Deron C. Moore

In Loving Memory of Deron C. Moore

January 6, 1960-October 25, 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Deron Charles Moore, a beloved father, husband, “papa,” and friend to many. Deron left this world on October 25, 2023, at the age of 63.

Deron was a pillar of strength and kindness in the Omaha community. He touched the lives of countless individuals with his unwavering support and service as a police officer.

Deron was preceded in death by his father, Warren Charles Moore; father-in-law, Daniel Breen; and mother-in-law, Ruth Breen. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Patty Moore; children: Mallorie Curran (Seth), Matthew Moore (Jillian), and Jamie Jacobs (Jason); grandchildren: Maddox, Landon, McKenna, and Harper; mother, Margaret Moore; siblings, Scott (Kim), Brian (Gina), and Dave (Elena); many relatives and friends. He leaves behind a legacy of service to others, a child-like sense of adventure, and a deep love for his family. He will be missed dearly.

Deron was born on January 6, 1960, in Omaha, Nebraska. Growing up, Deron’s father, Warren, moved the family around the country due to work. The family spent time in Des Moines, Long Beach, and Cedar Rapids before moving back to Omaha in 1974. Deron graduated from Omaha Burke High School in 1978 and began attending classes at the University of Omaha (UNO) while working security for Brandeis Department Store.

While working at Brandeis, Deron met Patty. During their initial conversation, they found out not only did they graduate from the same high school class, but they worked at the same employer when they were 16 years old. While they had multiple opportunities to meet before Brandeis, when their paths finally did cross again, their relationship blossomed into one of humor, adventure, and love.

In 1984, Deron began his career as an officer at the Omaha Police Department. His occupation reflected his commitment to the Omaha community and the importance he placed on service-leadership. He was a respected officer and was awarded such merits as “Police Officer of the Month” in December of 2005. After his retirement from the police force in 2007, he continued to work part-time in public safety.

Deron was passionate about hiking, cycling, and camping. On any given day, Deron could be found on the mountain bike trails of Tranquility or Swanson. Deron was a seasoned explorer as well, embarking on many camping trips to various local and national parks and forests. His love for the outdoors will be remembered fondly by those who biked, hiked, or camped with him.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Deron’s life will be held on November 10, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., with a Visitation at 10:00 a.m., at Heafey Hoffmann Dworak & Cutler (7805 W. Center Road. Omaha, NE 68124). In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed by the family.  The family plans to donate to organizations that honor Deron’s passion for biking and hiking; while providing ongoing enjoyment for others in the years to come.

Deron Charles Moore will be deeply missed, but his spirit will continue to shine through the cherished memories he leaves behind. May he rest in eternal peace.

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  • Diane Barton Posted October 31, 2023 6:20 pm

    I loved Deron like a brother. He was a good solid man and he will be deeply missed! So sorry for his family’s loss.

  • Nancy Petersen Posted November 1, 2023 6:45 am

    Patty, I’m so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Donna Bartolome Posted November 1, 2023 6:47 am

    Patty and Family:
    I’m so sorry for your loss, I only hope the memories you have will help you through these difficult times.
    Sincerely, Donna

  • Kristy Stevens Posted November 1, 2023 9:04 am

    Our hearts go out to you and your family, Patty! Much love and many hugs!

  • Charlie Venditte Posted November 1, 2023 11:34 am

    Deron was a great police officer and friend. Many good memories with Deron and I will always remember his cool, calm demeanor when dealing with people. Deron, you will be missed but not forgotten. My sincere sympathy to Deron’s wife Patty and family.

  • shelli hulsing Posted November 1, 2023 11:43 am

    I’m so very sorry for your loss, Patti. Sending you big hugs and sincere condolences.

  • Wayne melcher Posted November 1, 2023 2:59 pm

    Condolences to your family

  • Al Martinez Jr. Posted November 1, 2023 3:14 pm

    I worked with Deron what a great officer. Our condolences to his family and many prayers.

  • Barb Hoffman Posted November 1, 2023 3:27 pm

    I was so sad to hear this Patty, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Edward Sinkevich Posted November 1, 2023 3:40 pm

    Deron we had great times working downtown area on bike patrol ,then after retirement at the library Rest in Peace Brother Condolences to the family

  • Brenda Smith Posted November 1, 2023 4:59 pm

    Deron was such a calm, down-to-earth person and, a really good police officer. He always had a nice smile! So very sorry for your loss.

