Obituary: Robert Moore

Robert Moore

Longtime Malibu resident Robert Moore passed away at the San Fernando VA Ambulatory Center. He was 68. Born on Nov. 2, 1947 in Staten Island, N.Y., Moore’s family relocated to Southern California after his father was offered an opportunity to work in the aerospace industry. Moore attended San Jose State College, where he obtained a teaching degree. Upon graduating, he enlisted and served a tour of duty with the U.S. Coast Guard. In his professional career, he taught high school, worked for the U.S. Forest Service and worked in various capacities in the entertainment industry.

Moore came to Malibu during the 1980s and became a fixture at Surfrider Beach. 

“His unique focus on life made him a character in a long line of Surfrider characters,” a loved one shared. “He loved the ocean and it reflected in his passion for surfing and sailing. His willingness to help others, even if he had little, and his unique ability to relate with people from all levels of society, endeared him to the many people he came in contact with, and he made lots of good friends.”

Moore loved history and was an avid reader, always willing to share his books with those who shared his interest. In his later years, he began to attend various Catholic churches, and became a member and volunteer at the Ventura Mission.

Moore is survived by two sisters. His robust laugh and friendship will be greatly missed by all who knew him.