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October 4, 1923 - July 16, 2020

There will be an online celebration of her life date TBD.

Barbara Moore October 4, 1923-July 16, 2020

Barbara Moore, age 96, of Merritt Island, Florida peacefully passed away Thursday July 16, 2020 with her granddaughter Davina Sherman by her side.

She was born in San Francisco, California on October 4, 1923 to John K. Antonowitsch and Josephine Antonowitsch (Balbour). She was the last surviving sibling of 7 children and the second to youngest.

Barbara spent much of her youth at Mount St Mary’s Convent and Academy in Grass Valley, California. When she was 16 she decided to leave the convent and that’s where her story begins. She met the love of her life Sydney O. Moore and they married on September 22, 1940 in Carson City, Nevada just a few weeks before her 17th birthday. They had 65 beautiful years together until Syd passed away on May 2, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Syd and Barbara had 3 children Sylvia Lilly, Syd Moore Jr and Stacy Moore. They had a long career in show biz and animal training that brought smiles and joy to so many over the years.

Barbara had a charismatic personality and an incredible ability to connect with anyone that she met. Her door was always open. She was a great cook, seamstress, she was creative, funny, a great performer, loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. In her later years she loved playing bingo and always had some sort of project going whether it was arts and crafts or putting photos together. She loved keeping busy.

There are not enough words to do her justice… She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Barbara was preceded in death by her Husband Sydney Moore Sr, her youngest Son Stacy O. Moore and great-great grandchildren C.J Meyer and Peregrine James.

She is survived by her children Sylvia Lilly and Sydney Moore Jr and by her Grandchildren Julie Love, Lynn Nicholson Scruggs, Sylvia Doran, Davina Sherman, Teresa Tomaski, Carolena Moore Mork, Ronnie Raleigh, Sydney Moore III. 14 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. Daughter in-laws Muriel Moore, Betty Moore and Rhonda Visingard.