Christopher Burton Moore, 69, of Beaver, formerly of Oak Hill, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England passed away on Friday March 29, 2019 in his home. He was born on February 6, 1950 in Oak Hill, England the son of the late Herbert James and Mona (Burton) Moore. He was an engineer who served his apprenticeship in the British Ministry of Defense ordinance factory. He participated in the construction of the Hinkley Point nuclear station near Bridgwater, England. He was the production supervisor for 12 years at Somerset County Enterprises, a workshop providing employment and skills training to the disabled.
He came to the United States in 2006 and worked for 12 years as a toolmaker at Bolland Machine in Chippewa Township.
He was a lover of flowers, especially orchids. He enjoyed studying: John Harrison and sea clocks; Isaac Newton’s theory of Light and Motion; the Titanic; the Hatfields and the McCoys; and Buford Pusser. He was also very interested in Westerns and all things cowboy related as well as Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees.
For seven years, he volunteered his services as gardener and maintenance man for Holy Rosary Convent in Bridgwater, Somerset, England. Chris was a member of the Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania.
He is survived by his wife: Pamela Jean Horter-Moore, Beaver: and residing in England; an aunt Glenys Moore Lane: a special cousin Sarah Lane Thomas; numerous cousins and beloved friends.
Friends will be received on Thursday from 4-8pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Rochester where a funeral service will be held on Friday at 11am.
Interment will follow in Beaver Cemetery.