Edward Bates Moore
Edward Bates Moore
Edward Bates Moore, 91, died at Rutland Regional Medical Center on Wednesday morning, April 16, 2014
Born October 15, 1922, in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, of Herbert and Helen (Bower) Moore, Ed attended Ridgewood (NJ) High School and Stevens Institute of Technology, were he graduated with an engineering degree. Following Stevens, he went to U.S. Navy radar schools at MIT and Bowdoin College. He was commissioned as an Ensign in 1945 and began active duty just as WWII was ending, serving as radar officer on the aircraft carrier USS Randolph. He and his shipmates braved severe storms to bring 6,200 soldiers back from German and Italian campaigns after VE Day.
Upon returning from the war, he married his childhood friend and the love of his life, Betty Baker “Midge” Mitchell, who died in 2007. They raised their family in Cedar Grove and North Caldwell, New Jersey. A lover of planes and boats, Ed and Midge retired to a second home on the shores of Lake Mohawk, in Sparta, New Jersey.
Together they had two daughters: Nancy Baker Moore Mark of Castleton, (husband Joseph) and Barbara Marie Moore Tichenor, of Severna Park, Maryland, (husband Michael); four grandchildren: Rachel and Molly Mar, Andrew and Brian Tichenor; and five great-grandchildren: Calvin, Henry and Jane Parent, and Anna and John Leo Doppman.
The youngest of five brothers, Ed is survived by his brother Arthur, who lives with his wife, Edna, in Adamstown, Maryland.
Ed enjoyed a long and successful career as an electrical engineer, specializing in the design and manufacturing of radio and communication equipment for general aviation. He was head engineer at Aircraft Radio Corporation before being recruited to become president of Edo-Aire’s aviation division. In the final period of his career, he served as president/owner of Air Sciences in Fairfield, New Jersey.
Ed moved to the Maples in Rutland in 2008. Two years later, he became a permanent resident of Genesis HealthCare’s Mountainview Center, where he made many friends and was attended by caring staff.
A small gathering will take place today, April 17, at Genesis. Later this Spring, family and friends will celebrate Ed’s life at a service at St. Mary’s Espiscopal Church in Sparta, New Jersey.