We are very sad to announce the death of John Moore, following a short illness. John was a long time IAH member and former IAH President (1993-1996). He will be missed by IAH, particularly by those also with long term connections with our Association.
John was born in Columbus, OH in 1931 to Thomas and Cheryl Moore. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University graduating with a degree in geology. This would begin his distinguished professional and educational career that includes a MS and PhD degree from the University of Illinois, as well as a stint in the Air Force as an electrical engineer.
John was an internationally recognized scientist whose career included roles as research scientist, teacher, technical advisor, senior hydrologist with the US Geological Survey, and hydrologist with the EPA. He is the author/co-author of 10 books and numerous scientific articles, past president of the International Association of Hydrogeologists and the American Institute of Hydrology, a senior Fellow of the Geological Society of America, and a member of Sigma Xi.
He traveled the world with his wife of 58 years, was active in the Cub Scouts, volunteered at the St. Francis Center and participated in the Rides the Rockies bicycle tour twice. They were avid standard poodle parents and are survived by Soleil, Peter and Henry, the last in a long line of outstanding companions.
John is predeceased by his wife Unetta (Dickie) Moore and survived by his children Pamela and Sean and four grandchildren, Andrew, Carter, Cole and Celia as well as his brother, Ted Moore. On behalf of IAH, we extend our sympathy to the Moore family, and to his friends and colleagues in USGS, EPA, IAH and beyond.