PHILIP H. MOORE
PHILIP H. MOORE Philip H. Moore of Honolulu passed away on March 28, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born in San Francisco to Hal Elliot and Mildred (White) Moore, graduated from St. Ignatius High School, and attended the University of Notre Dame and Santa Clara University to study aeronautical engineering. He loved flying and owned an Aeronca Model K Scout that he flew up and down the west coast. He hoped to join the Air Force but, because of his eyesight, was not accepted to the Academy. Phil joined the Army and was sent to the Monterey Army Language School, where he learned Hungarian, and then stationed in Frankfurt, where he learned German. Returning to San Francisco, he finished his education at the University of San Francisco and earned a BS in Physics. He started teaching physics and mathematics at Lowell High School, San Francisco's top public high school, when he received a grant from the NSF and came to the University of Hawaii, where he earned his MS degree in Mathematics. Hired to be on the original faculty of Leeward Community College (LLC) in 1968, he taught physics and mathematics there until he retired in 2011. From 2001-2011, he developed a special course that taught remedial math to students who demonstrated neither an affinity for nor love of the subject. He received many accolades from his students for his work. Phil was President of Hawaii Right to Life from 1984 to 2009, a Eucharistic Minister at Holy Trinity Parish for many years and active in the Republican Party of Hawaii (where he portrayed Abraham Lincoln at several Lincoln Day Celebrations). In 1981 he was one of the charter founding members of the Hawaii Kai Toastmasters and continued his membership until 2012, earning several designations. Phil was also very much involved in his daughters' school activities, especially ballet. He documented their progress and was the official videographer for their performances. He is survived by his wife Liz, daughters Stephanie and Jennifer, their spouses Mike and Dominic, grandchildren Brianna, Philip, Elizabeth, Catherine and James and sister Victoria Frisk and spouse Don and nieces and nephews. Visitation from 10-11am at Star of the Sea Church at 4470 Aliikoa St., Honolulu, HI 96821, followed by Mass. Internment immediately to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park at 529 18th Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816. Aloha attire. Donations preferred to: Hawaii Family Forum, National Right to Life, Missionaries of Charity, Claris Health, Life Legal Defense Foundation and Aloha Life Advocates. Condolences to: diamondheadmortuary.net.
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