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Gary Robert Moore December 5, 1952 - April 30, 2019

Gary Robert Moore

December 1952 ~ April 2019_x000D_
Gary Robert Moore, 66, passed away April 30, 2019 after a brave battle with brain cancer.

Gary was born December 5, 1952 in San Jose, California to Robert and Delores Moore, and lived in many towns in California and Oregon while young. In 1966, his family settled in Hilmar. Gary graduated from Hilmar High in 1971, where he was active in sports and student government.  In 1972, he married Judy Mitchell. Gary always said “I chased her until she caught me!”

As their family grew, Gary was active with and proud of his children, Amy and Adam. He and Judy became “professional bleacher-sitters” while attending their children’s sports activities, 4-H events, and color guard competitions. Gary also coached youth soccer, baseball, and football.

He became a member of Berea Lutheran Church in Hilmar when he and Judy were married.  He served on the council, was active in youth work, and ran a senior food program.

He worked for Procter and Gamble in Modesto for 30 years, where he was a technician in many divisions of plant operations. His last position was in environmental safety. After P&G closed, Gary was able to retire on a full pension, and really enjoyed his retirement at the young age of 49.

Gary and Judy loved to travel, seeing much of the United States and touring Europe. He was a long time SF Giants and 49er’s fan.

Gary was also an active member of MICL (Modesto Institute for Continued Learning), serving in various offices and conducting classes.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Judy, his daughter Amy (Ken) Fitzgerald, and his son Adam (Erica) Moore. He was blessed with six grandchildren, Matthew and Joshua Fitzgerald, and Isaiah, Nikie, Alanda, and Isaac Moore and great-grandson Jay. He also leaves his sisters, Lyneita (Ron) Taylor, and Lorene (Roy) Garman, 6 nephews and 2 nieces, his mother-in-law, Jane Mitchell, and brothers-in-law Kevin (Vicky Troxell) Mitchell and Steve (Eileen) Mitchell, his aunt Barbara Silveria and many cousins.

Memorial service will be held Monday, May 6 at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 640 Minaret Street in Turlock with a reception to follow.  Internment will be private.

Remembrances may be given to:

Mt. Cross Ministries
7795 Hwy 9
Ben Lomond, CA 95005

Community Hospice
4368 Spyres Way
Modesto, CA 95356

(Modesto Institute for Continued Learning)

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  1. Carrie Anderson says

    It would be hard to remember a part of my childhood that was without my Uncle Gary and Aunt Judy. Our parents would get together every week and play cards and just laugh and laugh. For the longest time I didn’t know that we weren’t really related! I am so blessed to be able to call the Moores my Godparents. My heart aches with this loss and my love goes out to all the people who loved Gary.

  2. Mele (Anderson) Benz says

    My condolences to the Moore family. I have many fond memories of Gary from growing up at Berea. A favorite memory is driving in Turlock with the Moores and listening to the Beatles. Thinking of you all.

  3. Bruce & Marianne Gallmeyer says

    Gary was one of our most loved, fearless MICL leaders and will be greatly missed. As President, he competently led us through a major facility move. His leadership skills were shared in many ways over the years he and Judy have participated in MICL. Our hearts go out to Judy, his family and extended family & friends. Bruce & Marianne Gallmeyer

  4. Robert Worden says

    Gary and I started working together at Charmin Paper Products in October of 1972. Seems like just a few years ago! He was a newly married 19 years young kid. Gary was always fun to work with. He was always upbeat and positive. He liked to laugh and tease. Right, Judy? And, praise the Lord, I never heard him say anything bad about anybody! Never! I know that Judy and the family will miss Gary.So will any one who had the pleasure of knowing Gary. Robert (Bob) Worden, Riverbank, CA.

  5. Gayle Foley says

    I am so very sorry for your loss! Many blessings to Gary and his family during this difficult time. May your memories with Gary provide much peace and happiness. “Memories are timeless treasures of the heart”.

  6. Barbara Reed says

    I am visiting my fathers sister in Tennessee as I receive this news my heart is with you all May our lord be hugging you all during this delicate time…my thoughts and prayer are with you

  7. Cheryl Zumstein says

    Judy and Family, so sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. I always enjoyed his quick wit. God bless you all.

  8. Art McRae says

    Sincere condolences to family. Always enjoyed Gary’s presence…good man, great leader and compassionate. RIP
    Art McRae

  9. Manuel Drumonde says

    Gary was a great classmate and good friend always had a smile and a good word to say when we ran in to each other. Judy I am so sorry my prayers are with you and your family God Bless.

  10. robert gomes says

    My Cousin Gary, was a very nice person, even though we only met at several family occasions over the years, He was always thoughtful and polite with me. You could just tell Gary was just a good guy. My blessings to Gary, and prayers for Judy and all of his family.

  11. Pat Lopez Watts says

    Gary was in my work group at Procter and Gamble. I will always remember his quick wit and willingness to help when needed.
    My deepest sympathy to his family.

  12. Maureen Fuertes says

    Gary was a wonderful person.My heart goes out to his family and especially to his loving wife,Judy.We are devastated by his loss.

  13. John Stott says

    My good friend is too soon gone. But he sure did enrich the lives of many, many people in his short time.

  14. Joyce Starkey says

    Gary was such an important part of MICL that he left a big hole when he had to leave to fight cancer. He was a wonderful man and he will be greatly missed.

  15. sherry lester says

    He was a wonderful person, I can honestly say this breaks my heart, so loved him and Judy. He will be so missed by so many. May he walk with the Angels and find his cloud for him and Judy one day to shine their light from. Sorry for your loss.

  16. Colleen Crosthwaite says

    Gary was always helpful to class coordinators and presenters at MICL. He will be missed.

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