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Edwin T. Moore

Richmond, Vermont

February 5, 2016

Edwin T. Moore Obituary

Edwin T. Moore II, 94 years old, died on Friday February 5th after a long illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. Ed was born in Coatsville, PA in 1922 to Lewis Raymond and Grace Brinton Moore. He had two sisters Trudy, now deceased, and Ester who lives in Cincinnati. He graduated from Westchester High School in 1939 and started at Swarthmore College. Later he transferred into an accelerated program at RPI and graduated with a BSME in 1942.Ed started his career as a service representative for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft working on P and W engines at air force bases. During 1944-46, Ed joined the US Maritime Services working on oil tankers delivering fuel to military bases in Europe and the Pacific during WWII. For the next two years he studied at Oxford University and enjoyed living with families in France during the interim terms.He returned to the states and started working again at Pratt and Whitney and enjoyed weekend retreats and vacations in Vermont. It was during this time he met Betty Weichel, his future wife, while skiing at Stowe. He rejoined the Merchant Marines in 1951 and made trips to Europe to "court" Betty. They were engaged in Capri and married in Belmont, MA during the month of December. They recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.For several years, Ed worked for GE and he and Betty were busy raising their two sons, Tom and John. During this time Ed also furthered his education studying philosophy at NYU from 1958-60 and was called by the navy during the summer of '59 to serve as an engineer on a troop ship carrying Turkish troops to and from the DMZ in Korea. Following this, Ed worked for several years in marketing high tech products.In 1967, the Moore family decided to move from NY to VT. In 1969 E. T. Moore Builder was established to serve friends and neighbors in the Underhill area. Sons Tom and John and their young friends and neighbors in the Underhill area served as summer work crews. The business is now run by his son Tom Moore when Ed established ET Moore Computer Services.Ed has been involved in countless projects in the Jericho-Underhill community serving as Selectman, coordinating major renovations to the Town Hall and United Church of Underhill and complicated mapping projects. Most recently the park in Underhill Center was named in his honor. Ed also was a talented musician and enjoyed playing the clarinet in a musical group with his sons and friends.He is survived by his wife Betty, son Tom and his wife Deb, son John and his wife Penny, grandsons, Justin, Brinton, and Lincoln and his five great-grandchildren, Malaya, Kurt, Jacob, Lily, and Jackson. All his family lived close by in Underhill and Jericho. Ed has always put the greatest value in life on family, faith and community. His contributions have been far-reaching and he will remain forever in the hearts of many.A celebration of his life will be held at the United Church of Underhill Saturday, February 13th at 1 pm.

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Edwin T. Moore II, 94 years old, died on Friday February 5th after a long illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. Ed was born in Coatsville, PA in 1922 to Lewis Raymond and Grace Brinton Moore. He had two sisters Trudy, now deceased, and Ester who lives in Cincinnati. He graduated from Westchester High School in 1939 and started at Swarthmore College. Later he transferred into an accelerated program at RPI and graduated with a BSME in 1942.Ed started his career as a service representative for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft working on P and W engines at air force bases. During 1944-46, Ed joined the US Maritime Services working on oil tankers delivering fuel to military bases in Europe and the Pacific during WWII. For the next two years he studied at Oxford University and enjoyed living with families in France during the interim terms.He returned to the states and started working again at Pratt and Whitney and enjoyed weekend retreats and vacations in Vermont. It was during this time he met Betty Weichel, his future wife, while skiing at Stowe. He rejoined the Merchant Marines in 1951 and made trips to Europe to "court" Betty. They were engaged in Capri and married in Belmont, MA during the month of December. They recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.For several years, Ed worked for GE and he and Betty were busy raising their two sons, Tom and John. During this time Ed also furthered his education studying philosophy at NYU from 1958-60 and was called by the navy during the summer of '59 to serve as an engineer on a troop ship carrying Turkish troops to and from the DMZ in Korea. Following this, Ed worked for several years in marketing high tech products.In 1967, the Moore family decided to move from NY to VT. In 1969 E. T. Moore Builder was established to serve friends and neighbors in the Underhill area. Sons Tom and John and their young friends and neighbors in the Underhill area served as summer work crews. The business is now run by his son Tom Moore when Ed established ET Moore Computer Services.Ed has been involved in countless projects in the Jericho-Underhill community serving as Selectman, coordinating major renovations to the Town Hall and United Church of Underhill and complicated mapping projects. Most recently the park in Underhill Center was named in his honor. Ed also was a talented musician and enjoyed playing the clarinet in a musical group with his sons and friends.He is survived by his wife Betty, son Tom and his wife Deb, son John and his wife Penny, grandsons, Justin, Brinton, and Lincoln and his five great-grandchildren, Malaya, Kurt, Jacob, Lily, and Jackson. All his family lived close by in Underhill and Jericho. Ed has always put the greatest value in life on family, faith and community. His contributions have been far-reaching and he will remain forever in the hearts of many.A celebration of his life will be held at the United Church of Underhill Saturday, February 13th at 1 pm.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Edwin T. Moore hosted by D&K Partners LLC.

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