Dennis Leebow Death, Obituary – After a brief battle with sickness, Dennis (Denny) P. Moore, 69, a resident of Berwick, passed away on May 27, 2023 at his residence. The 24th of July, 1953 found Denny being born in Frankfort, Maine. He was born to his parents, Earl E. Moore and Helen Janet Moore, and was their son. Denny was born and raised in North Berwick, and he received his high school diploma from Noble in 1971. When he was in high school, he was passionate about playing sports, and he excelled in all of them.
In 1968 and 1970, he was a member of the National Honor Society’s varsity football team, which he assisted in winning both of that years’ state titles. In addition, Denny is a three-time state champion athlete in track and field. He won the state championship in the long jump, the triple jump, and the 100-yard sprint throughout his career. After graduating from high school, Denny enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was assigned to the New River Air Station in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Before he departed from the Marine Corps in 1978 as an E-5 Sergeant, he achieved success in this arena by being selected to the All-Marine Slow Pitch softball team for two consecutive years. In 1978, he also met the woman who would become his wife and the love of his life, Diane M. Beamish, and fell in love with her. Katie Mae was the couple’s daughter; she was born as a result of their union.
The three had a wonderful time spending time together while camping at Sebago Lake State Park. Denny was a devoted follower of the Boston Red Sox and the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he enjoyed bass fishing in his spare time. Before taking his retirement in 2016, Denny worked as a Control Operator at Newington Station for the previous 32 years. After he retired, Denny took up the game of golf and spent a lot of time practicing his swing. You could frequently see him out on the course.
Denny devoted a significant portion of his adult life to fostering the growth of sports in his community. He participated in the activities offered by the Berwick Recreation Department back in the 1990s. In addition to that, he established Berwick Youth Baseball, which is today known as Noble Cal Ripken.
He put in a huge number of hours at Memorial Field, helping to maintain the grounds by mowing the grass, arranging the teams and their equipment, and filling the concession stand. In addition to that, Denny served for a total of 22 years as a member of the I.A.A.B.O. Board 21 Maine State High School Basketball Officials. At one time in his career, he was one of the most well regarded basketball referees in the state.
He served as a referee for a large number of state championships, including those held at the Augusta and Portland Civic Centers. In addition, he served as an umpire for juvenile baseball and softball leagues in the region for a significant portion of his life.