Frederick M. Moore

Former Riverhead resident The Rev. Frederick M. Moore, founder of John Wesley Village in Riverhead, died Aug. 3 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. He was 84 and had been living in Moriches. 

The son of Mildred (McClure) and Karl Moore, he was born Nov. 22, 1931, in Port Jefferson.

Moore received a master’s degree and served in the U.S. Army. He was a methodist minister and from 1974 to 1979, was the minister for Riverhead United Methodist Church.

Moore also served in the Riverhead Fire Department Washington Engine Company.

Predeceased by his first wife Lois Jones Moore in 2003, Moore is survived by his wife Sharon; his sons, Thomas, William and James; his sister, Mary Ellen DeBacco, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will take place Friday, Aug. 12, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home in Riverhead. A service of remembrance will take place during the evening hours, where members of the community will have an opportunity to share memories of the Rev. Moore. Cremation and interment will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Peconic Bay Medical Center, 1300 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901 or North Fork United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1286, Cutchogue, NY 11935.