Alfred B. Moe, 67, who served in the Navy Construction Battalion in the World War II and who later was an engineer with the Navy Department here, died sunday at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center after a heart attack.
Mr. Moe was born in Minneapolis and grew up there and in Washington. He graduated from McKinley Technical High School and then enlisted in the Army field artillery. When he left the service, he went to work for the old Civil Aeronautics Board and also attended night classes at George Washington University.
He enlisted in the Navy Reserves before World War II, and was called to active duty in l940. Much of his war service was with the famous "Seabees construction battalion in the Pacific. He was later commissioned in the reserves and held the rank of lieutenant when he retired in l973.
When the war ended, Mr. Moe returned here and went to work for the Navy Department as a civilian engineedr. He continued his night studies at GW a in l949 earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts. In l953, he earned a bachelor's degree in engineering. His career at the Navy Department was with the Bureau of Yards and Docks.
Mr. Moe, who lived in Arlington, was active in the Boy Scouts and received its Lamb Award. He was a member of the Train Collectors Association, and was a past president of the Norwegian Society of Washington, president of the Scandinavian Council and a member of the American Scandinavian Foundation and of Washington's Sons of Norway. He was a member of the board of the Northern Virginia Folk Festival.
Mr. Moe was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Arlington and had been superintendent of its Sunday School and a member of the Church Council.
Survivors include his wife, the former Donna Forsberg, whom he met during his early student days at GW and married in l937, of Arlington; two sons, Air force Maj. Thomas n., of Ogden, Utah, and Karl B., of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Greta Moe Labus, of Marietta, Ga., and Karen Moe Cook, of Springfield, Va.; two sisters , Katherine Hayes of Catlett, Va., and Ingrid Vincent of Alexandria; a brother, Reckner, of Middletown, N.J., and l0 grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Faith Lutheran Church in Arlington.