WVCSD mourns the loss of Charles Moore, beloved bus driver


WVCSD mourns the loss of Charles Moore, beloved bus driver

December 7, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that we share the sad news of the passing of Mr. Charles “Charlie” Moore, a longtime — and exceedingly popular — bus driver with the Warwick Valley Central School District. 

“Charlie was absolutely loved by the students on his bus and their families,” said WVCSD Supervisor of Transportation Laura Chaluisan. 

Charlie was well known for his commitment to his district routes and the children of Warwick. His colleagues said that as rare as it was for Charlie to miss a day of work, it was even more rare to see him without a smile on his face. He shared his great sense of humor with everyone and had the kind of laugh that was catching. 

“Charlie was more than an exemplary employee,” said Ms. Chaluisan. “He always did the right thing; always had kind and helpful words for the people around him.”

District families have been calling the transportation office with their kind remembrances and condolences, and to inquire about services and donations. 

Memorial visitation will be on Monday, December 12, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home (17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick).

If you would like to make a memorial donation, please consider the John Theurer Cancer Research Center at Hackensack University Medical Center (92 Second St., Hackensack, NJ 07601).

The following is from the obituary of Charles. W. Moore.

Charles W. Moore of Warwick, NY, (formerly of Paterson, NJ) passed away on December 5, 2022 with his loving family by his side. He was 68 years old. 

Born in Paterson, NJ, on October 5, 1954, he was one of ten children born to the late Charles and Ellen (Palfi) Moore.

Charles was a letter carrier in Saddle River, NJ, for 30 years. After retirement from the U.S. Postal Service, Charles drove a school bus for the Warwick Valley Central School District.

Charles loved to talk to people and he loved his animals. Charles is survived by his loving wife, Cathy (nee Sniffen); sons Jason and his wife Tricia, and Charles W. Moore III, both of Warwick; and three grandchildren whom he adored: Rylee, Camryn, and Taylor.

This poem by Kelly Roper is hanging in the transportation office in Charlie’s memory.

Not a Day Will Go By
Not a minute, not an hour,
Not a day will go by
We won’t think of you, Charlie
And smile or sigh.
You enriched our lives
While you were here.
Now we must learn to live
Without you so near.
Time may soften the blow,
But your memory won’t fade.
Not a day will go by
We won’t wish you could have stayed.

Please join us in offering our deepest sympathies to the Moore family and everyone who knew and loved Charles. Also, gratitude for the care and dedication Charles gave to the children of this community for so many years. 



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