Aug. 14, 1931 — March 2, 2013
A Memorial Service is planned for Wednesday, March 27, for Patrick Jay Moore of Patterson, who died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.
Mr. Moore, 81, was born Aug.14, 1931 in Oakland and was a resident of Patterson for 58 years. He moved with his family at a young age to Southern California where he grew up in Long Beach and Redondo Beach. Mr. Moore graduated from Redondo Beach High School class of 1950. After high school he attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, graduating in 1954 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Crop Science. Mr. Moore was active at Cal Poly, he was class president one year and played on the tennis team. Over the years, Mr. Moore would attend the annual Cal Poly picnics.
In 1954 he started in Seed Sales and Agricultural Chemicals as an Agricultural Pest Control Adviser (PCA). Over the years, he was well known and respected as a PCA on the West Side. He was a long time member of the Federated Methodist-Presbyterian Church of Patterson.
Mr. Moore is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Bonnie Moore of Patterson; son, Kevin Moore; daughters, Patricia Poot, Susan Frias and her husband, Fred, all of Patterson; brother, Joe Moore of San Marcos; sister, Jane Nipp of Southerland, Oregon; grandsons, Pat Vankirk of Hickman, Matt Vankirk and his wife, Kathy of Fresno, Brandon Poot, stationed in South Korea and granddaughter, Brittany Kuhn and her husband, Kyle of Patterson. Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Moore and Helen Campbell, brother, John “Bud” Moore, and his son, Steven Vankirk.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, at the Federated Church in Patterson. Burial will follow at Patterson District Cemetery, 10800 Highway 33, Patterson.
Instead of flowers memorial contributions in Mr. Moore’s name may be sent to Horticulture & Crop Science Department, C/O Cal Poly, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 (Memory of Patrick Jay Moore).
Hillview Funeral Chapel, 450 W. Las Palmas Ave., Patterson, is handling the arrangements.