Wednesday, 21 February 2024 10:16

Robert “Bob” Moser

Robert “Bob” Moser

Queensbury - Robert Francis Moser, age 81, passed away, peacefully on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14, 2024.

Born on November 17, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Frank and Ida (Burns) Moser. 

Bob met the love of his life when he was 15. Summer school Algebra class proved to be the perfect place to flirt with the beautiful Mary Wall.  They soon became inseparable and on October 12, 1963 surrounded by loved ones, were united in marriage and began their life together.  Bob's love and devotion to Mary and their children was unconditional.  Family dinners and celebrations were all experiences that were treasured. Especially Christmas and the infamous black bag!  As the grandchildren arrived, Bob's love and commitment to his family multiplied. He adored them all and always looked forward to seeing them and creating memories together. 

He was proud to serve his country during the Cuban Missile Crisis as a Navy reservist and airman. His time in the service instilled in him values of bravery, loyalty, and commitment to service. After being honorably discharged, Bob worked for the Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company before becoming an officer with the NYPD in 1966.

Over his storied career with the NYPD, Bob proudly worked out of the 77 Precinct, known by many as "The Alamo.” He earned the distinguished Gold Shield and became a Detective, Grade 3. Breaking barriers, he was one of the first undercover officers proudly paired with both female and African-American partners. Bob ran a Robbery Alert Task Force Team, and was involved in high-profile cases, including one international incident that even caught the attention of then President Jimmy Carter. Bob finished his career in Anti-Crime. With sharp timing and an endless supply of stories, Bob quintessentially represented the NYPD of the 70s.

He also loved the Adirondacks and enjoyed a quieter post-retirement life upstate. Bob had a passion for fishing for striped bass and hunting whitetail deer, ending most evenings with a glass of B&B. He loved spending time with family, especially at his cherished camp in Schroon Lake which he built and renovated over the many happy years spent there. Every thoughtful addition to the camp signaled a new "Bob project” and he proudly hosted many friends and family celebrations over the years. Bob’s wry and quick wit will be remembered and missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, Frank and Ida Moser of Brooklyn, NY, his son in-law, Branden “Kurt” McCoslin of TX, and his three sisters; Audrey, Edna, and Iris of Brooklyn NY, all predeceased him. 

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years of marriage, Mary Eileen Moser, as well as his four children: Gerard Moser (Michele Forte), of Malta, NY, Mary Eileen McCoslin of Queensbury, NY, Kerri Moser (Michael Leroux) of Queensbury, NY, and Robert Moser (Lisa Moser) of Greenfield, NY.  

Bob is also survived by his four grandchildren: Olivia Moser (Shane Matuskovic) of Queensbury, Maegen McCoslin of Queensbury, Carson Moser and Emery Moser of Greenfield, and step granddaughter Paige Leroux of Queensbury.  He also leaves behind his three cherished canine companions - Fendi, Prince, and Hazel - who brought him so much joy, along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 10 - 11 am on Monday, February 26, at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, 448 Aviation Road, Queensbury.  
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at the church immediately following the calling hours at 11 am on Monday.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Bob's memory to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, Attn, Donations, 3 Oakland Ave, Menands, NY 12204.

Arrangements are under the care of the Singleton Sullivan Potter Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury, and those who wish may make online condolences at our website

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