A memorial service will be held September 4 at 1pm at Joan of Arc Church in Alton, NH, for Leo B. Moore, professor emeritus of management. Professor Moore, a Lexington resident who frequently spent summers in Alton, died August 1 of pneumonia at Winchester Hospital at the age of 78.
Professor Moore was an authority on industrial standards engineering as well as organizational and personnel management. He served on the board of directors of several companies.
Born in Springfield, he received an SB and SM from MIT in business and engineering administration in 1937 and 1949, respectively. During World War II he served as deputy director of intelligence for the US Signal Corps in Europe. He joined the Sloan School staff as an instructor in 1946, became an assistant professor in 1951, associate professor in 1959 and professor in 1967. He retired in 1980.
Professor Moore received several awards for his teaching and research. In 1958 he was made a Fellow of the Standards Engineers Society, which cited him for having "done more than any other person to interest young engineers in the problem of standards."
Survivors include his wife, Christine (Baniox); four sons, Thomas A. and Charles P., both of Cincinnati, John E. of Bedford, N.H., and Richard J. of Reading; a daughter, Susan Cohen of Beverly; a brother, Robert, a sister, Barbara Falls, both of Brockton; and 10 grandchildren.
A version of this article appeared in the August 25, 1993 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 38, Number 3).