Bruce Palmer Moore, 63, Tyrone, died Monday at home of pancreatic cancer, cared for by hospice, family and friends.
He was the son of Eric Ellis and Eleanor (Morrison) Moore.
Surviving are his wife, Penni, originally from Warriors Mark; honorary children: Matthew Wilkin and Leanna Rahll; a brother-in-law, Jesse Barley and wife, Cristi; three brothers: Christopher A. (Sharon), Kenneth M. (Fran) and Paul D. (Tina); two nieces: Julieanne Murrey and Jennifer Moore; two nephews: Gregory Moore and Jesse Alex Barley; and a grandniece, Kristen Moore.
Bruce was devoted to his wife of 32 years, and together they ran Mooreland & Moore, a patent research corporation, as well as Quicksilver Farm of Mount Airy, Md., breeding, training and showing the pony breed Pony of the Americas.
In 2005, they moved to Tyrone, embracing the warmth of family and friends in this small town. During his illness, he remarked, "No bucket list necessary;" he had everything a person could have wanted!
An electrical wizard, Bruce enjoyed building computers and audio/visual and mechanical/electrical systems. If it had electricity, he was the one to ask. He was known and loved as "the can-do guy."
He was generous and kind with a quick sense of humor. He also enjoyed riding horses, motorcycles and snowmobiles, woodworking, astronomy, weaponry, camping, traveling abroad, volunteering at animal shelters, reading, watching movies and spending time with the cats, dogs and horses he adored.
A celebration of life gathering will be held Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 21 7 Trail Ridge Lane, Tyrone.
Charitable donations in Bruce's memory may be made to the Bedford County Humane Society, 1108 Lutzville Road, Everett, PA 15537.
Arrangements are by Bruce E. Cox Funeral Home, Warriors Mark.