ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Catherine Moore, 87 years old, born on June 30, 1932, and passed away on April 28, 2020. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Linda Brecher on May 8, 2021
Cathy was a delightful principal tower with and always felt she was willing to listen.
Had some delicious home cooked meals at her home. She was a terrific chef!
Posted by Karlene Reilly on April 28, 2021
Cathy Moore was a dear friend and a very gracious lady. She was an excellent educator, and always wanted the best for all children at the John F. Kennedy School. Cathy was respected by parents and would spend many hours with them as she discussed their concerns about their children.

Cathy was beloved by the faculty and often shared her beautiful home with us by having get togethers for teachers as we marked special events in our lives. Cathy knew the best restaurants in New York City and she loved to travel and shop. Cathy and her husband Charles were devoted to one another and Cathy never missed a day of school during his illness.

Cathy would often take me and her dear friend, Grace Warner, out to celebrate our birthdays. We always went to Stressa restaurant, a favorite of Cathy’s. A group of us would celebrate Cathy’s June birthday in school with a cake, in what we referred to as “Roy’s shop.” We would have to eat quickly because it during lunch hour. This went on for many years.

We still often think about it now and remember our younger days and our happy memories as we communicate with one another on Facebook. 
Posted by Stella Lawrence on April 28, 2021
Cathy was a loving and caring person. She always made time to talk to anyone who was in need of advice or a shoulder to cry on. She always had a word of kindness and encouraged me to be the best that I could be. I will have her in my heart forever. She is missed.
Posted by Shohreh Kohanzadeh on April 28, 2021
Cathy was one of the most sincere , kind and unique lady that I met in my life
Because of her support I decided to continue my education , and became successful in my adopted country
Missing her
Bless her soul

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Posted by Linda Brecher on May 8, 2021
Cathy was a delightful principal tower with and always felt she was willing to listen.
Had some delicious home cooked meals at her home. She was a terrific chef!
Posted by Karlene Reilly on April 28, 2021
Cathy Moore was a dear friend and a very gracious lady. She was an excellent educator, and always wanted the best for all children at the John F. Kennedy School. Cathy was respected by parents and would spend many hours with them as she discussed their concerns about their children.

Cathy was beloved by the faculty and often shared her beautiful home with us by having get togethers for teachers as we marked special events in our lives. Cathy knew the best restaurants in New York City and she loved to travel and shop. Cathy and her husband Charles were devoted to one another and Cathy never missed a day of school during his illness.

Cathy would often take me and her dear friend, Grace Warner, out to celebrate our birthdays. We always went to Stressa restaurant, a favorite of Cathy’s. A group of us would celebrate Cathy’s June birthday in school with a cake, in what we referred to as “Roy’s shop.” We would have to eat quickly because it during lunch hour. This went on for many years.

We still often think about it now and remember our younger days and our happy memories as we communicate with one another on Facebook. 
Posted by Stella Lawrence on April 28, 2021
Cathy was a loving and caring person. She always made time to talk to anyone who was in need of advice or a shoulder to cry on. She always had a word of kindness and encouraged me to be the best that I could be. I will have her in my heart forever. She is missed.
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In Loving Memory

Catherine "Cathy" Ellison was born in Richmond, Kentucky to Ellen and Hubert Ellison. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati, where she became a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Cathy married Charles Moore in 1954. She received her Master’s Degree from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Cathy began working for Great Neck Public Schools in 1968. She served as Vice Principal of John F. Kennedy Elementary School from 1974 to 1977. She later served as Principal from 1984 to 1996.

Cathy was deeply passionate about education. She kept in touch with many of her former students. She served on the Board of the Great Neck Public Library. She volunteered as the Team Leader Coordinator of the International Federation of University Women Representatives at the United Nations.

Cathy was an avid reader, trailblazer, and humanitarian. She traveled to Vancouver, Paris, Copenhagen, and Africa. Cathy was a dedicated member of the All Saints Episcopal Church. She was a fan of “Downton Abbey." Cathy loved theater and watched the original Broadway cast of "Hamilton." She especially loved her students, friends, and family. She is survived by her son, Carlton.
 
Cathy inspired countless students and brightened many lives.

She will be dearly missed.


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"I tell my students, 'When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else."
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