Friday, September 11, 2009
Remembering Rebecca Lee Koborie
Rebecca Lee Koborie--Becky's passion was music. Many nights she could be found singing and playing piano at Piano Bars and
Restaurants in Manhattan and New Jersey after working all day at Marsh and McLennan's in the North Tower at the World Trade Center (she worked there for 16 years--ever since she came to Manhattan--which Becky loved and it offered her a world of opportunity to practice her craft. Friends say one always knew when Becky was in a room--she was funny, vibrant and animated--but also a perfectionist and a drill sergeant.
Becky grew up in Sharon, Pennsylvania and graduated from Sharon High School (class of 1971).
From 4 or 5 years old, she was singing and dancing. At 10 she was on Ted Mack's Amateur Hour. During her junior and senior year in high school, she was in the chorus both as a singer and accompanist. She was also very active with the local playhouse. She attended Indiana University in Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1977 with a degree in theater arts and music. During her college years, she spent her summers performing dinner theater throughout the Midwest and Eastern Seaboard.
Becky was well loved by family, friends and her cats. She is greatly missed. She was 48 and had moved to the New Jersey suburbs after 15 years in Manhattan.
Part of the Project 2,996 started by Dale Challener Roe .