Robert Milton Moore, 91, passed away on July 10, 2010. Born November 13, 1918, in Pueblo, to Zella Grace (Huffman) and Martin Moore, Jr. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia and brother, Martin III. He is survived by his children, Lisa Moore of Pueblo, Steven (Martha Griffin) Moore of Boulder and Michael (Ellen Brody)Moore of Ann Arbor, MI; and by his grandchildren, Lindsay of Casablanca, Morocco, Andrew of Phoenix, AZ, Rio of Boulder, and Eric and Peter Brody-Moore of Ann Arbor, MI. Also survived by his niece, Marlene (Moore) Zitzow of Moorehead, MN; nephews, Martin Moore IV of Pueblo and William Brinton of Jacksonville, FL; and numerous other family members. Bob was devoted to his family, and especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow up later in life. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1936 and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder. Bob played on the 1938 C.U. football team and had season tickets with Virginia to Buff football games for many years. He proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II from 1941-1945. Upon returning to Pueblo, Bob joined his father as a general contractor with Martin Moore, Jr. and Son Contractors. He built custom homes and completed home remodeling throughout Pueblo for the next 48 years until his retirement at the age of 75. Many special lifelong friendships were formed through his work. Bob was a long-time member of Ascension Episcopal Church, serving on the Vestry and the Building and Grounds Commission, during which time he oversaw several remodeling projects at the church. He was a Life Member of the B.P.O. Elks and a 63-year member of Masonic Lodge #17 of Pueblo. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, July 16, 2010, Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand, with the Rev. Andrew McMullen presiding. Reception immediately following at the church. In lieu of food or flowers, the family requests that donations be made either to the church for a memorial to be decided by the family or to the Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen. Donations will be handled through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com.

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  1. Mr. Bob and Miss Virginia were so kind to a poor old southern boy so far from home. They both had a deep and abiding kindness and gentleness that I will always cherish and remember.

  2. I am really sorry to hear of the lost of your father! I know that he was well respected throughout the Pueblo area. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Call…

  3. I am saddened to hear of cousin Bob’s passing, but feel joy over his long and fruitful life. I say goodbye reluctantly to a part of my history and Pueblo’s for whom I hold such fond memories.

  4. I am so glad we had a chance to see Bob at least a couple of times in the last few years. Somehow the families lost contact after we moved from Pueblo. That would have made Grandma Minnie and Grace very sad, I suspect. Bob was a fine man. I remember being proud that he was my cousin when we were kids living in Pueblo. I am still proud he was my cousin.

  5. I seldom read the paper, much less the obituaries, but today was the rare day. And I was bit shocked at the news of Bob’s passing away. I hadn’t seen Bob in years, but just yesterday I thought about him as I was looking around for something upon which to finish off the last of some wood sealer I had. Then the old free-standing ladder came to mind that Bob had given me 16 years ago when he and Doug Miller rebuilt my house. The ladder had belonged to Bob for many years, yet “out of the blue” he just gave it to me that day. He might have been thinking that he’d clear some garage space since he’d be retiring soon. I don’t know what he was thinking when he gave me that ladder, but I was really honored by the gift. If you knew Bob, you’d know why I felt that way. Now I feel sad that it is too late to call him up to say “Hi”. But I’m going to find some more wood sealer to finish the job that I hadn’t intended to finish yesterday.

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