Arizona Silent Service Memorial |  honoring those who served

The Arizona Silent Service Memorial (ASSM) Foundation is deeply saddened by the passing of its Chairman Tim Moore on 31 July 2020.  The Foundation is extremely grateful for the work and accomplishments that Tim achieved during his nearly three years of dedication to the effort in the position as Chairman.  The Foundation sends its sincerest condolences to Tim's family and his close friends.  Tim's family has asked that anyone wishing to send their own condolences to please do so in the form of sending donations in Tim's name to the ASSM Memorial. For those who wish to donate, please click here to take you to the ASSM's "How to Donate" page where there are several alternatives are presented.  For those who wish to leave your comments and add your memories of Tim, please Click here which will take you to a memorial page made just  for Tim's family and friends. 

A Tribute to Tim Moore

Tim's Memorial Service will be held as follows:

2:00 PM, Thursday, 13 August 2020

Salvation Army

17420 Avenue of the Arts, Surprise, AZ 85378

Due to COVID-19 Attendance is Restricted

Please RSVP by clicking here if you plan to attend.

For those who are unable to attend, Tim's family has arranged for a "Virtual Remembrance Ceremony".  It will be on Thursday, 13 August 2020 at 2:00 pm Arizona Time (Pacific Time).

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the ASSM.

   On 31 July 2020, Tim Moore Chairman of the Arizona Silent Service Memorial (ASSM) Committee departed on Eternal Patrol.  Tim took over the ASSM project about 3 years ago to raise the funds necessary to establish a permanent memorial on the Arizona State Captiol grounds in Phoenix.  Tim was totally successful as on 20 June 2020, the project was approved by the State's Administration. Tim worked very hard to accomplish the project's goals and was successful in raising the funds necessary to allow the project to happen. 

   Tim Moore was born on 22 April 1942 in Findley, Hancock County, Ohio to Donald Edward and Jessie Helen (nee Wisterman) Moore. Tim was the couple's second child. He had an older sister, Caryl Sue born in 1940, who passed away in 2015 while residing in Gig Harbor, Washington.  It was sometime between Tim's birth in 1942 and 1951, the family moved to the Phoenix, Arizona area.  Tim attended and graduated from Washington High School in 1960. 

    During his high school years Tim was very active in sports, to include football and baseball and he participated in many social activities.  He was in the schools band and was the Student Council's Vice President.  As noted in his year book his ambition was to be "Master of all trades." Here is his HS photo. 

   Tim joined the Navy right out of high school and his first Naval ship was the aircraft carrier, USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14).  He became a Radioman and served on the carrier from 1961 to 1962.  His first submarine assignment was the nuclear powered fast attack submarine, USS Seawolf (SSN 575) where he served 1962 to 1963 becoming a Radioman Second Class Petty Officer and became qualified in submarines.  While serving on Seawolf he made two patrols.  In 1963, Tim was then assigned to the diesel submarine, USS Croaker (SS-246).  The last assignment of his four years in the Navy was aboard the nuclear powered submarine, USS Skipjack (SSN 585).  Tim took his discharge from the Navy and entered University of Washington in Seattle.  He then settled in Peoria, Arizona after that and became a member of the USSVI's (U.S. Submarine Veterans) Perch Base Chapter. 

   Photos shown below were captured from Tim's Facebook profile.

Tim Moore 2015
Tim Moore 2017 Munich, Germany
Tim Moore 2018

A tribute to Tim Moore


I have one consolation that lives with me today.

That God is near to them, in His own special way.

So God in all your mercy, keep near Thyself the soul,

Of every submariner, still on his final patrol.

Lord, this departed shipmate with dolphins on his chest

Is part of an outfit known as the best.

Make him welcome and take him by the hand.

You will find without a doubt, he was the best in the land.

So, Heavenly Father add his name to the roll

Of our departed shipmates still on patrol.

Let them know that we who survive

Will always keep their memories alive.


Sailors and Tim Moore, Rest Your Oars!


THANK YOU TIM for all your hard work work on the ASSM.  You and thousands of submariner memories will be perpetuated forever because of the ASSM. 

A note from the Boat Yeo:  The term Eternal Patrol is used by submariners to honor and pay tribute to those who lost their lives while serving on submarines that were lost as well as submariners who died from other causes.  An Internet website maintained by volunteer veteran submariners presents information about the losses of submarines during World War II and the Cold War.  The website is: www.oneternal  This website is where you will find the names and photographs of the submarines that were lost, the conditions and descriptions of when they were lost, and the names and photographs of those who are known to have perished with them.  This is an excellent effort.

   With respect to the use of the term "Eternal Patrol," one source explains that when the nuclear powered U.S.S. Thresher (SSN 593) was lost " sea, Thresher was not decommissioned by the U.S. Navy and remains on "Eternal Patrol." (An extract from USS TUNNY: A History, Tribute, and Memoir, page 640).


Website developed and maintained by Ray Olszewski USS TUNNY (SSG-282) 1958-1962 Boat Yeoman YN1(SS) and IS1(SS) USSVI Life Member and Author of USS TUNNY: A History, Tribute and Memoir.