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“I was never notified by anyone regarding my cousin Bob Moore's death., but we were in touch by phone almost every year and Christmas Holidays . He...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Lynda Faye - Simi Valley, CA

“Visiting with Bob and Diann was at the top of my list of PEOPLE TO SEE when I was back in the midwest in August 2011. I am so grateful that I was...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Peggy - Southern California

“Mr. Moore was my favorite teacher at Moline High School. He was very kind to me & understanding. I still vividly remember the day that he made sure...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Teresa DeBates Schwartz - NY

“I was a classmate of Bob's at Augustana College, and a basketball team mate with him there for one year(he was much more skilled than I). I have many...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: George Ray - Tucson, AZ

“I am very sorry to learn about Bob's passing! For five years I worked with him and Diann at Moline High. They were always so pleasant to be around...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Derryl Moore - Davenport, IA

“Diane, thank you so much for the amazing gift you entrusted us with at Bickford to care for Bob during his last days. Although I didn't know Bob...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Shaleen Sorgen, Director Bickford Cottage - IA

“Good memories of working with Bob at Moline High School ”
7 of 24 | Posted by: Judy Carls - Huntington Beach, CA

“Dear Ashley, although we have not spoken since high school, I would like to send you and your mother my deepest sympathies about your father. He was...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Jenna Gall - Moline, IL

“I was so sad to read of Mr. Moore's passing. I recognized his picture instantly. He was one of those teachers you just liked because he was so nice,...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Kathleen Wilcox Kapetanakis - NC

“Mrs. Moore I am sorry for your loss. Your husband was a great guy. He wiil be missed. Prayerfully Submitted De Witt Benton Pollard,Jr. (class of 78)...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: De Witt Pollard - Moline, IL

“Diann,. and Ashley, Donna and I were saddened to read of Bob's passing. I think I last saw Bob and Ashley at Bob Reyser's visitation. What a lovely...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Doug Reynolds - Moline, IL

“My condolences to the family. I will remember him fondly as someone that the younger neighborhood kids could look up to and emulate. I was certainly...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Tim Carleton - Tampa, FL

“Mr Moore was one of my favorite teachers! Always a kind sole with a keen interest in his students! He will be sorely missed at Wharton! ”
13 of 24 | Posted by: Erik Skromme - Moline, IL

“Diann & Ashley I am sorry to learn of Bob's passing. May God's grace strenthen you. I moved to Moline in 1952, next door to Bob & his mom. We...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Ron Mason - Fort Wayne, IN

“I was so sad to see that Bob passed away, and send you my prayers and deepest sympathies. I had the utmost regard for him, as a teacher, member of...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Debbie Mitchell Gahan - MO

“We are thinking of you during this very difficult time. May all the good/happy memories comfort you during this time. ”
16 of 24 | Posted by: Steve and Carol Dickens

“Diann, We were so sorry to hear about Bob. He was a great guy and wonderful teacher. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Ashley. Jim and...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Jim and Judy Gulley - Naperville, IL

“We all loved Mr. Moore. What a nice picture of him. That is just how I remember him. He was the best! Marcia Monson Dohrn MHS Class of 1966 ”
18 of 24 | Posted by: Marcia Monson Dohrn

“Mr. Moore had a unique ability to connect with a variety of people and he did great work in and out of the classroom. He had a fine sense of humor...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Jodi Dye Zimmerman - Moline, IL

“Mr. Moore was my 11th grade history teacher. I was totally enamored by him. In those days if he saw me walking to the bus, he would stop and pick...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Marji Wenos Watkins - Somerset, KY

“What a fine man and a great picture. In the 70s and 80s I tried so hard to ever beat Bob, never did. When he teamed with Dean Tallberg in doubles,...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Bill McCabe - Coal Valley, IL

“Another GREAT teacher! My brother and I both had Mr. Moore as our teacher. I'll never forget you. R.I.P ”
22 of 24 | Posted by: Sandy Martin - Bettendorf, IA

“Diann & Ashley: Please accept my sympathies and sincere condolences, on the passing of your husband, father and my boyhood friend, Bobby Moore. We...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Thomas (Tommy) Duckett - Moline, IL

“Diann and Ashley, Our very sincerest condolences to both of you. You have been through so much lately with the loss of your parents/grandparents and...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Diane and Craig Sommers - Moline, IL

Robert L. Moore, age 78, of Moline, died Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Bickford Cottage of Moline.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 9, 2012 at First Congregational Church 2201 7th Avenue, Moline. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., 6601 38th Avenue, Moline. Burial will be at Moline Memorial Park. Military honors to be conducted by the Moline American Legion Post #246. Memorials may be made to the Moline Athletic Fund - Baseball.

Robert was born on June 5, 1934 in Moline, IL, the son of Alma Gerken. In 1946 he was the Grant school spelling bee champion. He married Diann Bloome at First Congregational Church on June 12, 1971. He graduated from Moline High School in 1952, Moline Community College in 1954, and Augustana College in 1956. Then he attended classes at Northern Illinois and University of Iowa. In 1972 he received his Master's Degree from Marycrest College. He started his teaching career in Lanark followed by Chadwick, Sterling, and Glenview Middle School. In the fall of 1963 to the spring of 1990 he taught American History and Geography at Moline High School. Bob was the MHS Sophomore Baseball Coach from 1964 to 1983. From 1965 to 1990 Bob was "The Voice of Wharton Field House" where he also announced football games for a ten year period. From 1964 to 1982 he worked for the Moline Park Board and Dad's Club baseball and softball programs where he scheduled all the games and umpires. He played slow pitch senior softball and his 1974 team went to the National Senior Olympics in San Antonio, TX. He umpired high school softball and baseball games until the age of seventy in both IA and IL. Bob was an avid Moline basketball fan and tennis player and while he loved the golf courses they were not so fond of him.

Survivors include
Wife of 41 years Diann Moore
Daughter Ashley Moore

He was preceded in death by his mother; aunts and uncles, Frances "Fanny" Gerken, Lillian Gerken, Ben Gerken, and Ernest Gerken.

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