Ronald Arthur Moore of Caro, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Heritage Hill Assisted Living in Caro. Ron was born December 11, 1926 in North Branch, the son of the late Casper and Nora Moore. He enlisted with the U.S. Air Force at 17 years old in what would become a twenty-six-year career in the military. During his service, Ron saw duty in WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, the Six Day War, and the Cuban Missile Crises. After his first seventeen months of service with the Air Force, he attended Michigan State University where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering. Following his graduation, he became an officer with the U.S. Navy, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. His was primarily assigned as a pilot, flying high speed planes and bombers, but also served as a weather officer and, after graduating from military justice school in 1955, he became a Judge Advocate General. Ron retired from Naval Air Station Olathe in Kansas and remained in the state until moving to Caro in 2010. Ron was a lifelong Catholic and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Overbrook, Kansas, St. Christopher Parish in Caro, and the Caro Knights of Columbus Council 3224. He was united in marriage with the former Alma Mary Alfred on June 3, 1949 in Pensacola, Florida. Following her death in 2009, he married the former Eleanor Razmus on May 22, 2010 and cherished his second chance at love until her passing on December 8, 2019.
Left to cherish Ron’s memory are three children and their spouses, Jane & Sam Gunther of Lawrence, Kansas, Ron Jr. & Debbi Moore of Olathe, Kansas, John & Karen Moore of Clarksville, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Orva Jane Weinguartz of Michigan and Geraldine Fiero of California; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wives, Ron was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Alan Moore on February 18, 1974.
In keeping with Ron’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Lapeer, Kansas. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to A & D Hospice. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at www.RansfordCollon.com.