Robert “Bob” Moore

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Robert Moore

Bob was born to Roy and Pat Moore on February 23, 1954 in Burlington, Iowa and lost his battle to COVID-19 on May 1, 2020 in Puyallup, Washington.  Bob grew up in Iowa and at the age of 18 joined the 82nd Airborne division of the Army.  After serving his term, Bob was honorably discharged as a sergeant.  During his time in the Army, Bob gained a passion around martial arts where he learned Jeet Kune Do from some of Bruce Lee’s original students.

After the Army Bob returned to Iowa where he met his future wife Jill, and they moved to Seattle on a whim.

While in Seattle, Bob earned a bachelor’s degree and an MBA while beginning to start a family where their only son Robert “Robby” Moore was born. Bob continued to share his passion of martial arts by establishing his own school which started in his garage and eventually moved into a dedicated space.  Bob was considered one of the top Jeet Kune Do instructors in the Pacific Northwest where people would travel across the area to train with him and even international students, police forces and football players would seek out his instruction.

Bob taught not only martial arts but also numerous team sports for his son Robby and instilled a tough mentality to never give up, and to keep a positive outlook on life. Outside of martial arts, Bob enjoyed skiing, hiking and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his son Robby (Carmen), grandson Max, brothers Tom (Deb) and Mike. Bob believed in celebrating life, not mourning it, so raise a glass in his memory.

5 Responses to “Robert “Bob” Moore”

  • Jonathan Moore says:

    I know my dad and he were real close all the way to the end. Helluva guy. Rest in power.

  • Thomas Moore says:

    I’m sorry how life ended for you. I choose to remember our time of childhood and young adult life. The times of camping, hiking and togetherness. Your nights of listening to 70’s groups while trying to go to sleep. The fact of when I was a freshman in high school no one would mess with me because you had my back.
    My memories of the past will always remain with me.

  • Mark Rambow says:

    They say cousins are your first friends. You and your brothers share some of my earliest childhood memories.I will never forget your smile or your laughter. God speed Bobby, until we meet on the other side!

  • Ron Rambow says:

    I have very fond memories of Bobby from when I was growing up. Bobby was the first babysitter my brother and I had. He would let us stay up late and watch tv. I wish we had not lived so far away from each other. You were the cousin I never got to know in my adult life. I have always wondered how you were and hoped that you were happy. I miss you even more now that I know you are with God. You will be greatly missed and I pray for your family and that they are comforted in knowing you are with the lord in heaven. I will see you again.

  • Ron Rambow says:

    I baby sat all three and fondly remember all the ruff housing we did. Maybe a few broken items as well. I was very proud of Bob and Mike when they joined the Army and became Paratroopers. When Bob left for Seattle I knew that city or any city better be ready for a tornado. I wish we would have stayed in touch. If the family would like to contact me I can be reached at Paratroopers never die they just go to heaven to regroup.

    Airborne all the way

    Uncle Ron

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