Miller J. Moses

Miller J. Moses, 90 of Danbury died at his home on Monday, November 21, 2011.

Mr. Moses was born in Niagara Falls, NY, May 12, 1921, a son of the late Najam and Lamia (Malkoun) Moses, moved with his family to Danbury in 1930, attended local schools and resided here for the past eight-one years.

Mr. Moses, along with his brothers operated the former South End Market, lower Main St., Danbury, established in 1940 and operated until 1978.

From 1984 until his retirement, Mr. Moses was employed by the Perkin Elmer Corporation, Danbury and was associated in the operation of the former Alice’s Flower Shop of Bethel.

A World War II U. S. Army veteran, Mr. Moses was an anti-aircraft gunner and expert rifleman with the 977th Anti Aircraft Artillery Battalion. He received the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, American Theater Campaign Ribbon and European African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon.

A photographer, he was a member of the Candlewood Camera Club and a recipient of many awards for his work.

Miller was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and of St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church, Danbury.

He is survived by two sons, William C. Moses of Bethel and Miller James Moses II and his wife, Mary Vincente of Raleigh, NC; a step-son, Valentino Lendaro of San Diego, CA; a step-daughter, Judy (Lendaro) Cuddihee and her husband, Robert of Ansonia, CT; a sister, Mae Demo and her husband, Jules of Danbury; two grandsons, Justin K. Moses and Jeremy R. Moses and his wife, Stephanie; a great granddaughter, Emma Marie Faith Lynn Moses; 2 sisters in law, Helen E. Moses and Ann P. Moses as well as several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews survive.

 Besides his parents, Mr. Moses was  predeceased by his first wife, Lois Rosenbauer and his second wife, Alice (Lendaro, Gage, Moses) Hyatt;  three brothers, Thomas Asmer, Marshall Moses, and Michael Moses and  two sisters, Manira Rebeiro, Minnie “Mae”  Jowdy, Mary Abdella and Mable Perrotti.

Miller always held a smile, always had a song on his lips, and always wanted to craft a smile in those around him.  He will be sorely missed.

The Liturgy of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 7 pm in St. Anthony Maronite Church, 17 Granville Ave., Danbury.

Interment will be private and at the direction of the family.

The family will receive friends in St. Anthony Church Hall following the Liturgy.

Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.

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