Moore, William Milton

William Milton Moore Ph.D., 87, of Farmington, beloved husband of Elizabeth “Kitty” (Henry) Moore, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 22nd. Born May 19, 1926 in Cleveland, TN, he was the son of the late Watt and Sallie (Bryan) Moore. He was a United States Navy veteran. Dr. Moore was a graduate of Bradley High School, Class of 1944, received his B.S. from Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, Class of 1948, majoring in Health and Physical Education, received his M.S. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Class of 1949, majoring in Physical Education and received his Ph.D. in Physical Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Class of 1954. Dr. Moore began his career as the Director of Athletics, Head Football Coach and Head Basketball Coach at Shepherd College in West Virginia from 1951-1953, then became the Director, Division of Health and Physical Education at Central Connecticut State University from 1962-1983, where he was Director of Athletics from 1962-1983, Head Football Coach from 1959-1961 and Head Basketball Coach from 1953-1959. In January of 1983, he became the Director of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation at the University of Albany, State University of New York until 1993. From January 1994-June 2000, Dr. Moore was the Commissioner of the New England Collegiate Conference and from September 1, 1999 until his retirement in March of 2008, he was the Commissioner of the Little East Conference. Dr. Moore was inducted into the NACDA Director of Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008 and was also the proud receipient of the Gold Key Award from the Sports Writers Association from the State of Connecticut. He was an active member of the First Church of Christ, Congregational in Farmington. Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Dr. Douglas Moore of Medford, NJ, his two granddaughters, Hayley Reynolds Moore and Heather Emily Moore, and a nephew Ben C. Moore of Cleveland, TN. He was predeceased by his son, William Craig Moore, his brother, Joe S. Moore and his sisters, Irene Moore Renner, Hattie Moore Ledbetter and Ruth Moore Tallent. Memorial services will be held at a place and a date to be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to the Moore Family Fund, CCSU Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 612, New Britain, CT 06050-0612. Moore, Dr. William

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Moore Family Fund, CCSU Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 612, New Britain, CT 06050-0612.

5 Responses to 'Moore, William Milton'

  1. Jim Mossuto says:

    I first met Dr. Moore when I was dating Elaine Cleary, one of your Farmington neighbors, years back. He was one of those men you remember for all the right reasons. Now, over forty years later, his kind words continue to live on.

  2. Stephanie Riefe says:

    Hi Mrs. Moore and Doug. I am so sorry for your loss. I found out only recently. Mr. Moore had such a wonderful laugh and was such a nice person. It has been years since I saw any of you, but I remember him, and all of you, fondly.

  3. Ray Brodeur says:

    Hi Kitty and Family,
    Bill was my faculty advisor while at TCC/CCSC. He was instrumental in helping me get a teaching assistantship and my MS in Physical Education at the University of Colorado. I owe a lot to him for his encouragement and support. He was one of the nicest guys I have ever met. He will be missed. Will be unable to attend the memorial service due to being 1,200 miles away on February 1. My condolences to each of you. Ray Brodeur, Class of 1961.

  4. Gary Semplice says:

    So very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing him at the Silo restaurant, and more recently, at Confetti. We would always joke a lot, and of course, about his ‘love of broccoli’.
    My deepest sympathy to the family.

    Gary(waiter at Confetti restaurant)

  5. Janet & Ray Sola says:

    It seems like only yesterday when “Doc” and Kitty were at Central enjoying the day with alumni. His smile will always stay with us in our thoughts of him. It was indeed a privilege to know him during our undergraduate days and through the years following. We send our prayers for him and your family. God Bless Janet & Ray Sola & Family

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