Timothy J. Moore

Timothy J. Moore

Jan. 27, 1956 – Dec. 2, 2021

Timothy J. Moore, age 65, of Homer, Alaska, passed peacefully from this world into the loving arms of Jesus, the Great Fisher of Men on Dec. 2, 2021. Tim fought AML with the same courage, strength, passion, faith and grace that he lived his life. Tim was a dedicated and loving husband, devoted father, wonderful grandpa and a loyal friend. We will forever carry him close in our hearts!

After his family, Tim enjoyed hunting and sport fishing, but commercial fishing was his passion. Born Jan. 27, 1956 in Denver and raised in Colorado, his first fishing experience was setnetting for salmon on his Uncle Pat McElroy’s sites as a skinny 13-year-old during a summer visit to Alaska in 1967. In 1984 Tim moved from Colorado to Alaska with his two daughters from a previous marriage and started setnetting as a family in Kasilof. In 1986 he married his wife, Peggy, and welcomed her two children into the family. That same year, Tim acquired the F/V Dutch Maid and began herring seining in Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet. In 1991, he bought the F/V Iliamna Bay and expanded his fisheries to include Togiak herring and halibut. The F/V Iliamna Bay started off his Prince William Sound (PWS) salmon seining career, where he made many memories fishing with the family and some amazing crew. Tim fished the F/V Marandah from 2003-2020 when his illness forced him to retire. Well known for always exploring new places (rock piles) to set his net, he never lost his wonder at the beauty and adventure of fishing and life in Alaska.

Tim was a leader and defender of fishery resources. He served on various boards and as the Homer Alyeska/SERVS fishermen’s representative. Most notable was Tim’s service on the Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation (PWSAC) board from 2004 through October 2021 (2015-2020 as Chairman). He was recently honored by induction into the UFA hall of fame for his lifetime of fishing accomplishments and dedication.

Tim was an excellent listener as well as an incredible mentor and so much more! He left an indelible mark on the hearts and lives of his family, friends and acquaintances. His light will live on in the stories and remembrances we share with one another in the years to come!

Tim is survived by his wife, Peggy; children; Kimberly Bowser (and Matthew) of Kasilof, Alaska, Bryan Duncan (and Nicole) of Soldotna, Alaska, Kristen Edwards (and Bridger) of Meridian, Idaho, and Hillary Seger (and Carl) of Ashland, Oregon; grandchildren Brehnden, Miriam, Ethan, Myla, Apphia, Brielle, Fritz, Esther, Nora and Finn; his sister Kathleen Sue Perez of North Platte, Nebraska; his Uncle and Aunt, Pat & MaryJo McElroy; as well as two nieces, a nephew and numerous cousins in Alaska and the Lower 48. Tim is preceded in death by his parents Harvey and Dorothy Moore and his brother Harvey Moore Jr.

Celebration of Life & Fishermen’s Farewell dates TBA