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 Cecil Ray Moore
Major General, United States Army

ARUNDEL, Maine, January 10, 1982 – Major General Cecil R. Moore of the Army, who was Chief Engineer of the European Theater of Operations in World War II and served on General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s staff, died Saturday in his home here. General Moore was 88 years old.

General Moore served in the Army for 30 years, retiring in 1946.  He then became head engineer in the Aviation Department of the City of Baltimore.  The department was responsible for the construction of Friendship International Airport, now known as Baltimore and Washington International Airport.

General Moore retired and came to Maine in 1959, where be became an authority on birds, wildlife, grass and moss.

His wife, Esther W. Moore, died in 1976.  He leaves a son, Michael W. Moore of Manchester, Massachusetts; a daughter, Judith W. Moore of San Raphael, California, and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 A.M. Tuesday at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Kennebunk.  Internment will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

CR Moore Gravesite PHOTO November 2009
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, November 2009

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Posted: 10 December 2007 Updated: 2 November 2009