Thursday, September 1, 2011

D. J. "Dinty" Moore

D. J. "Dinty" Moore, who served as ASHRAE Puget Sound Chapter President in 1964, passed away August 23, 2011.

The following obituary appeared in The Seattle Times on August 27:

D.J. "Dinty" MOORE Dinty Moore passed away peacefully August 23, 2011. He was85 years old. Dinty was born April 6, 1926, on a ranch in Bozeman, Montana, overlooking the Gallatin Valley. He received the nickname 'Dinty' from a ranch hand when he was a child and could always be heard telling people that the real 'Dinty Moore Beef Stew' had horsemeat in it. Dinty graduated from Montana State College with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He married his college sweetheart, Nancy, in 1948 and was happily married for 50 years until she passed away in 1998 from diabetes. He spent the past 13 years missing her terribly. Determined that he did not like 'putting lines on paper' as an engineer, Dinty (a natural born salesman) founded D.J. Moore, Inc. in 1961. He spent 30 years building the business before gladly turning it over to his son so that he and his beloved Nancy could travel. He was a former president of the local chapter of ASHRAE and active in various United Methodist Churches in the Renton area. Dinty was a talented Euphonium player who played many years in the Renton City Band. He was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and active in Boy Scouts. He was a Lieutenant in the Navy. Most importantly, Dinty was a devoted and loving husband, proud parent, and selfless supporter of family. He is survived by his son and daughter, and their families: Randy and Shawn Moore and their sons Bryant, Kyle, and Tyler; Marilyn and Kerry Bunday and their children Eric, Susie, and Shelley. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren. He was much loved and is already missed. Dinty was a good, honest and caring man who had a wonderful 85 years full of life. His family thanks the staff and his friends at Lakeshore Retirement Center in Renton and is grateful for the loving care provided him by For Seniors Sake adult family home in Shoreline.

Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO BOX 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, a charity near to his heart.
A graveside service to be held at a later date.

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