Bill Moore

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Bill Moore

January 01, 2019

Searsmont Bill Moore of Searsmont, Maine, passed away New Year's morning after a long courageous battle with cancer. Born in Presque Isle, Maine, but most comfortable and happy on the Mid-Coast of Maine, Bill loved hiking, camping and kayaking.
Bill was an avid naturalist. He loved to travel having toured Egypt and much of Latin America. As a Boston Red Sox and Patriots sports fan, Bill often remarked "Yup, it's tough to be a New England Sports fan!"
He was a self-taught man of deep intellect, much of it gained through his voluminous reading of articles, books, journals. Bill could carry on a very intelligent, informed conversation with anyone on any topic from politics to sports, anthropology to sociology, biology to psychology - and he would have a theory for each. His wit was sharp and on point and his humor extensive.
When asked what the best part of his life had been Bill responded - "Getting to live here in Maine, close to the lakes, mountains and the ocean!"He was loved by many and will be missed by all. Bill is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Wendy and Al Sweeney; his brother, Herb; his lifelong friends, Tom and Terry Smith; and his beloved, Sonja Olson.
A Celebration of his life is planned for later this year. Donations may be made in Bill's memory to the Farnsworth Museum, 16 Museum Street, Rockland, Maine 04841.
Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared at
Published on January 11, 2019
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Jan 14, 2019
Uncle Bill, I will miss your laugh and the way you looked at me when I annoyed you. Your quick wit and breadth of knowledge were brilliant. The world is a much less brighter place without you in it. I love you.
Jan 14, 2019
Uncle Bill, you were such a brilliant man. I will miss your laugh, and the looks you always gave me when I annoyed you. The world is a less beautiful place without you. I love you.
M. Rami
Jan 13, 2019
My condolences goes out to your family. Times such as these are tough. May you receive strength and encouragement from the “Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort” in your time of need. He also promise that one day we’ll be able to see our love ones again by means of a “resurrection”.
- 2 Corinthians 1:3,4; Acts 24:15.