In Memory

Donald Hugh Moore - Class Of 1964

Donald Hugh Moore

Donald Hugh Moore

April 26, 1946 - March 23, 2002

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07/10/09 07:07 AM #1    

Eugene E. Clark (1964)

In those days when most of our classmates were listening to the Beach Boys or the Beatles, I have such warm feelings of the many afternoons spent at Don's home with Jim Beebe, Bob Podlech and Bill Sampson - listening to our Jazz records.

Rest in peace Don

10/30/09 08:14 AM #2    

Bill Sampson (1964)

Gene and you other guys. I also remember many nights playing tennis with Jim, you and Bob at Garfield park - usually Jim and I (poor Jim with a substandard partner) against you and Bob. Festivities frequently included seeing how high a cherry bomb could be hit with a tennis racket - probably a hundred feet or so. Donald frequently joined us. Donald and I remained life long friends and were even law partners at one stage of our respective careers.

I was the last friend or family member to see him alive a day or two before he passed on in the hospital. My daughter always made sure that we remembered to pick up "Uncle Donald's Medicine" when she knew he was coming to dinner, as he frequently did. Wild Turkey 101.

His entertaining of clients and friends was legendary. As was his lifelong love of jazz. He and Jim and I and our families attended the Monterey Jazz Festival, along with Richard Covington and his family and Donald's niece many times. Donald would NOT permit anyone to pick up the tab. The "tombstone" ad I took out in the LA Daily Journal, which I wish I could find, concluded with this, which, to those who knew and loved him, says it all: "He gave great lunch."

03/21/10 06:46 PM #3    

Robert Podlech (1964)

I second all the memories noted by Gene and Bill regarding our friend Don Moore. I'd like to add that I knew Don as far back as kindergarten when he lived up near the high school. When he moved to the big house on Milan we lost touch until we met again in Jr. High and High school. I know we were frequently in touch thru out college years! Don was always a great friend to me. Like so many others, I recall the many times I went to his house to visit and listen to those jazz records. Bob Podlech

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