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Henry Blandy Moore

August 17, 1923 January 26, 2013
Henry Blandy Moore
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Obituary for Henry Blandy Moore

Henry Blandy Moore of Novi was born on August 17, 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts to Ernest Raymond and Marjorie (nee: Wood) Moore. He passed away January 26, 2013 at the age of 89.

Henry is the beloved husband of 58 years to Betty (nee: Hammermeister) Moore. Loving father of Leslie Moore Pflug (Bryan), James B. Moore (Judy), and Jennifer Moore Dobring (Raymond); He is also survived by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mr. Moore attended public schools in Arlington, MA and completed his high school education graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire in 1941. He went on to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) earning a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1944. While at MIT he enrolled in the U.S. Navy V-12 Program. After leaving MIT, he went to Columbia University to attend midshipmen training and was commissioned as an Ensign in 1945. He underwent further training to qualify as a radar and electronic officer. WWII ended but upon completion of the electronic training he was assigned to the USS Chicago, a heavy cruiser based in Yokosuka, Japan. The Chicago was the US Flagship in the Japanese waters. On the Chicago, he sailed throughout the Japanese islands with stops at many ports, including Nagasaki. He remained in Japan until January, 1947 when the Chicago sailed for the US port of Bremerton, WA to be converted into a guided missile cruiser. He was discharged on June 11, 1947 and joined the Naval Reserve. He remained in the reserve until 1959 and was not called back during the Korean War.

Upon leaving the Navy, Henry returned to Massachusetts and worked at MIT in Industrial research. Later he went to the Univeristy of Michigan in Ann Arbor to obtain an MA in physics. He worked for Chrysler from 1950 to 1962 in the research department designing test procedures for brakes and other components. In 1962 he joined Williams Research Corporation (now Williams International) where he worked until his retirement in 1991.

A memorial service and military honors will take place at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer 1800 West Maple Rd. Birmingham, Friday, March 1st at 11 AM. Memorials to Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Music Ministry appreciated.

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