Donald J. Moore Jr. ’51 died on November 3, 2015, in Tubac, Arizona.
(The following appeared in The Boston Globe on Nov. 16, 2015):
Moore, Donald J. A former resident of Brookline, MA and North Hampton, NH, Don Moore died Tuesday, Nov. 3 in his home in Tubac AZ. He was the founder and CEO of Johnson Products, Inc., which owned and operated the Top Gas gasoline stations throughout New England. Don was a graduate of Bowdoin College class of 1951 and the Harvard Business School class of 1956. After graduating from Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning GA, he was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S.Army. While a resident of Brookline he served for many years on the town Advisory Committee and as a town meeting member. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough NH, the Board of Trustees of the New England Baptist Hospital, the Harvard Club of Boston and The Country Club. An avid flyer, sailor and skier, Don enjoyed flying his private airplane to destinations in the U.S. and the Caribbean Islands. For many years the family enjoyed a second home for skiing at Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett, ME. As one of his favorite retirement activities, he ferried boats up and down the Inland Waterway between New England and Florida. He leaves his wife of 53 years Anne Sinnott Moore, three sons Christopher Moore of Weston CT, Brian Moore of Sherborn MA, and Daniel Moore of Seattle WA, and his brother Dr. David Moore of Framingham Centre MA. A second brother Hardwick Bigelow Moore of Lexington, MA, predeceased him. Don was devoted to his six grandchildren, William, Charlotte, Brendan, Colleen, Henry and Olivia. There are no immediate plans for a memorial service. In accordance with his wishes, his body has been donated to science. Donations in his memory may be made to Bowdoin College for scholarship assistance. They can be sent to Bowdoin College and directed to the William T. Graham Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, 4100 College Station, Brunswick ME 04011.