I met him in the 1990s in Heidelberg, Germany and i´ll never forget him. I was just a child, but i can remember very good.
He was great and like a grandfather for me. Such a brilliant, funny and amazing person.
All the best for his daughter and wife!
Larry will be so very missed. His razor sharp intellect and his brilliant wit and humor have enriched us all.
One of my closest friends for more than 50 years, (since my Rathskeller days began in August 1961) but not so much for the last 10 years or so due to our mutual stubbornness and downright stupidity. I am happy for our at least partial recent reconciliation and hope that he was too. There are apparently many stories of Larry's wild past, at least some of which are true, but by the time we met his Rathskeller days were behind him and we spent most of those early days drinking, smoking, and (would you believe) playing chess. Those days are sorely missed, as are the more recent ones mostly devoted to eating and drinking (that word again) and socializing with our families. Promising to keep in closer touch with Birgit and Karin in the future.
Larry's passing has left me with sadness. He was truly a unique character and I cherished his humor, his caustic wit and most of all his friendship. We experienced many wonderfull times together while my wife and I lived in San Francisco. Actually at that time, my wife Rosediane traveled extensively so it was mostly Larry and me out on the town enjoying many a good meal accompanied by scintillating conversation (mostly provided by him) and lots of laughter. When we moved to New York our friendship continued through the years which included rendezvous in SF, NYC and Germany. About a month before Larry passed, he emailed me that he was not well and would not be with us much longer. At first I thought this was yet another Larry Moore prank ( he had done this before). However this time it just seemed real. He ended his email by saying that I have been a good friend. It was a touching remark from Larry and I sensed that this email was no joke. We'll Larry, you have been a good friend as well and your spirit will always be with me.
Dan Heffernan & Family
Louise and I got to know Larry (and of course Birgit) while living near them in San Francisco. What a character! His comments were always piercing and funny. He adored our daughter who was also a psychologist and always asked about her. We missed them both when they lived in Germany for a while and then Southern California but reconnected when they returned to the North Bay. He will be sorely missed. Andy Massie
I was a client of Dr. Moore's in the 1980's. My work with him changed the course of my life in a very positive way. I am deeply appreciative of who he was and am sad that he passed at such. Young age. My condolences to Birgitta and Karin.
wir haben Larry vor vielen Jahren bei den
Sulkowskis kennen- und schätzengelernt.
Es war ein toller Tag
Leider haben wir uns nie mehr wiederge-
sehen. Aber vergessen haben wir ihn nicht.
Dir, Birgit, unser herzliches Beileid.
Hannes und Maggy aus Bonn
ich werde Larry immer so in Erinerung behalten, wie ich ihn vor vielen Jahren kennenlernen durfte (Little Red Riding Hood!)
Dear Birgit and Karin,
In 1984 I got to know Larry by my friend Joerg and the three of us spent an axtraordinary and excessive evening in his beautiful “Ostrender house” with numerous drinks..
Larry, at that time best aged and a handsome Gary Cooper look alike, was indeed an impressive personality. He was not only extremely intelligent, intellectual and politacal engaged, he was blessed with a huge sense of humour, sometimes even sarcastic but always emotional and socially oriented…
It´s a pity he has really gone too early!
Achim Werthmann, Berlin, Germany
Dear Birgit & Karin, Ever since you left OHCC, life quieted down without Larry's wry remarks and droll comments. He certainly had a unique take on life but was, at the same time, a realist. He was quite a guy! In sympathy, Ellen & Gary
That is a fabulous photo of Larry! We have such wonderful memories of living above you and Larry at Golden Gate Commons. You and Larry were the only people there who acknowledged that we were alive. We shared many a glass of wine while we talked doom and gloom (you know Larry!!). And when you finally returned from the dreaded south we enjoyed renewing our friendship. He was unique, intriguing, challenging, irreverent, incredibly insightful and always, always compassionate. We will miss him so much.
Dear Birgit and Karin,
I first met Larry (and Birgit) in 1984 – 29 years ago, at least - and ever since - if it was in Berkeley on Ostrander Road, countless times at „The Lobby“, in SFO in different wonderful appartments, in Berlin at „Diener's“ , not to forget our (his) numberless attempts of cooking‘ Fettucine Alfredo‘ - or at last in Santa Rosa – we always had an incredible, outstanding and last, but not least, hilarious time together – packed with esprit, brainpower, keen perception and often a grim sense of humor. Never ever will forget. Man, we'll never get out of this world alive!
Cologne / Germany
Dear Birgit, Even though Larry was his unusual self, I did visit for 3 days in Dec. 2012. He did reminisce about the trip you, Larry, David and I took to Singapore & Bali, as well as his fond memories of Pete, my cat-his 2nd favorite one. Larry was a dear, unique individual and friend. My best to you and Karin. Dolores Cheek
Dearest Birgit and Karin,
Larry surely will be missed by so many friends and colleagues. Yes, he certainly was one of our most unforgettable characters!!! His witty personality and dry sense of humor kept Ed and I laughing many days and nights!!! We always enjoyed the numerous dinner parties we shared together. Since I didn't know Larry professionally, I admired most...his love for all animals....especially his beloved Oki!!!!
Birgit and Karin....looking forward to seeing you anytime in Oceanside....your room is always ready!!!!
With much love and deep sympathy,
col & ed
Birgit and Karin, I'm really sorry to hear about Larry dying. He was one of a kind. So funny and irreverent! I guess he and my mom are probably having some kind of verbal duel in heaven now! Mary Dresser
My dear friend, to re-work the words of our hero Milton Erickson, MD: "Your voice will go with me."
The last substantive paragraph of the obituary captures Larry perfectly. I am honored to have called him friend and to have shared in part of his life. He will always be missed. The picture below represents a spontaneous day together with spontaneous wardrobe.
Reading this obituary helps me understand his beautiful and compassionate daughter even better! I am so sorry you had to lose him. I've always known he was well loved.