Richard Vincent Moore Jr., 82, Army vet, long-time salesman, drummer for The Continentals, enjoyed boating

By on August 9, 2017

Richard Vincent Moore Jr., 82, of Manheim passed away on Aug. 4, 2017.

He was born in Columbia to the late Richard Sr. and Marie Moore Edge.

He proudly served in the United States Army and following his service, he spent 50 years working in sales. Richard was a lover of music, especially jazz, and performed as the drummer and singer of his band, The Continentals. He was a member of the United States Power Squadron and active in boating. He enjoyed taking vacations and spending time with family, and also was a fan of John Wayne movies.

Richard leaves behind his wife of 63 years: Darlene Moore of Manheim; his son: Todd, husband of Melissa Moore, of Lebanon; his daughter: Tara Richards of Centerville; four grandchildren: Chase Richards, Olivia Richards, Trevor Moore, T.J. (Todd) Moore; two siblings: Robert, husband of Sue Moore, of Lancaster; Jeanette, wife of Larry Kise, of Columbia; several nieces and nephews; and large extended family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three siblings.

A celebration of Richard’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, 519 Walnut St., Columbia. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 10 a.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home Inc., Columbia/Landisville. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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