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Charles K. Moore
MIDDLETOWN - Capt. Charles Kittelle Moore USN (ret.),

of Middletown, RI.
Capt. Moore, known throughout his life as Tim, was the husband of Catharine Jeffers Moore. Born in Vallejo, CA on March 3rd, 1923, he was the son of RADM Charles J. Moore and Anna Louise Kittelle Moore. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1944, class of 1945, and was the fifth consecutive generation to graduate from that institution. His great-great- grandfather, Henry Hayes Lockwood, played a key role in founding the Academy in 1845. His great-grandfather Charles Sigsbee was the captain of the Battleship Maine when it was blown up in Havana Harbor, Cuba. He was also a graduate of George Washington University, the Armed Forces Staff College and the Naval War College. During WWII, Capt. Moore served in the destroyer Remey through six campaigns/engagements in the Central/Western Pacific. After the war, he was on the commissioning crew of the destroyer Forrest Royal, following which he commanded USS PC 1263, operating out of Key West. A tour of duty at Fleet Sonar School, San Diego, led to a three-year tour with the Royal Navy at the Joint Anti-Submarine School, HMS Sea Eagle, Londonderry, Northern Ireland. He returned to sea as executive officer of the destroyer Bache at Norfolk, VA and then took command of DE Francis M. Robinson at Key West. Following duty as project officer at Anti-Submarine Development Detachment, Key West, he commanded the destroyer Gainard out of Newport, RI and then served as executive officer of the missile cruiser Oklahoma City, flagship of the 7th fleet home-ported in Japan. A tour in Washington, DC followed at the Office of the Manager, ASW Systems Project. Subsequent tours at sea included command of fleet oiler Nantahala and Commander, Destroyer Squadron 10 both deployed out of Newport, RI. The Squadron was cited for a meritorious unit commendation by Commander 6th Fleet. In 1974, he completed his career with the Navy holding the Arleigh Burke Military Chair of Surface Strike Warfare serving on the faculty of the Naval War College. After retiring from the Navy, Capt. Moore became owner/manager of Newport Plant and Garden, a garden supply shop on Newportís Bellevue Avenue. He was an active member of the Newport Professional Gardenersí Association, serving as secretary for many years. After dissolving his garden business in 1986, Moore expanded his interest in art, working in pastels and watercolors and in 1990 became a founding member of an artistsí cooperative, Spring Bull Gallery, where in addition to painting and exhibiting, he served the group as treasurer. He was a member of the Newport Artistsí Guild and the Newport Art Museum. In addition to painting, Moore had a deep interest in choral music and was a long time member of the Newport Navy Choristers. Concurrently he was a member of Trinity Church Choir in Newport and served that historic church as vestryman and senior warden. For many years, he was active in amateur theater and was a member of the Barn Theater in Key West and the Little Creek Players in Virginia. In 1983, Capt. Moore assisted in the establishment in Providence of A New Leaf, a non-profit endeavor providing employment to adults with psychiatric disabilities working towards competitive employment, and served as secretary to the Board for 15 years. A long-time board member of the Friends of the Norman Bird Sanctuary, he served that group as secretary. He was also a member of Quindecim, the Victorian Military Society, Middletown and Newport Historical Societies, the Preservation Society of Newport County and the Naval Academy Alumni Association.
Besides his wife Catherine Jeffers, he leaves a daughter Rebecca Lougee and her husband Larry of New Hampton, NH; three sons, Charles Jeffers Moore and his wife Meryl of Portsmouth RI; Timothy K. Moore and his wife Mary Howard of Cambridge, MA; LCDR Adam J. Moore USN (ret) and his wife Lynn of Kalaheo, HI, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a son, Mark Whitley Moore in 1986.
A memorial service in his memory will be held on Friday, February 24, 2012, at 11 a.m., in Trinity Church, One Queen Anne Square, Newport, RI. Burial with military honors will follow at Trinity Cemetery, East Main Road, Portsmouth.
Donations in his memory can be made to Trinity Church, One Queen Anne Square, Newport, RI 02840, or the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, RI 02842.
Information, directions and condolences are available at www.memorialfuneralhome.com.

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