Funeral services were held this past weekend for 23-year-old Norah Bruther, an EY assurance senior associate from New Jersey who was struck and killed by a vehicle on May 7 while on vacation in Arizona.
Norah Bruther was hit by a car around 1:30 a.m. Saturday while trying to cross Camelback Road near Minnezona Avenue in Scottsdale, according to local police.
Scottsdale police arrested the driver Stanley Lambert, a senior football player at nearby Arizona State University.
Lambert was charged with two counts of driving under the influence — one for impaired to the slightest degree and one for having a blood alcohol content of .08% or more, officer Aaron Bolin wrote in an email to NJ Advance Media. Lambert, of San Antonio, Texas, faces additional charges after a prosecutor reviews the case.
According to authorities, Bruther was pronounced dead at the scene. She was staying near the area where the incident took place.
Bruther, who was raised in Wall, NJ, but was living in Manhattan, joined EY’s office in New York City as a Financial Services Office assurance associate in October 2020 after graduating from Moravian University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, according to her obituary and profile on LinkedIn. She was recently promoted to senior associate. Her LinkedIn profile says she was working toward obtaining her CPA license.
Her family said she loved soccer and started playing at the age of 4. Bruther played soccer at Red Bank Catholic High School and was a co-captain her senior year. She also played defense for the Moravian women’s team. At Moravian, her family said she also earned Dean’s List honors; was a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority where she served on leadership council as risk manager and was a big sister; member of the Amrhein Investment Club; secretary of the university’s Accounting Club; member of the Accounting Honor Society; and the treasurer of the Operations Smile Club.
Her obituary says:
Although Norah was an accomplished student and professional, she will be best remembered as a Jersey Shore girl, who loved spending time with family and friends at the beach. Among Norah’s many hobbies were shopping and a newfound passion for cooking. Norah loved experimenting with new recipes with her sous chef, [boyfriend] Brandon [Sisk]. She was our fashion guru who lit up any room she walked into with an infectious smile and larger than life personality. When it came to her family and friends, no problem was too big or too small for Norah to lend a hand. Norah was generous with her time and loved planning parties for her family and friends. She lived life as a celebration and enjoyed new experiences and traveling.
Bruther is survived by her parents, John F. Bruther III and Piper Reid Bruther; sisters, Grace C. Bruther and Emma C. Bruther; maternal grandparents, Concetta S. Cannon and Thomas H. Reid; 18 aunts, 16 uncles, and 31 cousins, as well as countless friends and her boyfriend, Brandon Sisk.
Rest in peace, Norah.