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Obituary: Sumner Kittelle Moore

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Sumner Kittelle Moore, 81, of Alexandria, and Portsmouth, R.I., died of cancer in Charlottesville.

Born at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and raised in Washington, D.C., Moore graduated from St. Albans School and the U.S. Naval Academy. He held graduate degrees from the French War College and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

Commissioned as a naval officer, he served 26 years as a professor, submariner, surface officer and in support of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1958, he planned the Marine amphibious landing in Lebanon and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his career. He was secretary for the Naval Academy Class of 1948 writing the monthly class notes column "Shipmate" for over 40 years.

After retirement from the Navy, Moore worked for the National Association of Securities Dealers in Washington D.C. and Thomas Enterprises, Inc. in Arlington.

Cmdr. Moore living in Alexandria for the past 42 years. He was a past president of the St. Albans School Alumni Association and a member of the school’s governing board. He was past president of the Alexandria Symphony and the Alexandria Association. He was a member of the Army-Navy Country Club, The Army-Navy Club, the New York Yacht Club, Spouting Rock Beach Association and the Clambake Club in Newport, R.I. He was also a member of the Military Order of the Carabao.

Cmdr. Moore was a member of the St. Andrew and St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Catholic Church in Alexandria, St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Newport, R.I. and the International Order of St. Luke the Physician.

His wife of 57 years, Jane Pancoast Moore, died in June. A son, Sumner Kittelle Moore, Jr., died in 2005.

He is survived by two brothers; a daughter, Ann Moore Milnor of Charlottesville; two sons, John Pancoast Moore of Charlottesville and Peter O’Bannon Moore of Great Falls; and five grandchildren.

A service will be held on Friday, Sept. 21 at noon at St. Andrew & St. Margaret of Scotland, Anglican Catholic Church, 402 E. Monroe Ave., Alexandria. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Albans School, Mount Saint Alban, Washington, D.C., 20016.