MOORE, CHAON, FREY


[Marin County Obit Board]


Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 16:03:35 :

Independent Journal
Tuesday, March 4, 1958
Page 2

Adm. Moore Dies; Headed Net Depot

Retired Vice Adm. Ralph S. Moore of Terra Linda, one time commander of the Tiburon Navy Net Depot, died yesterday in the San Francisco Naval Dispensary of a heart attack. He was 61.

Admiral Moore left the floor of t he San Francisco Stock Exchange, complaining of a chest pain, and drove to the dispensary, where he died.

Moore, who resided at 1016 Las Gallinas avenue, retired from the Navy in December 1956, after 37 years’ service. Since leaving the Navy, he had been associated with A. G. Becker and Co., San Francisco stock and bond brokers.

He was commander of Mine Division 3 of the Pacific Fleet during World War II and commanded the Tiburon Navy Net Depot in 1947-49. He was a former member of the Board of Decorations and Medals in Washington.

Admiral Moore was awarded the Legion of Merit with combat “V” for his service as commander of a task group in action at Saipan and Tinian in the summer of 1944. He received the Gold Star for service as minesweeping officer in fleet operations against Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Myrtle Moore, and by a daughter, Mrs. Audrey Chaon and a son, Ralph S. Moore Jr., of San Rafael. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Nina Frey of New Hampshire and his mother, Mrs. Minnie Moore of New York City.

Funeral services will be at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at Keaton’s Mortuary in San Rafael. Interment will be in Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno.

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A Death Notice on the same page adds that he was born in Massachusetts.



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