Elmore “Moe” Wallin


Moe was born in Aberdeen, Washington on February 2, 1932, and died on September 15, 2012, in Seattle, Washington. He graduated from Weatherwax High School in Aberdeen near the top of his class and was Faculty Speaker. He received a four-year scholarship to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland where he was editor of the newspaper and received his B. S. degree. From Hopkins he went to Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York where he earned his Master’s degree.

He returned to the West Coast and worked for the Seattle Times newspaper until his military service with the U.S. Coast Guard. After sea duty with the Coast Guard, he became the Public Relations Officer for the 13th Coast Guard District. His next step was going to work for the Boeing Company as a Technical Writer and when he retired he was the Manager of Graphics for Boeing Aerospace. After retiring, he became an enthusiastic gardener at the Interbay P-Patch.

He was dearly loved and will be missed by his wife, Sharyn; and his family, Steve and Liz Wallin, Tom and Kay Wallin, Tommy Wallin, and Kristen and Dominic Novak.

A celebration of his life was held for family and friends on October 7, 2012. Remembrances may be sent to the P-Patch Trust (on line at www.ppatchtrust.org) or your favorite charity.