Douglas Cerruti Moses, 66, a long-time resident of Rye, NY and more recently of Greenwich, CT, passed away unexpectedly on September 26, 2023. Doug was born on July 19, 1957, to Abe J. Moses and Donna Mae Cerruti Moses.
Doug lived his life as a full contact sport. He was determined and passionate about the pursuit of his goals, whether in athletics, his entrepreneurial endeavors, or raising his family with his wife Carol.
Doug’s educational journey began at Oil Company School in Tripoli, Libya, and James Longfellow Intermediate School in McLean, Virginia. He later graduated from Langley High School in 1975. An accomplished athlete at Langley High, Doug was recruited by numerous schools to play in big football programs. Instead, he chose Amherst College. Following his family immigrant Lebanese heritage, Doug studied the intersection of Middle Eastern and American politics at Amherst and was a standout 3-year starting linebacker for the Lord Jeffs. While Doug loved football, his true passion at Amherst was playing rugby. He built 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 some memorable match tours, including the prestigious Monterey International Invitational in California. Doug captained the club to the first New England Collegiate Championship and was awarded the Donald M. Heydt Memorial Trophy for outstanding contribution to Amherst Rugby Football. While a highly accomplished rugger, Doug most treasured the lifelong friendships and bonds he formed with many of his teammates from these shared endeavors.
After completing his college studies, Doug 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. Overseas work was interesting and challenging, but he eventually wanted to return to the States and transitioned to banking at Citibank in New York. The outbreak of conflict in the Middle East later created new opportunities and Doug set out on his own, founding his own international trading business which he operated from New York with frequent trips to Africa and the Middle East. His entrepreneurial spirit struck 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, NY. After five years in the seafood business, Doug took his selling skills back to the financial world until his transition to retirement.
Doug was devoted to his wife Carol Kelty Moses, with whom he spent 32 years of marriage. He dearly loved and raised his three grown daughters: Carlee, Liza, and Annie Moses. Doug was a hands-on dad: dropping his daughters off at school each morning, preparing elaborate family dinners each night, and coaching multiple of his daughters’ sports teams. Doug found joy in playing racquet sports with his favorite group of men, pitching for the Dublin Dodgers softball team, enjoying a craft beer or bourbon after a game, and hosting his friends and family in his home or in the Moses family home in Truro, MA.
In addition to his wife and daughters, Doug is survived by his brothers John and P.J., as well as his many nieces, nephews, and beloved dogs Ryder and Archie. He was preceded in death by his father Abe J. Moses and mother Donna Mae Cerruti Moses.
Funeral services for Doug Moses will be held on Monday, October 2nd, at 10:00 AM at The Church of the Resurrection, located at 910 Boston Post Road in Rye, NY. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Truro Conservation Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving the place that Doug loved most.
Doug 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.