  • Jennifer Eblen Posted November 1, 2023 6:58 pm

    My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Sue Clark Posted November 1, 2023 10:37 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss!! Deron was always a professional yet fun person who brightened many lives. RIP.
    Sue and Dennis Clark

  • Ashley Thomalla Posted November 2, 2023 10:04 am

    Thinking of you and your family Patty and sending positive thoughts your way.

  • Andrea Gaylord Posted November 2, 2023 12:00 pm

    Patty and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Deron was a great person and he will be greatly missed by everyone here at OPD. Love, Andrea & Crystal

  • Jerry Siedlik Posted November 2, 2023 5:57 pm

    Very sad to hear of Deron’s passing. He was a positive guy in so many ways. A great officer and friend.

  • David Herman Posted November 3, 2023 9:25 am

    Sorry for the passing of your father. RIP Deron.

  • Barb Muldoon Posted November 5, 2023 7:43 am

    Patty, our deepest sympathies to you and your family. A beautiful , caring person taken much too soon. Our thoughts are with you .🤗🙏
    Barb & Tim

  • Garry Gernandt Posted November 5, 2023 4:06 pm

    Deeply sadden to hear of Deron’s passing. Condolences to his family. Rest in Peace, blue.

  • Denise Cunningham Frey Posted November 5, 2023 4:41 pm

    Deron was a really good guy. He loved his family, was very kind and was a fantastic officer. I enjoyed working with him.. He will be missed. Rest in Heaven.

  • John Young Posted November 6, 2023 8:03 am

    Deron and I talked all the time, even after retiring, our kids played soccer together, I will miss him like a brother….love ya man…!

  • Jack ODonnell Posted November 7, 2023 8:44 am

    Deron lived with a peaceful soul and a grateful heart. Deron made a difference in the lives of many. Condolences to all family. and friends.

    Jack ODonnell

  • Paula Timperley Posted November 7, 2023 7:05 pm

    Deron and I came on the OPD together he was a great officer to work with , my condolences to his family and we will all miss him .

  • Michele Bang Posted November 7, 2023 9:29 pm

    Deron was a kind and thoughtful officer. I worked with him as a rookie and he taught me much about law enforcement. I always enjoyed chatting with him. Patty – you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Robyn Larson Posted November 8, 2023 8:30 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Patty.

  • Anthony Ward Posted November 8, 2023 2:15 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family. Deron was a good friend, a good officer and wonderful person. You will be missed my friend.

  • Rick Raper Posted November 8, 2023 4:09 pm

    Deron and I came on the OPD in the same class, worked together in the downtown area for many years, retired at the same time and then we started working part time at the library. I always enjoyed chatting with him, liked his sense of humor and admired his work ethic. He was a good friend and great Officer who was taken way to early.
    Thoughts and prayers to Patty and his entire family.

  • Bobby Vondrasek Posted November 9, 2023 7:51 am

    Will miss you Deron! We came to the Academy together. Worked our first three years together on midnights. Lots of great experiences together as Rookies.
    My condolences Patty. It just doesn’t seem fair, but the Lord must have his reasons. I know Deron will be put to much use in heaven being a mentor for souls seeking guidance on earth.

  • Jim Preiner Posted November 9, 2023 6:29 pm

    So sorry to hear of Deron passing. We worked together at Brandeis in the Loss Prevention office until I left to work in OPD Detention. About a year later it was great to meet again as recruits in the OPD Police Academy. We eventually worked together downtown as Patrol and Beat Officers. He had a great demeanor and work ethic. I met him, crossing paths, a little more than a year ago in the morning at a gas station where we had great conversation about anything and everything that lasted about a half hour. Deron was a great guy that was well liked by everyone I knew. We will all miss him.

  • Olivia Fontaine Posted November 10, 2023 10:02 am

    Uncle Deron always seemed to have a slightly ornery, wry smile on his face with a twinkle in his eye. He will be missed. Sending our condolences and so sorry we couldn’t be there today, Thinking of you all today. Love, Liv and Jarrett Fontaine and fam

  • Shelly Posted November 10, 2023 11:42 am

    My heart breaks for you and your family Patty. My prayers are with you. May God bring you peace and understanding in the coming days and may all of your memories be a blessing!

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