Roy C. “Curt” Moore, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Mercy Medical Center of cardiac arrest.
Curt was born in Vincennes, IN on May 6, 1956 to Charles C. and Pauline (Miller) Moore. He spent his entire youth in the same house in Palestine, IL. After graduating as valedictorian of his high school class, Curt went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, IN. Curt later earned his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from The University of Iowa. He enjoyed tinkering with radios, and had an Amateur Radio License most of his life. Curt was delighted when he was offered a position in Government Systems at Rockwell-Collins, now Collins Aerospace. Curt worked on many different programs as an EE, and grew to be a very effective Technical Project Manager.
Curt’s 33 years of working for Collins brought many experiences he may not have had if he’d worked elsewhere. He had the opportunity to work in Melbourne, Australia for 3 months for one program. While working on teams with others Curt obtained 5 patents. In 2008 Curt was the Corporate Winner of the Rockwell-Collins Engineer of the Year award.
On September 18, 1982, Curt married Pamela J. Clevenger at Trinity United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids. Together they enjoyed traveling, whether in a cabin on Lake Superior’s North Shore, a resort in Hawaii, or a tent at a Wisconsin State Park. Their “kids” consisted of a vast assortment of dogs, cats, and even a domestic rat. Curt particularly liked Pugs, and grew to really get a kick out of the antics of cats. He leaves behind 1 Pug dog, 1 Ragdoll and 3 Siamese cats.
Curt loved photography, particularly taking photos of nature. He was often a participant in The Gazette’s Fall Call of the Colors publications. Whenever Curt went on vacation he always had his camera present. In retirement one of Curt’s favorite activities was having lunch every Wednesday with former co-workers Don, Jim, and Jerry.
Preceding Curt in death are his parents, his father-in-law Paul Ferguson, his sister and brother-in-law Charlotte and Clarence Miller, and brother-in-law Bob Clevenger.
He is survived by his wife Pam, his mother-in-law JoAnn Ferguson, sister-in-law Amanda Clevenger, 5 nephews and 2 nieces, and several cousins, as well as a host of very dear friends. A Celebration of Life will take place in May.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Iowa Raptor Project, (Macbride Nature Recreation Area, 2095 Mehaffey Bridge Rd. NE, Solon, IA 52333), or Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine (Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital, Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center, 1809 S. Riverside Drive, Ames, IA 50011), or a charity of your choice.