Hugh W. Moore, 79, passed away peacefully on Aug. 7, 2014, surrounded by family and friends in Wenatchee.
Born in Seattle on June 6, 1935, Hugh grew up on Capitol Hill and attended St. Pat’s, St. Joe’s, and Seattle Prep before graduating from Garfield High School in 1953.
He was a sports fanatic. He loved the Seahawks, Mariners and Huskies and was an epic storyteller. He loved to tell jokes, oftentimes the same joke multiple times. He always had a smile on his face and you always knew he was in the room.
Hugh was a sales representative for Safeco Insurance for 18 years before moving to Winthrop in 1972, where he owned and operated Sam’s Place Restaurant and Bar until his retirement. Following his retirement, he and his wife, Jan, split time between Wenatchee and Maui so they could be close to their daughter Lori. Jan passed away in 2011.
He was a dedicated Starbucks customer, where he met his buddies every morning. Many of them came to see him in his final days. He was a car buff and treasured his 1975 Corvette.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Moore, son Craig Moore, and daughter Renee Moore.
He is survived by his wonderful daughter Lori Jan Moore of Lahaina, Hawaii; sisters Lynn Olson of Chelan and Barbara Petzold of Lake Sammamish; and brother Michael Moore (Marnell) of Manhattan Beach, California. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Cory Moore and Jason Moore of Mansfield, Washington, Kayla Hipol of Maple Valley, Washington, Jessica Moore of Twisp, and Tihani Moore of Lahaina, Hawaii. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be at the Lake Chelan Eagles in Chelan on Saturday (Aug. 23) from 2 – 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Aero Methow Rescue in Twisp.