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Richard Lee Moore; Designed Reactors, Antennas

September 28, 1996

Richard Lee Moore, 78, aerospace physicist who held patents for the designs of nuclear reactors and antennas, has died at the age of 78.

Moore, who had lived for many years in Carlsbad and other areas in Southern California, died Monday in an Omaha, Neb., hospital.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Seattle, Moore earned his undergraduate degree at UCLA, where he was a track and field teammate of former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley. Moore served in the Army Air Corps as a meteorologist during World War II and remained in the service until 1950, when he retired as a lieutenant colonel.

During his career as an expert in fluid dynamics and nuclear reactor design, he worked at Los Alamos, N.M., in the aerospace industries of Southern California, and as a civilian employee of the Army. In recent years, he was a consultant for NASA at Edwards Air Force Base.

Moore is survived by his wife of five years, Virginia Steffan Moore of Carlsbad; one son, Terrill of Ithaca, N.Y.; two daughters, Robin Perrone of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Candice Fuhrman of Mill Valley, Calif.; two sisters, Janice Moore of Carson and Marilyn Hichborn of Manhattan Beach; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today at St. Michael's by the Sea Episcopal Church in Carlsbad.

The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Assn., ADA National Service Center, 1660 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314.

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