Soldotna resident Warren Moore died at Heritage Place on Tuesday, April 5, 2005. He was 102.
Mr. Moore was born Feb. 28, 1903, in Canandaigua, N.Y., and grew up around Honeoye Lake. He was a farmer until he got interested in the bee business and bought his first colony in the 1930s. He continued in that work during summers and did carpentry during winters for the rest of his working years. Later on in winters he took bees to Florida, dividing his time between there and New York.
After retiring Mr. Moore lived with his granddaughter, Laurie, and her family near Stanley, N.Y., during summers and wintered in Florida, helping a beekeeper friend there. He started coming to Alaska for the summer to visit his daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Bill Dornberger of Soldotna, in 1989.
He loved to hunt, fish and garden, and enjoyed visiting with the customers at the Dornberger's smokehouse. He enjoyed going to the Kenai Senior Citizens Center for lunches. In early 1999 he moved to Alaska permanently.
He was active all his life, even walking up to a mile or more daily until he got sick and moved into Heritage Place in October 2002.
Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Sharon Malotte; son-in-law, Bill Malotte; parents, Ralph and Mary Moore; brothers, Ralph Jr., Eugene, Leslie, Arthur and Alan; wives, Ruth and Margaret; and stepson, David Councilman.
He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Bill Dornberger of Soldotna; sister, Bernine of Central City, Ky.; sister, Helena; granddaughter, Laurie and her husband, Kevin Henehan, of Stanley, N.Y.; great-grandsons, Cody and Michael Henehan; grandson, Brian Malotte of Bristol Valley, N.Y.; stepdaughter, Elaine and her husband, Rocky Roudet, of Buffalo, N.Y.; stepdaughter-in-law, Doris Councilman of Atlanta, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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