Daniel Edmund Moore

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Moore
Daniel Edmund

Dan passed away unexpectedly on April 10 ,2017 at St Clair Hospital surrounded by his family .
Dan was born on December 31,1926 in Pittsburgh . He was raised in Bridgeville where he settled and raised his family.

Beloved husband of the late Rosemarie Blunkosky Moore. Loving father to Catherine (Michael Chiodo) , Claire ( Robert Caveney MD) , Mary Moore Brilmyer ,Suzanne (Bob Gray ) and Liz Moore Sullivan

Cherished Pap (Pa) to Joseph Caveney MD ( fiancé Caitlin Wenzke) , Ben Brilmyer ( Jen), Liz Brilmyer Benney (Michael Anthony), Stephan A Gray, Christopher D. Gray, Michael J. Gray, Thomas M. Gray.

Dan was preceded in life by his parents, John Daniel and Alma Moore and his sisters, infant Mary Elizabeth, and Catherine Anne Moore ( Sister Claire Marie of the Immaculate Heart, Carmelite order ).
He is survived by his sister Alma Moore Paholsky and her husband Tom, and their children, Mary, Tom and Ann. He will be missed by his dear friends Dr George Schein and Russ Manski and a host of many loving friends .

Dan served in the United States Navy during which time he was part of the V5 program and attended the University of Pennsylvania officers training program.

Following his military service he began his undergraduate studies at Villanova university . He later returned home and completed these studies at Duquesne University. He received his BS degree in education with majors in mathematics and social services and a Masters degree in educational psychology and was a licensed psychologist

Dan had an exceptional career providing outstanding leadership in the educational community. His career as an educator commenced in 1949 as a math teacher and culminated in the area of special education and psychological testing well into 2013.

Dan worked continuously for the betterment of youth and the community . His career was highlighted by his championing of causes for children with physical and mental challenges and special needs .

He served as Coordinator of Pupil Personnel for the Mt Lebanon School District. During his tenure , he dedicated himself to expanding the district’s programs to enable special needs children to enter the mainstream classroom. He designed multiple individualized educational programs to meet the learning needs for children and adolescents .

Dan was active in establishing Parkway West Technical Institute and served at Pathfinder School for the special needs child , The Robert Boyd Ward Home for the Children and numerous public school districts . He received numerous awards for his contributions in helping challenged students succeed in the public schools . Dan was appointed by the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education to serve as one of the first Hearing Officers to assist in decisions concerning the placement for exceptional children.

He served as a Director on the Chartiers Valley School District Board for four consecutive terms and was an active member at Holy Child Parish .

His greatest joys came from his family and friends, his community , his passion for his grandchildren, and his love of sports and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame ! To Dan , all friends were family !

Friends received Monday, 3-8 PM, in the Warchol Funeral Home, Inc., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville (412-221-3333). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, 10 AM, at Holy Child Parish, Bridgeville.
In lieu of Flowers , Donations can be made to The Carmel of the Holy Cross Monastery at PO Box 397, Iron Mountain MI, 49801, or The Bridgeville Public Library