Clarence Edward (Ed) Moore

November 8, 1929 ~ July 27, 2022 (age 92)


Clarence Edward (Ed) Moore, Captain USN, RET passed away peacefully at home in the company of his family on July 27. Ed was born in Coon Rapids, Iowa to his parents Agnes and Hobart Moore. When he was 19, Ed was given the opportunity to attend the United States Naval Academy.  

Ed’s career with the Navy spanned over 21 years and included serving as a nuclear submarine captain who earned the Distinguished Service Medal during the Cold War when his submarine, the USS Halibut (SSGN-587) played a key role in recovering a sunken Russian submarine.  Ed always credited his Naval career for the bulk of his nearest and dearest friends.

Upon his retirement from the Navy, Ed worked with the Department of Energy and continued to use his Nuclear Engineering talents at the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) until he retired in 1994.

When he wasn’t working, Ed had a passion for traveling, making stained glass artwork, and playing golf. 

Ed will be remembered fondly as a humble man of great integrity and honor.  His love for his Country, the Navy, his crew, his friends, coworkers, and especially his family and his Creator knew no bounds.  He did so much for so many and expected nothing in return.  His unconditional love is something we will all strive to emulate.  We will always be grateful for the legacy he left behind and the life we shared with him.

Ed was predeceased in death by his father Hobart Moore, mother Agnes Glenn, brother Charles Moore, and sister Helen Wheeler.   Ed is survived by his loving wife, Scyrina and their devoted daughters: Kimberly Sommers, Lynda (Jeff) Malka, Susan (Bob) Wise.  He is also survived by nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, his brother in law, Gary,  sister in law, Connie, twelve nieces and six nephews all of whom he loved dearly and “Moore”.


The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund in the name of this fine man.







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