Donald D., beloved husband of Patricia (nee Schweitzer), loving father of Cara (Jamie) Van Steelandt and Adam (Linda) Moore, dear brother-in-law of Sharon Keller and step-grandfather of Steffan and Connor Van Steelandt. Friday, September 19, 2014. Age 78 years. Visitation 10:30 AM Friday, followed by a 12 Noon Funeral Service at the Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home, 2880 Boudinot Ave., 45238. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to cato.org.
Having grown up in Price hill, Don had a strong connection to the west side from early on. Most of his childhood he lived on S. Clerose Cir and attended Carson Elementary School before graduating from Western Hills High School in 1954.
He graduated from the University Of Cincinnati College Of Pharmacy in 1963 and married his wife Patricia in 1966. The couple shared their interest in travel for several years before having their children, Cara and Adam. Don was exemplary in his lifelong dedication to his wife and children.
Don loved to travel and especially enjoyed family vacations out West. One of his favorite destinations was San Diego, California, where he enjoyed touring up and down the coastline. He and Pat fondly told stories of exploring the Grand Canyon where they hiked down to the Indian village of Supai to see the beautiful turquois waterfalls.
Don became an icon in the community. He purchased Moore Pharmacy at 801 Elberon Ave in the spring of 1982. He nurtured the business there for several years, later moving to the current location at 4486 W. 8th Street (formerly Hartlaub Pharmacy). He then added the compounding side of the business and was proud to offer specialized prescriptions. He took great personal interest in his patients and endeavored to help solve their problems.
Entering the pharmacy you would hear Don talking politics, listening to his Jazz favorites, and engaging in personal stories with his customers. With each prescription came a free dose of his philosophy.
Don welcomed all into his store (unless, of course, you parked in the pharmacy lot and shopped elsewhere for more than 30 minutes!)
He took special pride in mentoring future pharmacists and clerks alike. He was enthusiastic about teaching; and for many years, was a part of the University Of Cincinnati’s Pharmacy intern/extern program which provided him with the opportunity to share his vast wisdom with many fortunate pharmacy students.
He was passionate about his work and all it encompassed. Anyone coming into the drug store would appreciate his beautiful antique cabinets filled with the diverse collection of pharmaceutical antiquities, some thoughtfully donated by customers and friends.
Don – Dad – Mr. Moore - Husband, Father, Friend and confidant.
This strong and compassionate man will be remembered through all of the love, strength, and wisdom he imparted.