Estelle Moses, 85, volunteer and traveler

October 03, 2004

Estelle Moses, a mother of three and wife of a Baltimore City Fire Department battalion chief who later in life became an enthusiastic global traveler, died of heart failure at Roland Park Place in Baltimore on Friday. She was 85.

A longtime resident of Mount Washington, she was born Estelle Kahn in Southwest Baltimore. She graduated from Forrest Park High School in 1936 and attended the University of Maryland.

She had been married for 59 years to Kayton G. Moses, a fire battalion chief who died in 1997. The couple raised three children, Janet Moses, who now lives in Towson; Ellen Luckman, of Pikesville; and Cecile Lichtenstein of Jacksonville, Fla.

Mrs. Moses volunteered during the 1970s to help start a recycling center in Mount Washington, which was eventually taken over by the city.

After her husband's retirement in 1973, the couple spent their retirement cruising the Atlantic Ocean and elsewhere in a 36-foot yacht, Elan III. They journeyed from Key West, Fla. to Provincetown, Mass., up the Hudson River and elsewhere.

They also signed on as passengers on cruise ships that voyaged through the Amazon, to the Galapagos Islands off South America, and through the Panama Canal. When she wasn't traveling, Mrs. Moses loved to square dance, bicycle and play bridge, recalled daughter Janet Moses.

Services will be held at Roland Park Place, with the date and time to be arranged. She donated her body for scientific research.

She is survived by her three children; her brother, Max Kahn, of Wilmington, N.C.; and two grandsons. .

Donations may be made to Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St., Baltimore 21211; or to the Salvation Army, 814 Light St., Baltimore 21230.

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