Sylvanus "Sly" Moore, 75

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BATH — Sylvanus “Sly” Moore, 75, of Bath, died Feb. 8 from complications of mesothelioma.

He was born Nov. 1, 1937, in Bath to John and Mabel Moore.

He grew up working the waters of Maine as a clam digger and sea moss harvester and later went on to run Moore’s Market at Winnegance. He finished his career as a ship fitter and material clerk for Bath Iron Works.

Moore served in the National Guard and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion. He enjoyed collecting baseball cards, comic books and other collectables.

He was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed listening to talk radio. He also enjoyed living as his alter ego, “The Durango Kid.”

He will be remembered for his kind spirit and willingness to help people.

He is survived by a sister, Lona Mott of Phippsburg; a brother, Robert Moore of Bath; son John Moore of Freeport; son Matthew Moore and his wife Dorthy, of Phippsburg; daughter April Moore of Wakefield, Mass.; two granddaughters whom he cherished; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Sandra Merry Main.

There will be no services, but a celebration of life is planned for later this spring.