Henry C. Moses

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Henry C. Moses CHARLESTON - Henry C. Moses of Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community, Charleston, SC, died Friday, September 13, 2013 at the age of 96, leaving his wife, formerly Lora Green; two children Margery, of Norwich, CT and Catherine of Weekapaug, RI; brother, John Moses of Rexford NY; nine grandchildren; five step-children; 17 great-grandchildren. His son, Henry, died in 2008. Henry was the son of the late Helen Beatrice Anderson, of London, England and Henry C. Moses of Montgomery, AL. His first wife, Barbara Frost, died in 1986. Henry was born June 24, 1917 in New York City, NY, and lived most of his life in New Rochelle and Bronxville, NY, and in Weekapaug, RI. After graduating from Princeton and Harvard Law School, he worked as legislative assistant to Senator Robert A. Taft. He then served in the Office of Naval Intelligence and the Naval Amphibious Forces, taking part on D-Day in both the Normandy and Southern France invasions, and thereafter as Commanding Officer of an LST in the Pacific. Following World War II he engaged in the private practice of law, then became counsel and later General Counsel of Mobil Oil Company, after which he was, for 11 years, Vice President of Mobil Oil corporation responsible for their interests in the Middle East. Among his other activities after retirement in 1973 were climbing with Tenzing Norgay to 17,000 feet on K3 in the Himalayas, a position as a "name " of Lloyds of London, and his chairmanship of 3 European concert tours for a large chorus in Westerly, RI, in which he and both wives sang. He was a member of First (Scots) Presbyterian Church of Charleston and his wife remains so. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church. Memorials may be made to Bishop Gadsden Residents' Assistance Fund, One Bishop Gadsden Way, Charleston, SC 29412 and/or First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, 53 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Sept. 17, 2013
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