Mark B. Moffett

Mark B. Moffett, 84, of North Kingstown, RI passed away just after 1:00am on March 14, 2019.

He was the beloved husband of Marilyn (Liechty) Moffett for fifty-seven years.

Born in Orrville, OH, he was the eldest son of the late Rexford and Mary (Beyer) Moffett. He was a resident of Waterford, CT for twenty-two years prior to moving to North Kingstown.

He received both a BS and Master’s Degree from MIT; and his doctorate from Brown University.

Dr. Moffett worked as a physicist for The Naval Undersea Warfare Center in New London and Newport and later was the Assistant Professor of Ocean Engineering at URI after retiring.

For most of his career he worked as a civil servant for the Navy and secured four patents in the course of his designs for sonar systems for the government. He was well-known in his field for his research.

He was a member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers and the Sigma Xi Honorary Scientific Society and was a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America.

He was honored with the Key to the City of Orrville and served on the Board of Trustees for the Waterford Public Library.

An avid musician his entire life, he was a gifted saxophonist (alto, tenor, baritone, bass, and Cmelody) in numerous community, Dixieland, jazz, and concert bands, quartets and various ensembles.

He was a long-time member of the Westerly and Lafayette Bands and a founding member of the Waterford Community Band.

He was an avid exercise and nutrition enthusiast, long-time swimmer, runner, and Red Sox fan.

Mr. Moffett was an Eagle Scout.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Alice M. Schultz (Michael) of Titusville,

FL; Bonnie M. Palmer (Michael) and Mary M. Childs (James) of Waterford, CT; and son David L. Moffett (Cheryl) of Palos Heights, IL. He was the brother to Charles Moffett (Sally) of Tucson and to the late Christine (Gordon, deceased) Brain. He was the proud grandfather of 9 grandchildren.

A Memorial Service for Mark will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 1:30pm at the United Methodist Church in East Greenwich, 1558 South County Trail. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the United Way will be appreciated. For information and condolences visit:

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