Thomas ” Tom” Elvie Moore, of Orange, passed away March 5, at his home in Orange, at the age of 73.
Tom was born Nov. 9, 1942 in Shreveport, La., to Winnie Belle (Finley) and Julius R. Moore. He grew up in the Orange area prior to joining the USMC and has been back in Orange for two years, after living in Lake Forest in Orange County, Ca. for 30 years. He had worked for Pitney-Bowes as a Field Service Engineer for many years, but was proudest of his time spent in the US Marine Corps for over 20 years retiring as a Gunnery Sergeant. He spent two tours during the Vietnam War and another one during Desert Storm. Tom enjoyed playing golf, camping, whitewater canoeing, reading and spending time with his animals. He also loved spending time with his grandkids and spoiling his wife. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend who loved spending time with his family and will be dearly missed.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents.
Tom  is survived by his wife of 13 years, Debra Jean Robinson Moore; daughter, Shanon Romiti and husband, Matt and grandchildren, Katie, Sophia and Zane Thomas, of Hollister, CA; sister, Cris of Galveston; brothers Garry “Pat” of Orange and Jack Moore. He is also survived by his mother in law Grace Machol and sister in law Cathy Robinson of Sarasota Fla. and a large extended family of nephews and beloved friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Dorman Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.