Kevin Moore, age 57, of Mount Airy passed away peacefully on Friday August 12, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. He was born the youngest of four children to parents, Roy and Gloria Moore, and raised in Mt. Rainier, Maryland. Kevin’s devoted parents, loving sisters, supportive brother and life-long friends provided him the foundation for his winning spirit and contagious happiness. Kevin was an accomplished baseball pitcher at both Northwestern High School and Prince George’s Community College. He graduated with a degree in Computer Science and is a proud alumnus of University of Maryland. He loved all things terrapin and was an avid follower of the Washington sports teams. Kevin was extremely athletic and, in addition to baseball (his first love), he enjoyed running, bodybuilding, and tennis at a competitive level.
Kevin met the love of his life and future wife, Kim, while working at Digital Equipment Corporation in 1987. They dated for seven years and married on June 3, 1995. Kevin shared a special bond with Kim’s family, who loved him as their own. In 1999, 2001, and 2005 respectively, they were blessed with their three amazing children: Nathan, Ryan, and Emily. His children were the light of his life! All three of them are a reflection of his witty personality, athleticism, and gentle spirit. Kevin was a devoted husband and extremely involved father. He coached many of his children’s sports teams for more than 15 years, including cross country, baseball, basketball, and soccer. He enjoyed vacationing with friends and family at the Delmarva and Outer Banks beaches, and he cherished the many memories created with his side of the family in Southwest Virginia.
Kevin’s career in the computer industry spanned over 37 years supporting the Federal Government. It started with computing industry pioneer, Digital Equipment Corporation, and extended into industry leaders such as Compaq, Hewlett Packard, and finally Hewlett Packard Enterprise. During his career, he saw amazing advances in his industry and was considered a trusted advisor on numerous projects that were critical to the security of the United States. He loved the challenge this work presented and, like so many people in Federal Service, he worked silently behind the scenes, seeking success for his partners and their mission, rather than accolades and self-recognition. He was loved by his coworkers and customers, and his legacy is being honored with the creation of an APG teammate-of-the-year award, dedicated in his name.
Kevin was a hard worker in his career and in his life. Many were honored to call him a friend and know his kind and generous spirit. He was an inspiration and beacon of resilience and strength to many as he fought pancreatic cancer for nearly six years. He touched countless lives as he championed cancer research and fundraising efforts, even having been invited by his beloved Hopkins team to serve as a speaker and ambassador at several conferences. He will be remembered by many for his quick wit and sarcastic humor, intelligence, way with children, and his great taste in music and beer.
Kevin is survived by his wife, Kim; his three children, Nathan, Ryan, and Emily; his sisters, Debbie (husband, Glenn) and Susette; his brother, Fayne (wife, Bonnie); his sister-in-law, Dawn (partner, Wade); and his nephews, Andrew (wife, Kimberly) and Stephen (wife, Brandi) along with their children, Micheal and Stephen Jr. He is preceded in death by his parents and by Kim’s parents, Gene and Helen Evans.
A graveside service for immediate family will be held this week at Pine Grove Cemetery in Mount Airy, MD. Because Kevin was loved by so many, instead of traditional funeral services, Kevin’s family will honor him with a “Celebration of Life” party. This event is to be held on Sunday, August 28, 2022, at 1:00 pm at Old National Pike Park. Please bring a favorite dish or beverage to share (alcohol is permitted). We will be providing many of Kevin's favorite foods and drinks. We also encourage everyone to bring a memory to read as we gather to honor Kevin’s amazing life!
In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Kevin Moore may be directed to support pancreatic cancer research at the John’s Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Please make checks payable to John’s Hopkins University. Gifts may be mailed with a memo indicating that this gift is in memory of Kevin Moore to the John’s Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, P.O. Box 49143, Baltimore MD 21297-9143 or make a gift online at hopkinscancer.org.