(2-4-98) -- A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, at the Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church in Roxbury for John Richard Moore, a field education coordinator and part-time faculty member at the Graduate School of Social Work, who died Feb. 1 at his home in Mattapan after a brief illness. He was 50.
Moore was deeply involved in the Boston African-American community as a social worker, teacher, activist and church member. At Boston College, he supervised social work students placed on field assignments in Boston public schools. Moore had been affiliated with GSSW as a field education instructor and advisor since 1987.
He was educated at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and at the Boston University School of Social Work, where he received his master's degree in social service in 1976. He also taught and served as a field education advisor at the BU School of Social Work, and was honored by the school in 1994 with the Hubie Jones Urban Service Award.
Moore served from 1993 to 1995 as an assistant program director at the McKinley Middle School in Boston, and from 1991 to 1993 as a social worker at Children's Hospital in Boston. From 1990 to 1994 he maintained a private practice that focused primarily on African-American family issues.
He was active on various community boards and at the Charles Street AME Church, where he was a youth mentor and former trustee.
Moore leaves his wife, Carol (Bradley), his son, Justin, and his daughter, Stephanie, all of Mattapan; his mother, Bertha, of Dorchester; brothers Eldridge Jr., of Rochester, N.Y., and James of Brockton; and sister Elizabeth Johnson of Dorchester.
Calling hours are from two to four and six to eight p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Davis Funeral Home, 89 Walnut Ave., Roxbury.
Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Biomedical Science Careers Project, 164 Longwood Ave., No. 204, Boston, 02115-5818.
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