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Posted: 20 Sep 2006 5:40PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Moise, Andrews
NORMAN "MOE" SIDNEY MOISE, born January 23, 1923, in New Orleans, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, September16th, 2006 in Houston,TX. He is preceded in death by his father, George Lawrason Moise, his mother, Alice Mildred Andrews Moise and his sister, Alice Augusta Killelea. He is survived by his children: Claire Love, Matthew L. Moise and Sally Moise; and his granddaughters, Shay Moreno and Shannon Love. Also his long time companion, friend and confidante, Marilyn Hensley. "Moe" was a true patriot and dedicated Marine who enlisted in the US Marine Corp on December 8th, 1941. He served with the 2nd Amphibian Tractor Battalion at Guadalcanal, Tulagi, and Gavutu. On November 20th, 1943, he was seriously wounded at the Battle of Tarawa and was personally awarded the Purple Heart by Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Commander of the Pacific Fleet. He also received the Presidential Unit Citation ribbon with two stars. After attending Tulane University, he moved to Houston in 1949 and eventually started his own business, Fire Control Engineering Co., and taught at the Texas A & M University. Moe loved baking cookies and became renowned as the "Cookie Man". He also had a passion for writing. As a freelance writer, he was published in various newspapers and magazines. He also received awards from the Manuscripters Guild and Scriptwriters/Houston. His 10-minute play, We're Never Alone, was produced at Stages Theatre. His love of children had him volunteering at a local school where he was awarded the SBISD Volunteer of the Month Award. Once a Marine, always a Marine: Moe was a member of the Marine Corps League, Second Marine Division Association, Admiral Nimitz Foundation and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. He was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Houston, where a memorial service will be held at 2:00pm, Thursday, September 21st, located at 5300 Main Street. Following the service he will be buried with full military honors at Memorial Oaks Cemetery at Eldrige/Katy Fwy. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 P.M. at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be sent to the Second Marine Division Association Scholarship Fund, PO Box 8180 Camp Le Jeune, NC 28547, or charity of your choice. Semper Fidelis

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