Charles “Bernard” Moore, 90, of Caledonia Pike, Caledonia, died Friday, July 22, 2011, at home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 14, 1920 in Weedville, son of the late Charles Otto and Effie May (Gardner) Moore. On March 4, 1946, he married Vendla Wilhelmina (Anderson), who preceded him in death on July 27, 1983.
He was a graduate of Weedville High School, Class of 1939. He was born and raised in Elk County, and lived outside Niagara Falls, N.Y. until he came to Bennetts Valley in 1984.
He served actively in the U.S. Army Air Corps as an aircraft mechanic during WWII from October 1942–November 1945. He also served from January 1949–March 1951 in the New York Air National Guard, and from March 1951-August 1952 in the U.S. Air Force, later retiring from the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
He worked all his life as an aircraft mechanic in the Civil Service industry. He was an avid member of the NRA. He enjoyed hunting, working on his yard and truly enjoyed life.
He is survived by three children, Dennis Charles and his wife Barbara Moore of Tonawanda, N.Y., Linnea Ruth and her husband Ray Archuleta of Caledonia, and Wayne Leslie and his wife Anne Moore of Lone Tree, Colo.; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Gerald Gardner Sr.; and a sister, Delores Bunn.
Funeral services for Charles "Bernard" Moore will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 28 at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield, with the Rev. Ginger McCoy officiating.
Military honors will be accorded by the Bennetts Valley Legion Post 978 Burial Detail. Interment will be in Morningside Cemetery, DuBois.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 27 from 6–8 p.m. and Thursday, July 28 from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to DuBois Regional Medical Center Hospice.