George Bermejillo Moore


Died June 5, 2015,New Canaan, CT

College: Branford

Widow: Mrs. Katharine L. Moore
579 Frogtown Road
New Canaan, CT 06840-4416
203-209-6307 (mobile)

Children: George, 1968; Tanya, 1971

MOORE—George Bermejillo of New Canaan, CT and Sugar Hill, NH died peacefully at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York on June 5, 2015, at the age of 75 after a four-year battle with myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia. Born in New York City on October 10, 1939, Mr. Moore was the only child of George Stevens Moore, the former President and Chairman of the First National City Bank (predecessor to Citigroup), and Beatriz Bermejillo y Braniff, the Marquesa de Mohernando of Spain. Mr. Moore attended the St. Bernards School in New York and graduated from The Brooks School in 1957. He received a BA in History from Yale University in 1961. At Yale he was a member of The Fence Club, a member of the Berzelius society, and assistant editor of the Yale Daily News. In 1964, Mr. Moore received his MBA from Stanford Business School and joined the corporate finance department of White Weld & Co. in New York. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Private stationed at Fort Dix. White Weld was acquired by Merrill Lynch in 1978, and Mr. Moore remained with Merrill Lynch as a private wealth investment manager in the New Canaan office until his retirement in the spring of this year. He was honored for 50 years of service in 2014. Mr. Moore was actively involved in numerous charitable activities and served as Trustee, Chairman and Chairman Emeritus of The Hispanic Society of America Museum in New York, on the Board of Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York, as President of the New Canaan Chapter of the American Red Cross, on the Board of the New Canaan Country School, on the Board of the New Canaan Waveny Care Center, President of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk, CT and President of the New Canaan Community Foundation. Mr. Moore was a President and member of the New Canaan Country Club, a member of The Links, The Racquet & Tennis Club, The River Club and The Union Club in New York, Bohemian Club in San Francisco, Cypress Point Club in Pebble Beach, CA, Everglades Club and Bath & Tennis Club in Palm Beach, FL. Mr. Moore was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, and a loyal friend. He had an infectious laugh and a great sense of humor. He always had a positive outlook on life and was generous in spirit. He was a compassionate, kind and honorable man. Mr. Moore was fortunate to meet his wife, Kathie, while he was at Yale, and they were married in 1966. They enjoyed 49 happy and fun-filled years together in New York and New Canaan. He was a voracious reader and enjoyed playing the piano despite picking the instrument up late in life. He was also an avid golfer, tennis and squash player, and was a multi-sport club champion in both golf and squash. Mr. Moore is survived by his beloved wife, Katharine Lipson Moore; son George Braniff Moore, New York; daughter, Tanya Moore Jessop, New Canaan; five grandchildren, Carter, George and Schuyler Moore, and Katharine and Cooper Jessop; daughter-in-law, Calvert Saunders Moore; son-in-law, John C. Jessop; sisters-in-law, Sandra C. Ryon and Eleanor B. Naess, and brother-in-law, Peter S. Lipson; and two half- siblings, many nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service celebrating the life of George B. Moore will be held at St Aloysius Church, 21 Cherry St, New Canaan, CT at 11am on Friday, June 19, 2015. In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to the George B. Moore Memorial Fund at The Hispanic Society of America (613 West 155th St, NY, NY 10032).