Wakefield Faculty/Staff Deceased: In Memoriam

Rupert M. Mouré
b:      d: 8/5/2013

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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.

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