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Roger’s joy in service lives on in Robin. Losing both parents in a few years is so hard. May you have peace and comfort in loving memories
It was my honor to take care of such a wonderful man God bless his family and friends at this time I will never forget you mr. Rodger Moore
Roger Dicks Moore
Roger Dicks Moore, age 96 of Amelia Island, FL, passed away peacefully at his home on December 31, 2021.
Born on February 9, 1925, to Howard Moore and Doris Dicks Moore. He was a proud native of Kenmore, New York, and happy resident of Amelia Island, FL.
A natural athlete, Roger lettered in three sports (football, basketball, and track) at his alma mater, Kenmore West, and was president of his class. As soon as he graduated, Roger enlisted in the Navy to fight in World War II. If you knew Roger, you know he was always slender, so, the night before he enlisted, he ate bananas so that he would weigh enough to be accepted into the Navy!
During World War II, Roger volunteered for “prolonged and hazardous duty” behind enemy lines in China as a member of the Navy’s Sino-American Cooperative Association (SACO). While there, he was trained as a photographer, and photography became a life-long passion of his.
As a GI, he attended University of Rochester where he played football and received his Bachelor’s Degree. He married his first wife, Mary Adams Moore, and began his career as a civil engineer. He eventually started his own company, Nichols, Long, and Moore, with his colleagues, and was responsible for the construction of many highways and bridges in western New York.
Roger and his second wife, Edith Doerr Moore, moved to Amelia Island during their retirement years where he enjoyed his involvement with the Plantation Chapel, the Island Art Association, and the production of his “Arfie” picture books.
Roger always believed in giving back to his community. He served as a school board member and as president of his neighborhood association in New York and was very active with the Island Art Association on Amelia. He and his co-author, Ron Kurtz, also made many visits to local schools to share their “Arfie” books.
The family would like to thank his loving aides, Judy and Cetaya, as well as his devoted friend, Dana McCoy.
Roger was predeceased by his daughter, Judy Moore Ross, and by both of his wives. He is survived by his son, Greg Moore, his daughter, Robin Moore Benoit (Gene), his son-in-law, Joel Ross (Janet), seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and his good friend, Shirley Grover.
A memorial service will be held in February. In Roger’s memory, donations may be made to the Nassau Humane Society, 639 Airport Road, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034, where Roger adopted his cat, Jodie.