CHESTERTOWN, MD. – Ernest E. Moore died peacefully in Chestertown, Md., Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. He was 84. Mr. Moore was born in Brewer, Dec. 6, 1928. He was the son of the late Ernest A. and H. Dorothy Moore.
He graduated with honors from Brewer High School in 1947 where he was president of the sophomore and senior classes and captain of the senior football team. In 1951 he graduated from the University of Maine in Orono with a B.S. in chemical engineering. After college he was a process engineer with Merck & Co. in New Jersey; then served in the US Army Chemical Corps from 1953 to 1955 as a 5 P-2; spent 1 year as an environmental engineer with Mobil Oil Co. in New Jersey before joining Esso Research & Engineering Co. in New Jersey for 10 years (1956-1966) as a specialist in lube oil, chemicals and grease plants. His last 25 years before retirement in 1989 were with W.R. Grace & Co. in New York City corporate HQ as director of engineering services and technical administration and project manager of chemical plants construction. His professional career of 38 years took him to many locations in the U.S. and foreign countries, sometimes with family on extended tours. After college he moved to NJ which became his home base during his working career. In 1994 he moved to Oxford, Md., for 10 years where he was active in volunteer work for the community center, town planning board, museum, library, and Habitat for Humanity. In 2007 he moved to ACTS/Heron Point of Chestertown Retirement community as a resident and was active as a volunteer in Heron Point activities, water testing for Chester River Association and Lions Club vision program. He attended the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Rock Hall, Md.
Surviving him are three sons, Jeffrey A. Moore and his wife, Kathy, Bradley E. Moore and Andrew T. Moore and his wife, Marcia; a stepson, Scott A. Hyer and his wife, Patricia; five grandchildren, Brendan, Devin, Brianna, Hunter, and Drew; and two step- grandchildren, Matthew and Meaghan. His surviving siblings in Maine are Ethel E. Pittman, Edith L Cushing, and John E. Moore.
Funeral arrangements will be handled by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home in Chestertown, Maryland, where a public viewing will be held 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 7, at 130 Speer Road, Chestertown, MD 21620 where a funeral service will follow at 12. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Benevolent Fund of ACTS/Heron Point of Chestertown, 501 Campus Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620. Private interment will be in Oxford Cemetery in Oxford, Md. Online condolences may be made at www.fhnfuneralhome.com.