TRIBUTES have been paid to a ‘real gentleman’ who died in a car crash.
Laurence Moore, 63, who lived in Harrow until 1985, died after his silver Ford Mondeo collided with a silver Nissan van in the Buckinghamshire village of Beaconsfield at 7.25am on Friday, June 28.
Police, fire and ambulance crews attended the crash, with firefighters using hydraulic rescue equipment, but Mr Moore died at the scene.
The driver of the van was taken to hospital with minor injuries. Neither vehicle had any passengers.
Mr Moore relocated to Buckinghamshire in 1985 and lived in the village of Tylers Green, near High Wycombe, before his death.
In a statement released through Thames Valley Police, his family called him a ‘real gentleman’ who had a great love of the sea.
They said: “He worked for the last 18 years for [Swiss security system company] Tyco International and was responsible for safety management systems on marine vessels.
“He was a very active man, from scuba diving in his youth to more recently jogging and swimming especially in the sea, which he loved.
“He was known by friends and loved ones as a real gentleman, caring and generous with a larger than life character – once met never forgotten.”
Mr Moore, leaves behind his wife Michele and three children, Steven, Christopher and Lauren.
His funeral will be held at Chilterns Crematorium in Amersham today (Thursday) , at 2.30pm. His family have requested donations be made to the RNLI.
An inquest has been opened and adjourned at Beaconsfield Coroner’s Court.