Published: June 21, 2011
Peter R. Moses, 62, died June 15 at Crouse Hospital after a brief illness. His loving family was by his side.
Owner of Moses Antiques, Peter was born and raised in Rochester, N.Y., and in 1967 he and his family moved to Conesus Lake. He graduated from SUNY Oswego with a BS and a master’s degree in education. For a number of years he taught at Lakeshore Elementary School and then went on to start his own business, Moses Antiques. For the last 25 years, he participated in antiques shows throughout New York and New England. His business was his life, and he often commented on the many wonderful friends he made in his travels.
He was predeceased by his father, David G. Moses, and is survived by his mother, Sally Moses, of Geneseo, N.Y.; brothers, John (Janis) Moses of East Syracuse, N.Y., and Jim (Kathy) Moses of Bergen, N.Y.; his special friend, Mollie Steele; best friends from Oswego and Le Moyne College; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A prayer service for family and friends was scheduled for June 22 at Thomas J. Pirro Jr Funeral Home in North Syracuse. In addition, there will be a memorial service on Saturday, July 23, from 1 to 4 pm at Big Tree Inn in Geneseo, N.Y. Burial will be in Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo, at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Peter’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted to www.tjpfuneralhome.com
Remembering Peter Moses
Have you ever known a person who you would regard as “just the kindest person you could ever meet”? If you knew Peter, you certainly knew a man who fit this description. If you knew Peter as a friend, you were truly fortunate. He was a real gentleman whose acts of kindness echoed the true person that he was. Our lives were touched by him in such a gentle and caring way.
Realizing the “call of the antiques,” Peter became a full-time dealer for the past 25 years. He was always a familiar and smiling face exhibiting at the central, western, and upstate New York events, as well as exhibiting at Brimfield, Nashville, Vermont Antiques Week, Farmington, Rhinebeck and others. He developed a very loyal customer following at all of these events.
With the fondest of memories,
Nancy and Gene Pratt
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