[time-nuts] Dick Moore, RIP

Tom Van Baak tvb at LeapSecond.com
Tue Nov 10 09:18:33 EST 2015

Dick Moore has been a contributing member of time-nuts since 2008. Perhaps some of you know him.
I received the following note from his wife, Robin (contact me off-list for her email address).



Richard (Dick) Roy Moore of Grapeview died November 7 at St. Peter's hospital in Olympia with his sons and two of his grandchildren by his side. He and his wife, Rev. Robin Moore, have lived in Grapeview for over 20 years.

Dick was born in The Dalles, Oregon in 1940, spent his school years in Portland, Oregon. Upon graduation from high school he joined the Air Force and was chosen to attend the Army Language school, but this course was interrupted due to a medical disability and he resigned. Later Dick went to Harvard Night School and received an advanced degree in computer technology.

Dick was a man with natural talent in electronics and a true spirit of life and adventure. In high school he was a Sea Scout. Early in his career he worked as a technician for instrument-maker Tektronix in Portland Oregon. At the same time, as a hobby he developed a notable audio amplifier, and published his design in Audio Magazine. Traveling with his life-long companion and wife, Robin, he went on a multi-year personal tour through Central America and lived and worked on a ranch in Guatemala. Upon their return to the US he joined Klipsch & Associates in Hope Arkansas, doing performance testing for Paul Klipsch, the world renowned pioneer in loudspeaker designer. He got involved in the audio retail business in Arkansas and ran the service department for Custom Audio of Little Rock. From there he went on to work as an engineer and technical-writer for high-end audio maker a/d/s/. Late in his career he worked for an advertising agency based in New York City serving various audio companies including KEF loudspeakers. 

Dick retired in 2002 and went on to enjoy personal projects and his deep commitment to his church. Dick was also an avid IT guy and actively supported his community with their computers. He was the WebMaster for St. Hugh Church. He continued his interest in electronics, designing modifications to specialized instruments for signal distortion analysis and publishing his work on the web at moorepage.net. He has been consulted by people from all over the world who are interested in his approaches and techniques.

Dick has been a licensed preacher for twelve years at St. Hugh Episcopal Church and provided leadership in building the new church on Wheelwright. He was an active lay-leader in his church, and a chorister. Dick also volunteered for the Coalition of Churches Food For Kids Program.

The Celebration of his Life will be Friday, November 13th, 2:00 p.m. at St. Hugh Church, 280 Wheelwright S., Allyn, Washington


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