John Leo Moore Jr., 82

April 23, 2010
  • John Leo Moore Jr., 82

JUNE 24, 1927-APRIL 18, 2010

WILLIAMSPORT - John Leo Moore Jr., 82, of Williamsport, Md., and formerly of Severna Park, Md., died Sunday, April 18, 2010, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md.

Born June 24, 1927, in Providence, R.I., he was the son of the late John Leo Moore Sr. and Annabelle Cecelia Eastwood Moore.

He graduated high school in Pawtucket, R.I., and graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I.

He was a book editor for Congressional Quarterly in Washington, D.C., for 20 years, until retiring in 1990. He was a published author, editor and writer for National Journal, reporter for Carpenter's News Bureau, and a reporter for Pawtucket Times in Rhode Island.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the Coast Guard during the Korean War and World War II.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Halfway, Md., and St. John's Roman Catholic Church, Severna Park, Md.


He was a member of the Fossil Club of retired journalists of Washington, D.C.

He was an Eagle Scout.

Survivors include wife, Dorothy Delores Drankwicz Moore, married June 24, 1952, of Williamsport, Md.; daughter, Meredith M. Poffenberger and her husband Brian L., of Sharpsburg, Md.; son, John L. Moore III and his wife Deborah Anderson, of Catonsville, Md.; son, Christopher Moore Sr. and fiance Celia, of Severna Park, Md.; brother, Ronald D. Moore and his wife Ruth, of Cupertino, Calif.; grandchildren, Christopher Jr., Kenneth, Katherine and Annabella; and great-grandchildren, Seren and Ian.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, May 2, 2010, at 2 p.m. with Father Christopher Moore officiating at "Walk in the Woods" of Homewood of Williamsport, Md.

A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, June 19, 2010, at 10 a.m. at St. John's Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Severna Park, Md., with Father Jim Proffitt as celebrant. Interment will be in Crownsville Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville, Md., at the convenience of the family.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 415 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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