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Bruce E. Moody

July 10, 1927–November 18, 2023


Born in San Jose, CA, living his early years in Palo Alto, Bruce attended Palo Alto High School, where his father was a teacher. In 1950, he earned his degree in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. At Cal, he competed on the water polo team and was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.


In 1953, Bruce married Lois Moulin, also a Berkeley graduate. After briefly living in San Francisco and Belvedere, they settled in Tiburon in 1959, where they built their home and raised their three children: Tod, Duncan and Janet.


Bruce co-founded Walker and Moody Architects in 1958 in San Francisco, through which he designed many innovative, well-loved residences, restaurants and commercial buildings locally, including Tia Maria restaurants and Pier 39. Bruce also designed several breweries for his dear friends the Dave Martin family, including Twenty Tank in San Francisco, and Triple Rock and Jupiter in the Trumpetvine Court in Berkeley, both of which earned awards from the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association. He also designed structures across the country and abroad.


During their worldwide travels, Bruce and Lois enjoyed studying wildlife, nature and cultural history in, among other places, Japan, Spain, Costa Rica, Mexico, India, Africa, Peru and the American West. They also sailed in the San Juan and Tongan islands, Desolation Sound, the coasts of Turkey and Croatia, cruised the Canal du Midi in France, and fished in Alaska.


He spent treasured time at the San Francisco Yacht Club sailboat racing, cruising, and rowing and was a member of the Classic Yacht Association. In addition to having a love for boating, he also enjoyed carving stone sculptures and hunting on his property in the South Bay.


His know-how, sense of humor, and care, none of which declined in his 96 years, will be missed by his family and community.


Bruce is survived by his wife of 70 years, Lois; sons Tod and Duncan; daughter Janet; their spouses; and six grandchildren.


No memorial service is planned.



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