If only our love could have been stronger than pancreatic cancer, he would still be with us.
Larry was born the last son to Russell and Agnes Moore in Powell, where he grew up on the homestead. Farming was a part of his early life and the roots of that life continued to feed him as he moved eastward.
His education in Powell fueled a lifelong love of learning, an appreciation of music in all forms and a desire to learn new things and experience new places and situations. After graduating from college, he moved to the East to teach English and drama at private schools including Lakemont Academy, St. Paul’s School for Boys and Oakwood School.
A career change moved him to nursing with a degree from Orange County Community College and NP studies at Pace University. For over 25 years he worked for the Department of Corrections mostly at Downstate Correctional Facility. His co-workers there were amongst his many friends.
Photography was a lifelong love for Larry, and he spent his high school years photographing for the yearbook and newspaper. He made it part of his teaching through the years as well. Along with his wife Brooke, he spent many years capturing the significant events and moments in the lives of the many clients they shared. In the later years he devoted himself more to video productions than stills, but his clear view of things shone through both aspects.
Travel was the highlight of his life. Amongst the places he visited were his favorite city, London, as well as the countries of China, New Zealand, Wales and Scotland. Eastern Canada and all through New England and the mid-Atlantic. Every trip was a feast of scenery, activities, photographing and meeting the locals. Deciding where to go every year was such fun and some years there were multiple trips and some none. The trips with grandkids for their 10th birthdays were highlights.
Newfoundland dogs were at the heart of Larry’s home life. Over 30 plus years he lived with eight Newfs and one wild Leonberger. Each dog had a unique personality, and all were loved and enjoyed. Smokey and Felix survive him and miss him very much.
Larry is survived by his wife of 33 years, Brooke Elkan-Moore; his children, Monica Shupe (Tim Redden) and Randy Moore (Linda); his grandchildren, Tim, Christina, Jordan Shupe, Giovanni and Sarah Moore; his brother Cliff Moore; sister-in-law Lydia Moore; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. His Facebook friends have been a wonderful outlet for his interests over the last few years and he enjoyed meeting some in person, as well as the many online interactions.
In keeping with his love of science and learning Larry has donated his body to medical research. At the conclusion we will be having a family celebration to spread his ashes on his favorite Wyoming mountain. Donations in his memory may be made to the Newfoundland Club Of America Health Challenge, NCAnewfs.org or to Anatomy Gifts Registry, anatomygifts.org.