Freeman M. Moore, 77, Was Teacher and Principal
Freeman M. Moore died October 1 at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan after a prolonged illness. He was 77. Mr. Moore was born March 19, 1926 in Somerville, N.J. He was a resident of Beverly Hills, Michigan and Oak Bluffs.
Mr. Moore was an educator in Ecorse public schools for 41 years. Starting as a biology teacher, he taught science and coached swimming. He served as a counselor before becoming assistant principal, a position he held for 18 years. Mr. Moore became principal of Ecorse High School around 1985, retiring in 1995. After retirement, he was named principal emeritus.
Mr. Moore received a BS degree in public health from Springfield College and a masters in public health from Columbia University. He also earned a master's degree in art education from Eastern Michigan University.
Mr. Moore was a member of the Citizens' Advisory Committee in Ecorse and a member of the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals. He traveled overseas with his students to enrich their education. He was a decorated Navy veteran, serving in the Pacific theatre during WWII. Later he was active in the civil rights movement.
Mr. Moore enjoyed fishing, landscaping his property and was very interested in genealogy.
His wife, Audrey Caroline Moore, died in 1988. He is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Mary Moore of Beverly Hills, Mich. and Bethanne Louise Moore, M.D. of Chevy Chase, Md.
The funeral service was held at the Nativity Episcopal Church in Birmingham, Mich. on October 7. Mr. Moore was interred at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Bluffs on October 9 with local arrangements by Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 18505 W. 12 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48076, Attn: Memorial Department.