Ted Moore Obituary, Death – died peacefully at home on November 18, 2022, at the age of 90, following a valiant fight with melanoma. He was raised in Gastonia, North Carolina, where he was born on December 30, 1931, to the late Ernest and Roby Moore. Ted earned a BA from Duke University in 1954 and spent one-year pursuing graduate work there. Later, he completed the Executive Management Program at Harvard Business School, the MBA at the University of Miami, and the Masters in Social Service program at Boston College.

In addition to his wife Karen B. Moore, he is also survived by his children, Katherine (Michael) Moore-Mueller, Eric Moore, Leslie (Robert) Mooney, Marcus (Tracy) Buckman, and Robert Buckman; grandchildren, Adam (Jaci) Moore, Taryn (Aaron) Baek, Erica Moore, Joshua Moore, Bob Mooney, Jackie Mooney, Samantha (Greg) Rowley, Shelby Buckman, and Sydney Buckman Along with his brothers Eddie and Thomas Moore, Ted was predeceased by his parents Ernest and Roby Moore.

Ted was a 1st Lieutenant in the Army before beginning his professional career. He assisted young people in need in New Orleans in 1959. He spent 34 years working as an executive director for the United Way in Richmond, Virginia, Reading, Pennsylvania, Wilmington, Delaware, and Rochester, New York before retiring from the Southeastern United Way in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ted was constantly active and served on numerous business and civic organizations.

His life has been marked by leadership and active participation. The mayors of Reading, Pennsylvania and Rochester, New York presented Ted with citations in appreciation of his community leadership and services. Ted worked as an instructor for the National Academy of Volunteerism and served as chair of the National Issues and Market Research Committee for the United Way of America on a number of national committees.

He gained notoriety and respect across the nation for his creative solutions to social issues and fund-raising. Ted also held positions on the boards of Keuka College and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Work. He came out of retirement to spearhead the Triangle United Way’s successful merger with the independent United Ways in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. This effort served as a model for other organizations to follow.

Ted served in a number of volunteer organizations and on two town councils in Cary, North Carolina, after retiring. Ted liked forming alliances within the communities where he lived, setting objectives, and bringing about change. Ted took part actively in community life in the Highlands of Pittsford before moving back to Rochester in 2015. He presided over the Current Events gatherings, took part in the strategic planning meetings and monthly cottage gatherings, and organized a lot of social events.

He and his wife Karen took pleasure in sailing, tennis, skiing, and sailing on Sodus Bay, Lake Ontario, the Chesapeake Bay, and North Carolina’s Pamlico Sound. With family and friends, they spent a lot of time traveling to places like Florida, Virginia, Europe, Mexico, and Costa Rica. Ted improved his golf skills after moving to Cary, North Carolina, and played in and won numerous Senior Tournaments. He also loved riding his recumbent bike, and he and his son Eric participated in the Ragbrai across Iowa.

Ted, a devoted supporter, and knowledgeable alumnus, especially enjoyed watching Duke basketball and football. Ted was always reading and researching the latest technology, medical discoveries, and current events because he was so curious. Ted loved getting together with others to share common interests, tales, and experiences. He was always one to bring people together.

He once said to us, “I give them the opportunity to do so when I ask them to share their story; everyone has a story to tell about their life.” A special thank you to Joanne Tate, Kiera Peterkin, Ingrid Phillips, and Aisha Murray who helped care for Ted during his final year and gave Ted’s family a lot of support. Ted’s family cordially invites you to his Celebration of Life on Saturday, December 10 from 2-4 pm in the Community Center at the Main Building of the Highlands, 100 Hahnemann Trail in Pittsford, to share your memories and stories of Ted.

Please think about making a donation in Ted’s honor to The Alzheimer Association Rochester and Finger Lakes Region Chapter instead of sending flowers.