James Robinson "Rob" Moorhead

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James "Rob" Robinson Moorhead, 57, of Watson, was taken into God's hands Tuesday, April 19, 2011, due to a bicycling accident. He was an emergency medical services pilot for Metro Aviation servicing Acadian Ambulance. He was born in Bethesda, Md., raised in Gaithersburg, Md., and was a graduate of Principia College, Elsah, Ill. Rob entered the Marine Corps and started his lifelong career as a helicopter pilot. He served with the Marine Reserves, being activated for Operation Desert Storm and retired as a lieutenant colonel. He continued flying for PHI Inc., servicing the oil and gas industry and then devoted 20 years of federal service as a pilot with the Department of Homeland Security-Customs and Border Protection. Rob had a zeal for life and participated in many organizations. He was a member of the Baton Rouge Marine Corps League. He was an avid bicyclist and bagpiper. He piped for U.S. Border Patrol Pipes & Drums; the B.R. Caledonian Pipes & Drums (Caledonian Society of B.R.); and the NaCait Dubh Band (Celtic Society of LA). He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Julie Roane Moorhead; son, David; three daughters, Elizabeth, Victoria, and Amanda; parents, Carlton Charles and Nan Moorhead; brother, Christopher; mother-in-law, Katherine "Billie" Roane; brothers-in-law, Spencer and Randolph Roane; sisters-in-law, Katherine "Jan" Heining, Pamela (Mike) Trenchard, Ellen (Sarah Hopkins); eight nephews and four nieces. A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, April 23, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2021 Tara Blvd, Baton Rouge, Pastor Mike Button presiding. Burial at Port Hudson National Cemetery, Zachary, on Wednesday, April 27, at 12:30 p.m. Rob was struck while training for the 4th Annual Brotherhood Bicycling Ride, dedicated to the emergency responders who died in the line of duty. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at Rob's website http://www.active.com:80/donate/brotherhood ride2011/RobMoorhead or to Brotherhood Ride, P.O. Box 110862, Naples, FL 34108.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Apr. 22 to Apr. 23, 2011