Deacon Richard R. “Dick” Moore, of Wentzville, MO, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2022, at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Diane Marie Moore; devoted father of Mary Catherine (John) Meyer, Brian Patrick (Michelle) Moore, Melissa Rose (Bradley) Ewing and Ann Marie (John) Siesener ; loving grandfather of Brian Joseph, Michael Patrick, Matthew Clayton, Jacob Michael, Andrew Richard, Lindsey Dianna, Louis Martin, Leo Alan, dear brother of Denise Mary (Matthew) Stack and Rhonda Elaine (James) Games and brother-in-law of Rose Marie Paliotta , Kathleen Marie (Stanley) Langevin, Margaret Mary (Joseph) LaGrotta and Marie Therese (Lloyd) DeWald; beloved uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend to many.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Garland Moore and Joan Moore-Schoen, his sister, Lisa Marie Moore and his sister-in-law, Mary Ann DeClue.
Dick accomplished many things throughout his life. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. While serving in the army, he was a firefighter for West Point Fire Department in New York. He would later go on to Community Fire Protection District, Webster Groves Fire Department and Lake Saint Louis Fire Protection District. Dick also served as a chaplain for O’Fallon Fire Protection District, St. Louis Fire Department, St. Louis International Airport, Lake Saint Louis Fire Protection District and Wentzville Fire Protection District.
Dick was a Fire Sales Representative for the Leo M. Ellebracht Company beginning in 1968 until he retired in 2012. Dick was ordained by Archbishop Raymond Burke as a Permanent Deacon of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri in 2004. He was a member of St. Gianna Catholic Church and formerly of St. Patrick Catholic Church Wentzville where he served as a Deacon for both parishes. He went on to retire as a Deacon on December 01, 2017.
Dick was a member of many organizations, including Knights of Columbus St. Gianna Catholic Church council #14561 and Immaculate Conception Dardenne Catholic Church council #2273 and Missouri Mules. Following his retirement, he enjoyed being a greeter at Sam’s Club in Wentzville, MO.
Dick was devoted and loving to his family; they meant everything to him. He willingly gave up his time and self to help others whenever he could. He was a selfless, kind and caring man. Dick was a true servant to God and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Memorials may be made in Deacon Dick’s name to St Vincent de Paul, St Patrick Catholic Church Wentzville, Mo. or Backstoppers.