Edgar A. "Bud" Moore, Jr., 91 of Clearfield died
on Monday, April 26, 2010 at Clearfield Hospital.
He was born on September 22, 1918 in Clearfield, a son of the
late Edgar A. Sr. and Margaret (Barry) Moore.
Besides being a musician and entertainer all of his life, Mr. Moore
took over the family plastering business, "Moore Brothers Plastering"
from his father. Later, he worked as an Operator for the Pennsylvania
Department of Transportation and then retired as a union
representative for the AFSCME Union. Since faith was very important to
Mr. Moore, he promoted it through his radio program,
"Cells of Christ" which aired for 30 years. He also
founded the annual Clearfield Rosary March and was the founder of
the "American Folk Musicians" music union that is still
in existence today with state headquarters in Connecticut.
During the 1950's, he hosted his own music TV show which aired
on the WFBG Altoona station. Along with his television career,
he and his band, "Bud Moore and His Hillsdale Hillbillies"
held nearly 1, 000 broadcasts over numerous radio stations in Pennsylvania
and New York.
Along with his sons' band, the Moore Brothers, and his band the
Hillsdale Hillbillies, he entertained audiences for over 75 years
throughout Pennsylvania and surrounding states.
Mr. Moore was an Eagle Scout and belonged to one of the few mounted
scout troops in the world. He graduated as salutatorian
from St. Francis School, class of 1935.
He also served in World War II as a 1st Lieutenant with the US Army
and prior to that served three years in the National Guard
He is survived by his wife Caroline F. (Marcella) Moore, whom
he wed December 6, 1943 in Phoebus, VA; fourteen children,
Carol Moore Gormont and husband Jeff, Edgar 'Buzz' Moore III,
Robert Moore, James Moore, John Moore and wife Jennifer, Thomas Moore,
William Moore, Joseph Moore, Anne Moore Coulter and husband
Albert, Margaret "Peggy" Moore Wooster and husband Mark,
Michael Moore and wife Janie, Patrick Moore and wife Tonya
all of Clearfield, Teresa Moore Gormont and husband Richard
of Houtzdale and Richard Moore and wife Linda of Clearfield;
forty four grandchildren, forty eight great grandchildren,
one great, great grandchild; and two sisters, Barb Ruffner
and husband John of Buffalo, NY and Nina McCracken and
husband Ward of Woodland.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a
son Barry Moore, four brothers Bob, Danny, Jerome and Barry Moore,
and four sisters Maxine Broad, Phyllis Schnarrs, Rosalie Brown, and Margaret
Mass of Christian Burial will be said at St. Francis Catholic Church,
Clearfield on Thursday at 10:00 A.M. with
Msgr. Henry L. Krebs as celebrant. Interment will follow in the
Calvary Cemetery, Clearfield.
Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the members
of the Clearfield American Legion and VFW Posts' Honor Guard.
Friends will be received at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home,
Clearfield on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM and on Thursday from 9-9:30 AM.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Saint
Francis Church, Endowment Fund, 212 S. Front St., Clearfield PA 16830.
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