John Ezra Moore, 86, died Saturday, January 6, 2018 following a brief illness.
John was born in Columbus, OH in 1931 to Thomas and Cheryl Moore. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University graduating with a degree in geology. This would begin his distinguished professional and educational career that includes a MS and PhD degree from the University of Illinois, as well as a stint in the Air Force as an electrical engineer.
John was an internationally recognized scientist whose career included roles as research scientist, teacher, technical advisor, senior hydrologist with the US Geological Survey, and hydrologist with the EPA. He is the author/co-author of 10 books and numerous scientific articles, past president of the International Association of Hydrogeologists and the American Institute of Hydrology, a senior Fellow of the Geological Society of America, and a member of Sigma Xi.
He traveled the world with his wife of 58 years, was active in the Cub Scouts, volunteered at the St. Francis Center and participated in the Rides the Rockies bicycle tour twice. They were avid standard poodle parents and are survived by Soleil, Peter and Henry, the last in a long line of outstanding companions.
John is predeceased by his wife Unetta (Dickie) Moore and survived by his children Pamela and Sean and four grandchildren, Andrew, Carter, Cole and Celia as well as his brother, Ted Moore.
To share a memory of John or leave a special condolence message for his family, please click the Share Memories button above.