Yale '62 - Obituaries - William Henry Moses III

William Henry Moses III

Born: October 9, 1942
Died: May 27, 1991

Born in Hampton, Virginia, Bill prepared at Andover. He started at Yale in September 1956 with the class of 1960 and affiliated with '62 in September 1960. He majored in Economics and was on the Dean's List. A non-resident of Saybrook, he served on the Saybrook council, the Banner, and swam on the Freshman swimming team.

Bill graduated from Harvard Business School. He also studied medicine at Stanford and law at the University of Arizona. According to his widow Jean Howard Moses, "Bill loved nothing better than to conquer yet another institution of higher learning with his intellect and charm. He came by this naturally, as he was raised on the campus of Hampton University and both his parents were teachers. His father founded the Department of Architecture at Hampton. Bill's specialties were boundless curiosity, wry wit, knowledge and wisdom beyond his years. His joy was a circle of friends which spanned generations as well as the globe."

Bill died at home in Mt. Vernon, New York, after a long illness. In addition to his widow, he was survived by two daughters, Vanessa Julie and Whitney Michelle; his parents, William H., Jr., and Julia Mason Moses of Newport News, Virginia; a sister and two nieces.