Longtime Oak Creek resident Donald "Dinty" Moore passed away May 17, 2004, at the Doak Walker Care Center.
Dinty was born in Secaucus, N.J., in 1927. He lived in his home town until his mid-40s.
In Secaucus, he was employed as the general manager of Triple M Transportation, was a member of the Secaucus Permanent Planning Board and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He served in the Army during the Korean War.
In the early 1970s, Dinty moved to the mountains of Colorado, where he started a pizza restaurant in Oak Creek. He operated Dinty Moore's Pizza for 20 years.
Dinty built his homes, working on eight during his lifetime. He knew plenty about construction and remodeling projects.
He loved to ski, often getting in as many as 100 ski days a year. He prided himself on his bird dogs, with which he hunted and fished his entire life. His last years were spent between Oak Creek and his home in Mexico. He adored Mexico and enjoyed a rich community of neighbors and friends there.
Dinty is survived by his longtime companion, Noreen Furness-Moore; his daughter, Megan Breen Moore; his sister, Mable Dubiel; and two brothers, Gerald Moore and James Moore.
Services were held May 23, 2004, at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Oak Creek. Frank Sinatra's "They Can't Take That Away From Me" was played as the reflection song -- Dinty loved "Frankie."