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Clifford O. Moore, 96, of Rockford, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Born on May 25, 1922, in Des Moines, IA, son of Mildred and Clifford Moore. Graduated from East High School, Des Moines. Served 3 years in European theater of Operations during WWII. He attended Cornell College. Clifford married former Barbara Huffman October 16, 1948 in 2nd Congregational Church, Rockford. She predeceased him on January 10, 2018. He earned his Bachelor's degree at Drake University and Masters at University of Illinois. Clifford was a teacher and coach in Lakeview, Iowa, Roosevelt Jr. High and John F. Kennedy Middle School, retiring in 1984 after 34 years. Over 60 year member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where he was a Deacon, Elder, choir member and Men's Bible Study.
Survivors include his son, David (Cathy) Moore of Rockford; daughter Jane (Jim) Nolting of Rockford; and three grandsons, Michael, Stephen, and Nicholas Moore. Also predeceased by his parents; and sister.
Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2018 in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2821 N. Bell School Rd, Rockford with Reverend Gretchen Hammeke officiating. Private Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Rockford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Condolences & Shared Memories (10)

  1. Victoria Borowski Crittenden

    Jane, Dale and I sending our best to you and your family. Hugs

  2. Ted Griggs

    Mr. Moore was my football coach and gym teacher at Roosevelt. We all liked him. He was fair and straightforward, with a sense of humor. Long before concussions were a big subject in football, I had a severe one during practice, at Roosevelt. Coach Moore recognized it and sent me back to the locker room, though I would have stayed on the field if I had a choice. He was a good man, and even as junior high students, we all knew it.

  3. Bert Swinney

    my prayers are with you and family . he lived a good and long life

  4. Rev.Karen Gerhard-Conner

    John and I are so very sorry to learn of Cliff's death. Your mother and your father are greatly missed at Westminster. I will always cherish their memory. Your father's WWII service is quite a story. We are grateful for his sacrifices. May God sustain you as you mourn his passing.

  5. Deb Nau (Debbie Johnson)

    So sorry for your loss Jane. I never realized your Dad was a teacher. Your Mom and my Mom used to play on the same golf league. Remembering you Fairview friend during this difficult time.

  6. Jim and Marty Smith

    Dear Jane and David, Jim and I are out of town and so sorry that we will not be able to attend your Dad's service. Please know that we are thinking of you and wish that we could tell you in person how special your Dad was. We share many memories of both your Dad and Mom

  7. Bob Edwards

    It was my blessing to be a fellow teacher with Cliff at Roosevelt and Kennedy in the 1960's. He was a highly respected and effective educator. Clifford helped at our orchard on weekends for several years and we became good friends of both Barb and Cliff. They have left a great legacy of lives well served. I will dearly miss them.

  8. Larry Vogeler

    David and Jane...sorry for your loss...we go back to the 1960s...

  9. Gary Heideman

    I worked with Cliff for several years at Kennedy Middle School. He was a wonderful model for all of us who were young teachers. He was a great teacher who cared about the kids and other faculty. He was always positive about life, family and teaching.

  10. Joan (Clausen) Hynes

    David, Kathy, and boys, thanks to Facebook and to Stephen's messages, I just read about David's father passing. I am sending my heartfelt prayers and sympathy to all of you. It looks like David's mom just passed away earlier this year as well. So it looks like that's a double whammy. God bless you all and take care of all of you!


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