Edgar A. “Bud” Moore, Jr., 91 of Clearfield died on Monday, April 26, 2010 at Clearfield Hospital.
He was born on Sept. 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 Dec. 6, 1943 in Phoebus, VA,
Carol Moore Gormont and husband Jeff
Edgar ‘Buzz’ Moore III
John Moore and wife Jennifer
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 Houtzdale
Richard Moore and wife Linda Clearfield
Forty-four grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild,
and two sisters:
Barb Ruffner and husband John Buffalo, NY
Nina McCracken and husband Ward 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 Moore.
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 p.m. and on Thursday from 9-9:30 a.m.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Saint Francis Church, Endowment Fund, 212 S. Front St., Clearfield PA 16830.
To sign the online guestbook go to www.beardsleyfuneralhome.com.