a few more Father’s Days, and a few more steak dinners.

Without their efforts we never would have had such a wonderful opportunity to say goodbye.

Consistent with his wishes, his ashes will be scattered on the waters of South Louisiana that he loved for so many years.

Our captain returns to the sea.