February 20, 1923 - January 4, 2018
Donald Paul Moore, 94, of Princeton, NJ, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 4, 2018, while visiting his daughter and her family in Massachusetts. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Jeanette (Nash) and Arthur C. Moore. He was the husband of 66 years to a Ruth (Kirk) Moore of Princeton.
Donald attended the Witherspoon School for colored children as well as the Bordentown School known as the “Tuskegee of the North”. He graduated from Pierce College. An Army Veteran of WWII, Donald was noted as one of the best gunners in the 969th Field Battalion. He was sought out by the Historical Society of Princeton to obtain information and facts regarding the African-American community. Donald was well loved by many, where he was affectionately called the Mayor of Spring Street.
Besides his wife, Donald is survived by two children, Kirk W. Moore of Springfield and Christine Morrison and her husband Curtis of Hopkinton, MA. He also leaves behind two grandchildren, Blake Morrison and Simone Moore.
Funeral services will be held privately with family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Paul Robeson House, 112 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ 08542. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, http://www.chesmorefuneralhome.com/