so on. He was an early advocate of sustainable development, but had little patience for those who took extreme positions that were not economically viable or who had a very short-term perspective to maximize economic return. “The engineer has to listen to other people and help bring things together toward a workable consensus,” he said. “The process requires some compromises, while keeping in mind the ultimate objective—a sustainable world.”
Mr. and Mrs. Moore are survived by their three children, Susan, Bill, and Roy, and eight grandchildren.
Bill and Susan wrote that:
While Bill was a consummate professional and world traveler, he was also a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Genie and Bill had three children and eight grandchildren. His children Susan, Bill, and Roy remembered their father’s deeply held values and that their parents passed on the importance of honesty, integrity, and service–“giving back”–to their children. Bill loved boating on San Francisco Bay and spent many happy and adventuresome hours with his family and friends on small boats.
Bill was a natural leader, a fair and fierce competitor and a creative thinker. And he was not afraid to change his mind if someone else’s idea was better in any situation. He enjoyed a vigorous and healthy exchange of ideas. The well known twinkle in his eye revealed his great pleasure with life.