Gary Dale Moore, longtime resident of Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge, passed away July 3rd at his home in Templeton, California, due to complications from cancer.
Born Feb 13, 1939, in Los Angeles, Gary grew up in La Crescenta where he attended Glendale High School and Glendale College.
After serving three years in the Army’s NIKE program, he was admitted to Art Center College of Design in Environmental Design. He graduated in 1966 with a Ford Scholarship and was hired by GM in Detroit, for which he designed corporate interiors. Upon returning to L.A., Gary joined a prominent Pasadena interior design firm where he became partner.
In 1975, Gary started his own firm, G. D. Moore & Co. Inc. in Hollywood before relocating to Glendale. Between 1975 and 2010, GDMCo designed for most of the large law firms in California, as well as stockbrokerages, management consulting firms, financial institutions, country clubs and restaurants. Gary and his staff also designed projects in Utah, New York, Illinois and several in Japan. GDMCo continues to design for high-end residential projects.
Time spent with family and friends was paramount to Gary, and he had many interests outside of his design business. A lifelong vintage car enthusiast and collector, he enjoyed touring with the various car clubs to which he belonged. His dream of designing and building a custom body for a vintage car was realized in 2014 when he finished his Embiricos-style 1936 Bentley coupe, described by one publication as a “rolling work of art”.
During their 43-year marriage, Gary and wife Brooke enjoyed traveling and often did so with friends and family. He was generous and large-hearted, always with a ready smile, and his creativity, enthusiasm, optimism and appreciation for life endeared him to many. Gary will be forever missed by his wife and five children: Kirstin Moore, Chris Moore, Brent Moore, Heidi Moore Slepecky and Bentley Moore Patterson, as well as their spouses and his five grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned at Montrose Church, Aug. 4th at 3 p.m. The family kindly requests no flowers.