Charles Eric Moose

Charles Eric Moose, 87, a U.S. Civil Service lithographer, died on July 9, 2015 at Riderwood Village in Silver Spring, MD. He was the beloved husband of the late Betty Moose and the devoted father of Michael Moose, Margaret Swallow, Ernest Moose, Mary Jayne Register, Kevin Moose, Maureen Bobenrieth, Madeline Steffens, James Moose and the late William Moose. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A native Washingtonian, he was one of the founders of the Sportsmen Club, a group of Eastern High School graduates who, along with their wives -The Sportsettes -played cards, planned dances, and took boat rides on the Chesapeake. By the early 1960s, he had moved his growing family to Silver Spring where he was an enthusiastic CYO football coach, horseshoe pitcher, and Sunday morning breakfast maker. He moved to Riderwood Village in 2002.

Mr. Moose, who retired in 1985, worked for several federal agencies during his long tenure with the government, including many years at Ft. George Meade (now the home of the National Security Agency). One of his favorite pastimes following retirement was to take family and friends to the National Cryptologic Museum. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF), P.O. Box 1682, Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755 – or online at www.cryptologicfoundation.org.

Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home in Silver Spring, Maryland, on Tuesday, July 14, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Wednesday, July 15, visitation will be held at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A funeral service to celebrate Charlie’s life was held on 15 July 2015 at St. Luke Church with interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Maryland.