Maurice Perkins Hale, Jr., 88, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Born in Powell, Wyoming on April 1, 1926, Maurice grew up on the farm of his parents, Maurice and Nova Hale. He served in the Navy during World War II, and afterwards attended Union College and LeTourneau University. In 1952 he married Dorothy Joan Grosvenor. The Lord blessed them with four sons and a daughter.
Maurice worked for the General Electric Research Lab and the Burnt Hills School District before retiring in 1991. “Moe,” as he was affectionately known, had a special gift for making people feel valued. His ability to accept others just as they are gave him many friends. He had a keen analytical mind and was interested in a wide variety of subjects. Moe could fix just about anything from TVs to cars. His riding mower was a prized possession, and caring for his Ridge Road property was a favorite pastime.
The great passion of his life was knowing, loving and serving Jesus Christ. He was deeply involved from the beginning in the formation of the East Glenville Community Church and served there in many different roles. His love of the gospel inspired him to support many missions and missionaries. He volunteered for years at the Schenectady City Mission, mentoring men and pointing them towards Christ.
Moe deeply loved his family, cherishing “Doddy,” his dear wife of 63 years, his five children and their spouses, seventeen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He carried them all close to his heart, often calling and encouraging them.
He is survived by his wife,”Doddy”; his brother, David Hale; sisters Margaret Bushnel and Ann Marra; sons James, David, Richard, and Robert; and a daughter, Susan Hale.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday December 6, 2014, at 10:00 AM at the East Glenville Community Church, 351 Saratoga Rd, East Glenville, New York.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Schenectady City Mission.