George C. Moore ’53 died on October 19, 2011, in New York, New York after a bicycle accident on Madison Avenue.
He was born on March 11, 1930, in Westerly, R.I., and prepared for college at Taft School and Portsmouth Priory. He attended Bowdoin from 1949 to 1953, a member of Chi Psi fraternity. He served as a private in the Army, stationed in Munich during the post-World War II occupation, with much of his time spent in Special Service entertaining troops singing and playing piano. He worked for more than 40 years for the George C. Moore Co., an elastic-manufacturing business founded by his grandfather. He was executive vice president, ran the New York City sales office, and sat on the board of directors. He was a pianist, musicologist (particularly of Jerome Kern), and a daily swimmer. For decades, he donated and collected blood for Lenox Hill Hospital and conducted sing-alongs for residents at nursing homes in New York and West Palm Beach. He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Audrey Connell Moore; two sons, Nicholas and George Moore Jr.; five grandchildren; and a brother, Thomas Moore Jr. He was predeceased by his sister, Susan Moore Markham McShane.