Laughing at Her Stumbles
For all of Sharon Moore's beauty and elegance ‹ a slender 5 feet, 9 inches, she was a sometime model whose photo was featured in an issue of Esquire ‹ she lacked a certain physical grace. "She was a very clumsy person," said Barbara Bridges, Ms. Moore's mother. "She was always falling."
But Ms. Moore, 37, and a native New Yorker, was not embarrassed by her many stumbles. "She would come home and tell us how she fell," said her brother, Raybury Moore. "She was able to laugh at it."
Though her relationship with gravity was undeniable, Ms. Moore, a vice president at Sandler O'Neill, had another side that was less evident. "At her memorial service, I said a few words, but one thing I didn't convey is how funny she was," said her brother. She was even thinking of pursuing a career as an actor or comedian, he said.
With her gone, there is less to laugh about. Ms. Moore's son, Lance, was a Thanksgiving baby, said his grandmother. He will be 15 at the end of this month. "But I don't think there will be a Thanksgiving here this year," said Ms. Bridges. "I don't really feel like Thanksgiving."
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on November 18, 2001.