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Ronald E. Moss

September 11, 1933 ~ February 5, 2022 (age 88)

Obituary

Ronald E. Moss 

(September 11, 1933- February 5, 2022)

 

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Ron was the son of Mildred Lawson and Edgar Moss. A graduate of Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge, he went on to attend Trinity College in Hartford, CT where he received a B.A. in History in 1955. He then began a successful singing career, first with Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians, then as a member of the Rover Boys, and finally as a solo artist, releasing his single “Almost Paradise” in 1957. He sang a solo in Carnegie Hall, performed for Queen Elizabeth,and traveled the world entertaining on cruise ships. In 1959, he married the love of his life, Evelyn Caliendo. Ron and Evelyn moved to Westfield, NJ in 1963 where they raised three children. Ron had an impressive 42-year career at the New York Times. Starting as a salesman, he later held positions as sales manager and then managing director of various advertising departments including restaurants, home furnishings and theatre. While at the New York Times, Ron attended night school at CUNY Baruch College where he received his MBA. In his free time, Ron enjoyed playing squash, racquetball, golf, and sailing at their summer home on Candlewood Lake in CT. Most of all, he cherished moments with his grandchildren, playing hours of checkers, fishing, boating, and making his famous French toast. Ron is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Evelyn; his son Ron and his wife Mary of Port Washington, NY; daughter Lynda Rubin of Birmingham, AL; and daughter Stefanie and her husband David Faris of Summit, NJ. Ron also leaves behind seven adoring grandchildren: TJ, Ashley, Robert, Sofi, Ronnie, Olivia, and Eric. Ron will be remembered by his family as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Friends and former colleagues will recall his charismatic personality, his charm, and his innate ability to make whoever he was with feel like they were the only person in the world. He lit up every room he entered with his warm smile and kind eyes, and he will be dearly missed by all. 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
February 10, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home
582 Springfield Ave.
Westfield, NJ 07090

Funeral Service
Friday
February 11, 2022

10:00 AM
Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home
582 Springfield Ave.
Westfield, NJ 07090

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