Paul Robert Mosher, who wrote about business and finance in a long journalistic career, died peacefully on March 5, 2017 in Sarasota, Fla. He was 95.
Born on May 8, 1921 in Melrose, Mass., to Ira and Grace Howard Mosher, he grew up in Southbridge, Mass. and graduated from The Berkshire School. During his childhood, he spent his summers at the family home on Groton Long Point, where he developed a love of sailing and swimming. He graduated from Wesleyan University and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
After living in New York City for twenty years, in 1968, he and his wife Ann moved to Rye, where they raised their two children. During their time in Rye they were active members of Rye Presbyterian Church, where Paul served as a Deacon for several years. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Carver Center during the 1980s.
Throughout his career, Mr. Mosher wrote for the Journal of Commerce, The New York Herald-Tribune, and several financial PR firms. He was an active board member and officer of the New York Financial Writers Association, the Overseas Press Club, and the Overseas Yacht Club. In 1987 he retired to Sarasota, where he joined the Liars’ Club, an association of writers who meet every Friday for lunch to play Liars’ Poker and socialize with colleagues. He was an avid reader of newspapers, news magazines, and non-fiction, and had a particular fondness for live music and theatre.
He traveled extensively throughout Europe and in his later years loved returning to visit both his native New England and his adopted homes of New York City and Rye. He rarely passed through Manhattan without catching a Broadway show or two.
He will be remembered for his sweet smile, dry wit, deep knowledge and understanding of world politics, and great devotion to his family and friends.
In addition to his wife of 55 years, Ann Mosher, he is survived by his son Scott, also of Sarasota, and his daughter Caroline and her husband Frank Gadaleta, and granddaughters Shelby and Jessie, all of Rye.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 1 at 11 a.m. at Rye Presbyterian Church. Donations in his memory may be made to The Carver Center, 400 Westchester Avenue, Port Chester, NY 10573.