Terence E. Moore, M.D., 68, longtime physician who practiced medicine in Ford City, died on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at Forbes Hospital in Pittsburgh after a long illness.
He was born on March 23,1954 at Armstrong County Hospital (where he would later practice medicine) to the late Dr. James P. and Dorothy R. (Woodring) Moore. For many years he and his father practiced medicine together in Ford City.
Terry Moore was a graduate of St. Mary’s School in Ford City and then continued his education at the Kiski School in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania where he was graduated in 1972. From there he proceeded to St. Vincent College in Latrobe where he received his bachelor’s degree and then went on to graduate from the Lewis Katz Medical School at Temple University in Philadelphia. He would later become active in alumni activities at both Kiski and St. Vincent, including serving as a member of Kiski’s Board of Visitors. One of his great career loves before entering medical school was driving an ambulance in Latrobe. The stories he enjoyed telling were witty episodes of his experiences.
He is survived by his brothers: the Honorable James P. Moore, Jr. (Carlos) of Washington, D.C., and Gregory S. Moore (Jennifer) of St. Simon Island, Georgia.
He thoroughly loved medicine and his medical practice and enjoyed traveling with close friends in the United States and around the world. Along with his brother Greg, he loved animals and was known for his collection of rabbits, ducks, and exotic birds. To visit his home was to hear the sounds of happy, well-fed animals just outside its walls, which he loved to show to giggling, visiting children.
Of particular joy to him was his nephew, Daniel Patrick Moore, whose athleticism, particularly in tennis, and thoughtfulness towards others was a source of pride.
He also was known by his family and friends for his sense of humor and his sharp wit. As a recent resident of the Brookdale Senior Living in Latrobe, he came to know and greet most of the residents by first name, which led to his being called “the mayor of Brookdale”. He is a soul who will not soon be forgotten.
Family and friends will be welcomed from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m., Friday, at Welch Funeral Service, LLC, 1032 Fourth Ave., Ford City. Prayers of transfer will be offered at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., at Christ, Prince of Peace Church, Ford City, with The Very Rev. Eric J. Dinga, V.F., as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Kiski School, 1888 Brett Lane, Saltsburg, PA 15681. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.welchfh.com.
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