Celebration of Life set for former youth and Mountain View baseball coach Brian Moore

(Family Photo)

Brian “BC” Moore passed away Monday, February 20, 2023 surrounded by family and friends in Phoenix. He was born November 9th, 1961 to Robert and Wilma Moore in Indianapolis, IN. He leaves behind his wife Jane Moore; children Stacia and Tony Pitcher, Kendra and Craig Lewis, Austin and Sarah Moore; grandchildren Ben, Zoey, Everett, Nora, and Peyton; and sister Eliza Linda Ellen Daniel.

A celebration of life will be held Friday, March 31, 2023 at 10 a.m. at St. Marks United Methodist Church – 1431 W Magee Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you sponsor your local Little League team, or make a donation to St. Jude’s in his name. 

Brian and his family moved to Tucson from Gary, IN, where they put roots down and raised the “boys.” Growing up, Brian delivered newspapers, worked for Video Concepts, then finally joined the police department.

Brian was a collector; mostly of baseball cards, hats, and police department patches. His card collection is the most impressive though. Once he was recognized on the Tucson evening news for his collection. Brian was also a junior high youth group leader at his church and a little league baseball coach.

When Brian was accepted into the Tucson Police Department as a recruit in 1984, he had a goal of helping kids in trouble. He was known for gaining respect and finding common ground. He spent 26 1/2 years as a police officer and detective before retiring.

In 1986 he married his beautiful bride Jane whom he met at church camp. Brian was almost late for his own wedding but was saved by their matchmaker Bonnie Peggs. In 1987 they began to grow their family and put down roots in Tucson. By 1994 their family was complete and then began the real fun.

Life was filled with Marriage Encounter, soccer, softball, baseball, volleyball, band, Girl Scouts, church, school dances with the kids, and everything in between. He made every effort to be at all the functions while balancing a marriage and a career. He truly was super dad and he supported his family every second. Even in soccer season.

He spent his retirement on various endeavors. Embroidery, coaching, traveling, watching endless hours of sports on TV, baseball card collecting and sorting, house projects, and even more coaching. He came out of retirement in 2014 where he worked for OCWI, and most recently Bank of America.

In 2019 he became a grandfather, or Grumpy as the kids called him. He loved all of his grand kids and had so much fun playing silly little tricks on them and making them smile. He may have been called Grumpy but he was far from it when the grand kids were around. He was the best Grumpy there ever was.

There will forever be a hole in our hearts and we will miss his dry sense of humor and cans of peanuts around the house. But we are so thankful for the time we had and the people he brought into our lives.

For the record… BC stands for what you think it stands for… and if you didn’t know this already, Bob Holliday was Brian’s sixth grade teacher.

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