IN MEMORIAM - CAPTAIN FRED MOORE 1926-2008
CAPTAIN FRED MOORE passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at Mariners Hospital in the Florida Keys. Born in 1926, he was just a couple of weeks shy of his 82nd birthday. He is survived by his wife Helene, sons Wayde and Fred Jr., daughter Courtney, granddaughters Erica and Ashley, and sisters Sue and Noreen. Captain Fred along with his brother, the late Captain Everett Moore and father, the late Captain Charles Moore operated the TEAL, the TEAL II and the MISS MOORE party fishing boats for over fifty years. The family fishing business started in 1942 with the first TEAL sailing from Perth Amboy, NJ. In 1956, they moved the business to Great Kills, Staten Island, NY and sailed from there for the next thirty years.
Captain Fred was cremated in Florida. His ashes were scattered at sea on April 12, 2008 during a memorial service aboard Captain Ritchie Moore's TEAL from Atlantic Highlands, NJ.
His long-time Mate and lifelong friend Ken Ekberg recalls…
"When Fred and I were together, we were together seven days a week and we were like family. One time, when I had to take a day off, he had a particularly rough day, and when I returned, he said, 'I hope you don't make a habit of this.'
Fred lived fishing and he loved fishing. Many times, we would still be anchored up long after when three whistles should have blown. Sure enough, the fish would start to bite and supper was cold when we got home.
Fred also had a wonderful gift for gab. Besides the gift, he also had the professional knowledge to back it up."
Captain Fred is in our prayers and we wish his family and friends peace.