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Lawrence Henry Moe (1917-2013)

Lawrence Henry Moe, who was the University Organist Emeritus, passed away on September 14, 2013 in Oakland. The U.C. Berkeley Professor of Music and University Organist obtained his Bachelor and Masters in Music from Northwestern and Masters of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from Harvard before coming to U.C. Berkeley in 1957. In 2007, Hertz Hall’s organ gallery was named in his honor adding on to the extensive list of awards he had already received including a Distinguished Teaching Award and the Berkeley Citation for “Distinguished Achievement and Notable Service to the University”. Moe, through his creation of a large and vast organ collection for the university, played an integral role in organ building on the west coast and performed Baroque music in many concerts as well. Moe is survived by his wife Georgiana, son Eric, daughter Charis Burke, and two grandchildren Dillon and Brigitte Moreno.

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