David Jonathan Moore, 84, of Madison CT died November 1. He was born in Bronxsville, NY April 19, 1937 to the late Millard & Ruth Moore. David is survived by his wife, Margaret “Mardee” Holmes Moore, his daughter Connie Widmann and son-in-law Jamie Widmann of Newtown CT, his son David J. Moore Jr and his daughter-in-law Andrea Moore of Westport CT, his stepson and daughter in law Bill MacKenty and Dagmara MacKenty of Warsaw Poland, and stepdaughter Susan MacKenty Brady and son in law Jamie Brady of Needham MA. David is also survived by his 8 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother Millard Moore.
After attending the Eaglebrook School, the Gunnery School and Rhode Island School of Design David served in the Army Reserves and then joined Doherty, Clifford, Steers and Shenfield, New York. He worked for Bristol Myers Product Group and then joined Conde Nast Publications in 1963.
After a decade with Conde Nast’s House & Garden Magazine, he joined the Hearst Corporation as Director of Advertising for House Beautiful Magazine, then became Publisher of the House Beautiful Home Interest Group then Vice President of Hearst Magazine Division and Publisher of Colonial Holmes Magazine. David then became the Director of the Hearst Home Magazine Group, including popular titles such as Country Living, Victoria, House Beautiful, Countryside, Colonial Holmes and American Home.
In 1992 he founded Endeavour Media, an advertising and marketing company, providing marketing strategy, media planning and national advertising campaign creation for high end dinnerware, crystal and furniture companies.
David loved sailing and over the years was a member of the New York, Saugatuck Harbor and Sachems Head Yacht Clubs. He was an avid golfer and has enjoyed a wonderful group of friends through the game at Old Lyme Country Club. David also enjoyed his art of painting and has been involved as a board member of the Lyme Art Association.
By all accounts, David was a bright light and vibrant spirit, always ready for a party and to gather with others for competitive or social fun. His legacy lives on in his beloved grandchildren: Jimmy Widmann, Sarah Widmann, Tessa Moore, Janna Moore, Ella Moore, Caroline Brady, Abbie Brady and Jana MacKenty. He was loved dearly by so many and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Lyme Art Association in the name of David J. Moore.
A memorial service will be held on November 20, 2021 at Christ Episcopal Church in Guilford, CT at 11:00am.