From a press report: April 4, 1999
Walter Addison Moore Jr. ”Tex” was born on May 29, 1912 in Weldon, Texas and died on April 3, 1999 at Arlington Court Nursing Home. He is survived by 4 children, Carol Moore Hershey Durell of Worthington, Ohio, Mrs. Connie Moore Offutt of Nedrow, New York, Dr. Roger Moore of Moorestown, Pennsylvania, and Dr. Walter B. Moore of Baltimore, Maryland. He also has 6 grandchildren, Stephen, Sharon and Julia Hershey, Andrew Offutt, James and Ashley Moore. He was predeceased by his wife Helen Fitzgerald Moore of Vallejo, California. He has 2 living sisters, Mary and Dorothy and a brother, Marvin. His brother Jesse predeceased him.
He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, Texas in 1930. Attended Allen Academy. Graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1935. As Commander of the Colors winning company, he chose the Color Girl for that year. The ceremony was included in the movie ”Anchors Aweigh” with Dick Powell. He obtained further engineering education from MIT after perfecting a catapult for airplanes. During WW II, he served in the South Pacific Theater on a repair ship for two years. He was promoted to Captain in 1952.
After retirement from the Navy in 1957, Mr. Moore was employed by General Electric and Bethlehem Steel Companies. Mr. Moore has donated his remains to the OSU Medical School. His ashes will be intered with his wife at Arlington National Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, P.O.
Box 79789, Baltimore, Md. 21279.
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