Douglas Cerruti Moses, 66, a longtime resident of Rye, N.Y. and more recently of Greenwich, Conn., passed away unexpectedly on September 26, 2023.
Born on July 19, 1957, he was the son of Donna Mae (Cerruti) and Abe J. Moses.
He lived his life as a full contact sport. He was determined and passionate about the pursuit of his goals, whether in athletics, entrepreneurial endeavors, or raising his family with his wife Carol.
His educational journey began at Oil Company School in Tripoli, Libya, and James Longfellow Intermediate School in McLean, Virginia. At Langley High School, class of 1975, he distinguished himself as an athlete. He was recruited by several big schools to play in their football programs, but instead, chose Amherst College, where he studied the intersection of Middle Eastern and American politics and was a standout three-year starting linebacker for the Lord Jeffs.
While he loved football, his true passion at Amherst was playing rugby and he helped make the college a dominant force in New England rugby by the time he graduated. Doug recruited a new talent pool from other sports, trained and taught many the game, and organized memorable match tours, including the prestigious Monterey International Invitational in California. He captained the club to the first New England Collegiate Championship and was awarded the Donald M. Heydt Memorial Trophy. While a highly accomplished rugger, he treasured most the lifelong friendships and bonds he formed with many of his teammates from these shared endeavors.
After college, he traveled overseas in pursuit of opportunity and new challenges and landed a position as a Project Manager for Galadari Brothers Worldwide in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and later in Dubai, UAE. While he found his work overseas interesting and challenging, he eventually wanted to return to the States and transitioned to banking at Citibank in New York.
He met his future wife, Carol Kelty, in New York City in December 1989. They were married on June 1, 1991, at the Weekapaug Inn in Westerly, Rhode Island.
The outbreak of conflict in the Middle East later created new opportunities and Doug Moses set out on his own, founding an international trading business which he operated from New York with frequent trips to Africa and the Middle East. His entrepreneurial spirit came to the fore again when he purchased a dockside seafood concession and co-founded Waterman’s Corporation, a crab and fish distribution and export business based in Annapolis, Md., and Brooklyn, N.Y. After five years in the seafood business, Mr. Moses took his selling skills back to the financial world until his transition to retirement.
Doug Moses was devoted to his wife Carol they were married, and dearly loved their daughters Carlee, Liza, and Annie. A hands-on dad, he dropped his daughters off at school each morning, prepared elaborate family dinners each night, and coached his daughters’ sports teams.
He found joy in playing racquet sports with his favorite group of men, pitching for the Dublin Dodgers Softball team, having a craft beer or bourbon after a game, and hosting his friends and family in his home or at the Moses’ family home in Truro, Mass.
Doug Moses will be remembered for his determination, passion, and the lasting connections he made throughout his life. He will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
In addition to his wife and daughters, Mr. Moses is survived by his brothers, John and P.J., as well as his many nieces, nephews, and beloved dogs, Ryder and Archie. A funeral service was held October 2 at Church of the Resurrection. Donations in Doug Moses’ memory may be made to the Truro Conservation Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving the place that he loved most.