QUEENSBURY – Stewart F. Moore, Esq., 92, of Queensbury, New York, passed into eternal life on Sunday, June 22, 2014 after a long illness. He was owner and president of the EconoLodge Downtown Lake George.
Stewart Fawcett Moore was born on April 16, 1922 in Wheeling, West Va., the only son of Walter and Rhetta (Fawcett) Moore. A graduate of Bethany College, Stewart received his Master’s in Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in the China Burma India Theater. After his honorable discharge, he earned his Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University Law School.
Early in his career, Moore was employed as an attorney for American Machine and Foundry (AMF). He later joined the law firm of Schlumberger in New York City, where he was a partner in patent law for 25 years. In 1957 he married Dorothy (Hohmann) Moore, a graduate of The University of Michigan. The couple made their home and raised their two children along the banks of the Hudson River in historic Sleepy Hollow, NY.
Moore and his family relocated to Glens Falls in 1979 and took ownership of the Lake George Motel on Canada Street in Lake George Village. Under his business leadership, the motel successfully expanded and is now part of the International Choice Hotel Franchise.
Stewart’s passion for boating and his love of the Adirondacks, particularly the Lake George Region, was always evident. He served as president of the Sunrise Shores Association for over 30 years and was an active member of the Glens Falls Rotary Club. He was also very active in Amateur Radio. An advocate against animal cruelty, he was a longtime supporter of Purrs and Paws Cat Rescue and Adoption Center in Lake George and the ASPCA. All who had the pleasure of knowing this accomplished, intelligent, and compassionate man will greatly miss him.
He is survived by his loving wife and partner of 57 years, Dorothy; his two beloved children, Stewart "Rusty" F. Moore, Jr. of Sleepy Hollow, NY and Patricia Ruth Moore of Queensbury, NY; his devoted daughter-in-law, Regina Carroll Moore; and his two loving granddaughters, Katelyn Grace Moore and Megan Dorothy Moore and several cousins and nieces.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday June 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Maynard D. Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette St., Queensbury.
A funeral service will take place Thursday June 26, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Lamont Robinson officiating.
Burial will be private, with military honors, at Pine View Cemetery, Quaker Rd., Queensbury.
The family would like to thank the home health aides who took care of Stew for over two years: Curt, Alice Marie, Dawn, Nancy, Sarah, Danielle and Robin. Special thanks to High Peaks Hospice, The Homeward Bound Program of the Hudson Headwaters Health Network and The House of Grace in Glens Falls for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be sent in Stewart’s memory to Purrs & Paws Feline Rescue and Adoption Center, 3857 Route 9L, Lake George, NY 12845 or The House of Grace, 33 Henry Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.
Condolences may be mailed to Maynard D. Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette St., Queensbury, NY 12804, or e-mailed through www.bakerfuneralhome.com.