Obituary: Wallace Ray Moore, 89

by beth on July 7, 2021

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Wallace Ray Moore passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 25, 2021, known to all who knew him as Wally. He was born September 14, 1931 in Framingham, MA, to the late Harriet Hathaway Moore and Harry Wallace Moore.

He spent his early years in Southville, Ma. He attended South Union School until the 6th grade, then promoted to Peters High School. He graduated in 1950, then attended Worcester Junior College where he acquired an Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering. Wally had many interests in life. He built a Crystal radio set when he was 12 years old. He could fix anything electrical or mechanical. He always did all work on his cars by himself. Wally loved music and could play several instruments, including a guitar, violin, piano, and accordion. When he was in high school, he bought a Sears guitar. He electrified it, but he could not afford an amplifier, so he built one himself. He made many other science projects. In school, all the kids called Wally the “mad scientist”. Wally loved the mountains. He climbed most of the mountains of New England, including Mt. Washington. 

Wally had a very strong faith, he studied the Bible all of his adult life. He worked as an engineer at Raytheon-Wayland Labs and because of his religious beliefs, he quit and went to work at Digital. He met and married Eleanor Tompert and they settled in the family homestead in Southville, MA. When he retired, they moved to West Virginia, where his wife was from.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor, and one brother, Harry Robert Moore. He is survived by his brother, Frank Wendell Moore and wife, Suzie, of Southborough, MA, one sister, Pat Moore Harris and husband Welford of Pittsboro, NC, and several nieces and nephews.

Wally had expressed a wish to be cremated and his ashes spread among the mountains he loved.

(Obituary and photo shared by family members)

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