Don was a friend to everyone and one of the finest people you could meet. He did alot for people (including myself) unselfishly and asked nothing in return.Donald Moore, passed away on Friday, June 5th from complications of ALS (otherwise known as Lou Gherig's disease).can't believe how quickly he was taken from us. Funeral services will be held for him on Thursday, June 11th at 10am in Prescott, Arizona at the Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 1101 Sandretto Drive. There will be a viewing from 9-9:50am. His body will be buried on Friday, June 12th in Wildomar, California. Heritage Memory Mortuary is assisting our family at this time.
Although I did not know Don until later in life, Don was the "salt of the earth" that I grew up around at the airport when I was younger. He was quick to help, never spoke bad about anyone, only offered help and encouragement, and loved aviation.
When I say "loved aviation" I want to be clear. It wasn't the airplanes, job, airport that he loved. It was the being a part of a group of people who were all working and playing together as a group. A group that was more like a family than any other group of people I know.
Aviation is a strange thing. You get to know someone and then for years you don't see them again, but when you do you pick up where it left off like it was only yesterday. You run into people you walked off from years ago to find them in some off the beaten path kingdom of thier own.
That is where I met Don--Singapore. We only kew each other from http://www.internet.com but he made it a point to eat with me one afternoon and here is the thing. We talked-the afternoon ended to early-and it was like we had known each other from birth. We knoew the same people, loved the same type flying, had the same adventures.
Don--I miss you.
I am such an emotional wreck today I have started crying. I won't be revisiting this thread because I can't, but I think everyone should say thanks for having such a friend as Don was to all of us.