Richard Hoyle Moore, a retired insurance company manager and decorated World War II veteran, died of pulmonary failure Jan. 23 at his Lutherville home. He was 79.
Mr. Moore was born and raised in Doylestown, Pa., and graduated in 1941 from Doylestown High School. He enrolled at Temple University, but cut short his studies when he enlisted in the Army in 1942.
He served with the 3rd Army under Gen. George S. Patton Jr. in Europe. A member of an artillery battery,he fought in the Battle of the Bulge and in the Rhineland campaign. He attained the rank of lieutenant, and was decorated with three Bronze Stars.
After the war, Mr. Moore resumed his college studies at Temple before transferring to the University of Denver, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1949.
He began a 32-year career with the Insurance Company of North America in 1950, selling insurance in Buffalo, N.Y. In 1962, he was transferred to Baltimore and managed the company's fire insurance department. He retired in 1982.
An avid sailor, Mr. Moore and his family sailed the Chesapeake Bay for years aboard the Albatross, a three-quarter-scale skipjack.
Private services will be held in the spring at Arlington National Cemetery.
Mr. Moore is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Helen Joyce Hofmann; a son, Jonathan H. Moore of Sarasota, Fla.; three daughters, Melissa J. Moore-Boyle of Oak Park, Calif., Kristina L. Moore of Wakefield, R.I., and Alison K. Moore-Ferrer of Baltimore; a brother, John S. Moore of Warminster, Pa.; and seven grandchildren.