The beautiful Barbara died peacefully in her sleep at 90 on December 12, 2010, at
AgeSong at Laguna Grove in San Francisco.
Loving and loved mother of Leslie MoC+d of Santa Barbara, CA, Alison Paolercio
(Michael) of San Francisco, Paula Izumi (Yoshitsugu) of Huntington, Long Island, NY and
Ed MoC+d (Ginger) of Columbus, OH. Proud and cherished grandmother of TaemiIzumi
and Richard MoC+d. Preceded in death by devoted husband of 45 years Irwin MoC+d,
and adored brother Richard Bardt.
Barbara was born in Washington DC. She was a graduate of Central High School
(38) and attended Wilson Teachers College. She monitored English language
broadcasts for the War Dept during WWII, after which she and Irwin moved to New York
City and raised their family.
She proudly worked for the New York Times for 27 years in Classified Advertising, and
had a strong head for business. In her retirement, she volunteered for SCORE and at
Temple Beth Sholom in Queens, NY. In San Francisco, her home for the last five years,
she was an Experience Corps volunteer at Paul Revere School.
Barbara was a talented and accomplished piano player. She had an innate love of
music that she shared as a docent at Carnegie Hall. She loved to dance and was
passionate about all things beautiful. In her final days, she taught us about aging with
dignity and grace. She will live on in our hearts.
Heartfelt thanks to the compassionate staff at Laguna Grove and Pathways Hospice.
Private funeral services and a celebration of her life were held in New York on
December 14, 2010.
Donations may be made in her memory to Carnegie Hall.
Published in The Washington Post on December 23, 2010