GUILDERLAND – Donald J. Moore, Sr., beloved father, grandfather and uncle died peacefully on Saturday, January 10, 2015.
Don was born in Waterford, NY on September 21, 1925 to Thomas and Mamie Moore. He was a proud veteran of WWII, serving in the 1269th Engineer Combat Battalion. He maintained close ties with his army buddies throughout his life.
He was predeceased by his five older brothers, and Joan Schrader Moore, his high school sweetheart and wife of more than 65 years. Survived by their loving children, Donald J. Moore, Jr. (Susan) of Glenmont, Melissa Fox (John) of Canandaigua, David Moore (Cathy) of Rock Hill, SC, Brian Moore (Cindy) of Isle of Palms, SC, and T.R. Moore (Judy) of Cobleskill. He was the much loved grandfather to 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Don founded D.J. Moore Advertising in 1960 and, through his writing and creative talent, grew the company into one of the region’s most recognized and respected advertising agencies. He continued to share his skills in retirement by doing pro bono work for the Teresian House and Community Caregivers. He was on the Board of Directors of A.I.A., The Ad Club, and was a past president of the Albany Country Club. He touched all he met with his generosity, wit and charm.
A celebration of his life will be held at Hans Funeral Home from 2-3 PM on Saturday, January 24. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Don’s name to Community Caregivers or the Northeast Kidney Foundation. Burial will be at the Gerald B. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.
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