Richard Paul Shore, age 87, an industrial psychologist who pioneered an agenda for work-family policy issues from his position in the Office of the Secretary at the US Department of Labor, died Thursday, March 9, 2017.
A celebration of life will take place at noon Saturday, March 25 at Smith & Porter Restaurant, 428 S. Second St., Minneapolis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Memory Care, Abiitan Mill City, in Minneapolis; or the Leo and Doris Hadroff Memory Pavillion at Sholom West in St. Louis Park.
Shore, a native of Detroit, MI, served in the US Army during the Korean War.
He earned his doctorate at Wayne State University in 1963, and then became an assistant professor of psychology at Bowling Green State University.
Richard worked at the Department of Labor from 1965 to 1990, before joining the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.
In retirement, he tutored elementary school students in Ithaca, NY, and later in Minneapolis.
Richard received the Work-Life Legacy Award from the Families and Work Institute in 2008.
He possessed an acerbic wit, as well as a playful teasing manner that he reserved mostly for children.
An avid follower of current affairs, Richard was a dedicated Democratic activist.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Phyllis Moen; three daughters, Roberta Shore Maguire of Oshkosh, WI, Linda Shore of Bethesda, MD, and Deborah Moen of Cokato; and five grandchildren, Tara Maguire, Kirstin Maguire Hopkins, James Moen, Matthew Derry and William Frickstad.
Richard was predeceased by a daughter, Melanie Moen; and his brother, Reuben Shore.
A previous marriage to Ann Shore ended in divorce.