Robert (Bob) Letcher Moore II died peacefully at home on March 26, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness. Bob was a transplanted Southerner from the Shenandoah Valley, with a soft Virginia accent that earned him some gentle teasing among the Cape Cod folks who knew him.
Born in Harrisonburg, Virginia in 1939, Bob graduated from Harrisonburg High School, and got his undergraduate degree from Davidson College in North Carolina, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Tau Omega. Bob received his law degree from the University of Virginia, with membership in the Order of the Coif.
After law school, he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea at a missile installation on the DMZ, the source of many tall tales and funny stories over the years.
For the next forty years, Bob practiced law with the firm of Miller & Chevalier in Washington, D.C., specializing in corporate tax litigation. Mr. Moore was nationally ranked as a Senior Statesman in Chambers USA for his work in the area of Tax Controversy.
He was also recognized in The Guide to World’s Best Tax Advisors and Best Lawyers in America. He frequently spoke and wrote about various subjects involving federal taxation.
In 1988, the Moores bought their home on Pochet Inlet in Orleans. He enjoyed many of the usual past-times on the Cape: boating, birding, hiking and golf, but one of his greatest pleasures was his volunteer work with Cape Mediation where he learned conflict resolution skills that he joked were antithetical to his adversarial trial experience. He was also on the boards of Orleans Can and the Orleans Conservation Trust.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years Suzanne, by his daughter Rachel, his daughter Katy Riley and daughter-in-law Paige Riley, and his sister Mary Ellen Moore of Richmond, VA.
Cremation services will be private.
Those wishing to make a charitable contribution in his memory might consider donating to Cape Mediation, the Homeless Prevention Council, the Orleans Conservation Trust, or the Conservation Law Foundation.