D. Michael Moore, 81, of Hagerstown, MD, bid a peaceful farewell surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at Doey's House, Hagerstown. Born on January 27, 1942, in Greensburg, PA, to the late Harry J. Moore and Marion (Tulloch) Moore, Mike leaves a legacy of service, education, and compassion.
Mike was a 1960 graduate of Greensburg-Salem High School, Greensburg, PA, and continued his academic journey, earning a bachelor's degree from Waynesburg University and a master's degree from Marywood University. He served as a medic in the Army Reserves during the Vietnam Era. He dedicated his professional life to disability and vocational rehabilitation, and he owned and operated a mobility equipment company in Fishersville, VA, specializing in adaptive equipment for homes and automobiles. Mike's expertise and mechanical abilities were honed in his early years while working alongside his father at the Moore Brothers Tire Shop in Greensburg, PA.
Mike's zest for life was as infectious as his laughter. He had a remarkable way of effortlessly sharing a beer and a joke, reminding us not to take life too seriously. As steadfast as a rock, he embodied reliability and strength, much like the lighthouses he admired. Like a guiding beacon, he was always there for family and friends, offering support and wisdom. His legacy is one of resilience and determination, a testament to his unyielding work ethic and ability to face challenges head-on.
Mike was an avid enthusiast of outdoor activities, finding joy in bicycling, hiking, camping, and participating in triathlons. Weekends were cherished on Cayuga and Seneca Lakes sailing with friends and family in NY. He and Carol crisscrossed the USA and Canada in their RV, along with their adopted pup, turning ordinary days into extraordinary adventures and savoring the simple joys of life together in retirement.
He wove threads of courage and daring throughout his life, taking risks that defined his adventurous spirit. Whether starting his own mobility and car wash businesses, mastering the art of homebrewing, or navigating the open waters with a sailboat, he embraced life with fearless enthusiasm while rocking to his favorite classic rock music.
Mike was a devoted family man who cherished his wife for nearly six decades and shared love and laughter with his family. He left his imprint on the hearts of those around him, and his impact will be remembered with love and gratitude.
He is survived by his wife, Carol (Gazze) Moore; son Stephen Moore (Christy), Fredericksburg, VA; son Dr. Douglas Moore (Paula), Boonsboro, MD; granddaughters Kaitlynn Whittaker (Jacob), Fredericksburg, VA; Kelsey (fiance Thomas) and Lauren Moore (fiance Luke), Boonsboro, MD; grandsons Kyle and Sean Moore, Fredericksburg, VA; great-grandchildren Emilia and Edmond Whittaker; brothers-in-law David Glenn, McConnellsburg, PA; and Dr. Simeon Aymeloglu, Frisco, TX; sister-in-law Fran Nimeck (Dr. Maxwell) Kennett Square, PA; special friend Wendy Moore Edmond, Seattle, WA; and several nieces and nephews. Mike was predeceased by two brothers, Christopher and Richard; two sisters, Sheila Glenn and Diane Wilhelm; and sister-in-law, Dr. Barbara Aymeloglu.
Per Mike's request, services will be private at the family's convenience. He was of the Episcopalian faith.
In place of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758526, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or to the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansvile Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.