Dr. John Bromley Moses of Rexford, New York, died on April 4 at Schenectady Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was 97.
Dr. Moses was born June 5, 1921 in New Rochelle to the late Henry and Elizabeth (Anderson) Moses. He was a graduate of New Rochelle High School and Princeton University, class of 1942. While at Princeton, he rowed on the crew team for four years and was a member of the Quadrangle Club. He later graduated from Columbia Medical School, College of Physicians & Surgeons and served his internship and residency at Bellevue Hospital. He was commissioned a first lieutenant in the Army during medical school.
Dr. Moses practiced internal medicine and cardiology in Scarsdale for 46 years. He was on staff at White Plains Hospital and Bronx Hospital. His family said he valued the long lasting relationships with families over decades. He made house calls to senior citizens until he retired in 2004.
Dr. Moses was an active member of Hitchcock Presbyterian Church. He spent many hours at Fox Meadow Tennis Club, playing both tennis and platform tennis. He also spent time at Shenorock Shore Club in Rye. He had an avid love for windsurfing, sailing and snorkeling.
In his 80s, Dr. Moses took up squash. He excelled to a level that allowed him to compete in his age bracket at the National Squash Championships.
Dr. Moses was a writer who loved researching the lifestyles and illnesses of famous political figures. His book, “Presidential Courage” was published in 1980 and led him on the lecture circuit for book signings and radio and television interviews. He collected unique historical political items as a hobby.
Dr. Moses’ wife, Sue, described him as “my angel on Earth.” Loved ones said he was devoted to his family, patients and friends. “He was gentle and caring and always put everyone else first.”
Dr. Moses is survived by his wife Susan; sons John (Meredith) and William (Sue) Moses; grandchildren Kate (Clay) Moses Austin, Ellery (Travis) Moses Rush, Garret Moses and Zachary (Grace) Moses; great-grandchildren Mason and Harper Austin and his corgi Patrick. He was predeceased by his older brother Henry.
Services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Quadrangle Club, c/o Princeton University, 330 Alexander St., Princeton, NJ 08540. Condolences and messages may be sent to Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home in Ballston Lake at townleywheelerfh.com under “John’s Book of Memories.”