William “Bill” Moore, past board member of OCP, publisher of this newspaper, died March 11. He was 83.
Mr. Moore was born May 27, 1929, to John and Margaret Moore. He graduated grade school at St. Mary’s Cathedral in 1942. He attended Washington High School and was as a member of the class of 1946 at Central Catholic High School. He enlisted in the Army at 17 and served 13 months in Korea. He returned to Oregon and attended the University of Portland to study fine arts. In 1953, he married Rosemary (Lombardi) Boyer.
He worked at different jobs throughout high school until 1950 when he joined Mail-Well Envelope Company and continued there until starting his own business, Moore Lithograph in 1962. At one time, all five sons and his wife Rosemary worked in the business. He sold Moore Lithograph in 2002, eventually selling the property in 2005.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 2003 and an infant daughter. He is survived by his sons, their spouses and children: Kelley (Diana) stepsons, Ian and Brent; Duffy (Mary Ellen) stepson Nathan; Tim, daughters Tina and Gloria, Gary, daughter Melissa, eldest granddaughter; Dan Moore, daughter Trisha, son Michael, plus seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Eileen.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 19 at St. Ignatius Church. Memorial donations can be made to Central Catholic High School, Providence Child Center Foundation and Providence Portland Medical Foundation.