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MOORE--Patricia Lambdin. Born February 8, 1920 in Arlington, NJ and died on April 2nd, 2010 at age 90 in Old Greenwich, CT. She was the daughter of a Methodist minister Henry Lyle Lambdin and his wife Cornelia Vivian Morrow formerly of Florham Park, NJ. For 62 years she was married to Sydney Hart Moore. Pat is survived by one dear sister Miriam Lambdin Honey of Chappaqua, NY, two loving sons Henry Hart Moore of Stamford, CT and Andrew Lambdin Moore of New York City as well as four grandchildren. Pat Moore attended Barnard College where she graduated with a degree in English in 1941. During the war she worked as an editor for several publications, including Popular Mechanics, as well as working for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Random House, and later for the New York Graphic Society. Her life long passion for history led her to write a historical non-fiction account of the famous chess playing Turk, which she worked on for 35 years, and finally finished after she had become legally blind. Pat deeply loved her family and worldwide circle of friends. She had a special intuitive sense about helping others in times of need. She will be remembered by all that met her for her keen mind, her love of good conversation and her deep curiosity about life. Pat touched many people throughout the course of her long life and all will miss her sparkling presence. A memorial service will be held for Pat on Tuesday May 4th at 11am at First United Methodist Church in Greenwich, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Planned Parenthood or your favorite charity.

Published in The New York Times on Apr. 9, 2010