John DeWitt Moore

IMG_0889March 21, 1937 – May 18, 2015

John went home to God on Monday morning, May 18, 2015 at Whatcom Hospice House. He was born in Pueblo, Colorado March 21, 1937 to Frances Marie (Abell) Moore and Dr. John DeWitt Moore. He grew up in Pueblo always loving sports and his faith.

John graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder majoring in Engineering and Electronics. His first job was working with the first ICBM and the Apollo programs. He went on to work for Scientific Data Systems, which later became Xerox. John came out of retirement to work at the University of British Columbia developing scintillating crystals for use in the Positron Emission Tomography (PET Scan), used to detect cancer.

John was an avid reader, often reading 4 or 5 books at a time. He was a passionate Roman Catholic “spreading the Word” and bringing “Light to the Word” to all who knew him. He was an avid fitness buff, teaching weight training to many of the Blaine seniors. He loved jogging with his Papillion, Lolly, and riding his bike.

For many years, he flew his VTail Bonanza (5271C) often to Las Vegas with his wife Judy. John will always be remembered for his good humor, quick wit, as well as his tenor voice and great intellect. He and Judy have a legion of dear friends.

John is survived by his loving wife Judy of 30 years, 2 sisters, Margaret and Dorothy; 6 children, John, Andrea, Patricia, Lori, Niki, and Scott; 14 grandchildren, Brooke, Michael, Josh, Angela, Jeremiah, Jeffrey, Sara, Jordan, Claire, Kyle, Michael A., Brandon, Gavin, and Stephanie; and 7 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff at Whatcom Hospice House for the loving care they gave him in his final days.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 23 at 11 a.m. at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, H Street & 6th St. in Blaine, WA.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you please donate to the Whatcom Hospice House or the Blaine Senior Center. Arrangements by Sig’s Funeral & Cremation Services of Bellingham. www.sigsfuneralservices.com.

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