A thank-you to James Rolph Moore
The John Marsh Historic Trust lost one of its greats friends and supporters with the passing of James Rolph Moore on March 20, 2012.
“His gifts made it possible for us to invest in emergency repairs as well as supply the required matching funds for the major grants we have obtained from the California Cultural and Historical Endowment,” said President Gene Metz. “His vitality, keen interests, broad insights and physical acuity only added to his remarkable nature.”
Moore was the great-grandson of “Sunny Jim” Rolph, who was Mayor of San Franciso, Governor of California and on the Board of Directors of Byron Hot Springs, Inc. Mr. Moore’s obituaryt includes a partial list of his board service and leadership positions including The Society of California Pioneers, The Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley, The U. C. Berkeley Foundation, The Oakland Museum Association, The Boy Scouts of America, and The Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland. Jim was also a Life Member of the University of California Alumni Association, a Berkeley Fellow, and a member of the Bohemian Club and the Pacific Union Club.
“An important aspect of his philosophy of life was the idea of giving something back, and he lived his life in a way that exemplified that spirit,” according to the obituary appearing in Bay Insoder obituary.
The John Marsh Historic Trust greatly appreciates the support provided by Mr. Moore, without whom our work would not have been possible.
To read Mr. Moore’s entire obituary, click here: