December 14, 1925-March 22, 2019
Our beloved mother, Estelle Moss, passed away in Bothell, Washington at her home surrounded by loved ones.
Estelle was born in Gary, Indiana in 1925 to Sadie and Philip Zweig. She was the youngest of four children—her three siblings were Isadore, Harold, and Dorothy. While in grade school she enjoyed tap dancing, clarinet, and pets. At Horace Mann high school she participated in band and swim team. While married she was an avid mah jongg and racquetball player.
Estelle attended Indiana University and earned a business degree. She enjoyed working for her father at his steel mill as well as at Navy Pier in downtown Chicago.
She married Paul Moss and settled in Evanston. Together, they raised three daughters, Merilyn, Ellen, and Cindy. Estelle participated in many charitable activities, raising funds through B‘nai B’rith and later selling entertainment books for Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers.
Estelle had a knack for hairstyling. She partnered in a beauty shop for several years. When she moved to Reno she took her scissors with her and many enjoyed her talents. She also continued her fundraising efforts and at one time she was ranked number one in the Western US for selling entertainment books to benefit the synagogue. She also enjoyed singing in choral groups wherever she lived and was known for her feisty sense of humor.
Estelle was exceptional in her caring and generosity and was a tremendous advocate for young business women. Many told us later that she was like a second mother to them, the mom they wished they had.
Following Paul’s passing, she eventually moved to Puget Sound to be close to family. Estelle is survived by her daughters and grandchildren—David, Philip, James, Julia, and Becca.
A memorial service will be held in July 2019.