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Charles Moore

February 11, 1922 — January 1, 2017

Charles “Chuck” Moore, 94, of Harrisville, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Tendercare Gaylord. Born February 11, 1922 to Thomas H. and Daisy M. (Poynter) Moore in Cleveland, Ohio, he was raised in Detroit. Chuck served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII, as an F4U (Corsair) pilot. He flew off the aircraft carrier Bedoeng Strait in the Pacific. He married Lily Pitre in 1949, and they were residents of Detroit. He was called up for the Korean War, as air photo recon. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain. Chuck returned to flying as a civilian. He built his first plane with Lil’s help on the rivets. Both enjoyed flying and the friends they made. Lil passed away in 1981, and Chuck retired shortly after from General Motors, Central Engineering in Warren. He headed to the family farm in Gustin Township and built his own runway on the property. Chuck married Mary Siebert in 1986. She helped Chuck build his second plane. Both enjoyed fly-ins and hosted a few at the farm. Mary passed away in 2003. He was blessed with two wonderful wives in his lifetime. Chuck was a longtime member of the EAA and the VFW. He is survived by his children, Charlene (Mark) Steele; Ellen (Dennis) Golec and Thomas (Geraldine) Moore, step-children, Arlene (Larry) Cirillo; James Siebert and Fred (Kim) Siebert, his grandchildren, Jennifer (Randy) Kaastra; Amy (Doug Riechle) Moore; Charles L. Moore; and April (Tom) Edwards, step-grandchildren, Jaden and Joshua Siebert, great-grandchildren, Lilianna and Spencer Kaastra, and James and Sadie Edwards, his sister, Elizabeth Lee, and two nephews, David and Matthew Lee. He was preceded in death by his sister Beatrice Deak and his step-son Wayne Siebert. Burial will be in Twin Lakes Cemetery, Lincoln, MI. A memorial service will be held in the spring. Arrangements were made through Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Charles Moore, please visit our flower store.


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