|The Star Democrat, Easton, Maryland - Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Rupert (Mickey) Moure passed peacefully on August 5, 2013. A teacher and
federal executive, he was always an artist. Raised in Hell's Kitchen, he attended the NY
School of Industrial Art, where his passion for art and design was ignited. A
veteran of World War II, he spent two years in New Guinea and returned to Maryland, where
he worked in his brother's wood shop. He attended George Washington University and
Corcoran School of Art, and went on to become a noted art teacher at both Washington and
Lee and Wakefield High Schools in Arlington County, Virginia. He described teaching
as "the most gratifying and stimulating work of my lifetime." After
several years, he joined the Federal Civil Service. During his 24 years in the
Public Health Service, he held a number of responsible positions, including training
officer, associate commissioner for administration (FDA), and in the Office of the
Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services, the
position of executive officer of the U.S. Public Health Service under President Ford.
He received the most prestigious awards and honors but never abandoned his creative
pursuits as he continued painting and furniture design/ construction. (Some of his
works can be found in the publication "The Custom Furniture Source Book: A Guide to
125 Craftsmen.") His greatest passions were teaching, art and the Spanish
language, which he maintained through his lifetime. His logo was Don Quixote, chosen
as a salute to his Spanish heritage, which served as a reminder to continue to persevere.
A loving family man, he leaves behind his wife Carla, seven daughters, 17
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, at the St. Elizabeth's Roman Catholic Church on
First Street in Denton, Maryland. Friends may visit with the family from 6 until 8
on Wednesday evening at the Moore Funeral Home, P.A., 12 South Second Street in Denton.
The interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Greensboro, Maryland. For online
condolences, please go to www.moorefuneralhomepa.com.