William H. Moore, financial operations chief

March 1, 2013

William H. Moore, 100, a former chief of the office of financial operations of the Pension Guaranty Corp., died Feb. 1 at a vacation home in New Orleans. He lived in Gaithersburg.

He had congestive heart failure, said his daughter Susan Moore.

Dr. Moore moved to Washington in 1942 as an economist with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. From 1962 until joining the Pension Guaranty Corp. in 1974, he was a vice president at the Electronic Industries Association. He retired in 1986.

William Hoyt Moore was a native of Indianola, Miss., and a 1933 graduate of Illinois College in Jacksonville, Ill. He received a doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago in 1938.

Dr. Moore was a volunteer cancer counselor with the Cancer Counseling Institute in Bethesda. At 99, he enrolled in a physical therapy program that enabled him to continue walking, his daughter said.

His first wife, Jane Brunson Moore, whom he married in 1941, died in 1962. His second wife, Emily Berry Moore, died in 1991.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Avis Ogilvy Moore of Gaithersburg; two daughters from his first wife, Susan C. Moore of Lebanon, N.H., and Elizabeth K. Moore of Rockville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Bart Barnes

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