David Allen Moser

  • Died: September 10, 2018
  • Location: Hamden, Connecticut

Washington Memorial Funeral Home of North Haven

4 Washington Ave
North Haven, CT 06473

Tel. (203) 239-6000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Brother, Brother in Law, Uncle, Cousin and Friend

Message From The Family

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David Allen Moser, 65, of Hamden, Connecticut passed away peacefully Monday evening, September 10, 2018 at his home in Hamden with his loving and caring family by his side. David was the beloved husband of Marie Greger, and the father of Max, Lucy, and Paige Greger-Moser. He was born in Seattle, Washington in 1953 to the late Harry and Edith Moser. David lived in Hamden for over thirty years, after being raised in Malverne, Long Island. He graduated Cum Laude from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in 1976 with a 5th year Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture that included a Bachelor's of Science Degree. David worked for the City of New Haven Parks Dept. as their Landscape Architect for over twenty years. He was honored with a Friends of Wooster Square Award in 2017 by the Historic Wooster Square Association, and he was given the 2018 City Spirit Recognition Award by Mayor Toni Harp. Many of his personal touches and hard work can be seen and appreciated in parks and monuments throughout the city, including Edgewood Skate Park, the Monument Fountain on the Green, Long Warf Park, Cherry Ann Street Park, each of New Haven's numerous splash pads, and Harvey's Walk in Wooster Square, to name a few. He diligently championed for the planting of flowering trees in front of City Hall and the Hall of Records, which will bloom each year in April for the City's birthday. He lead and participated in numerous other civic and community projects, and his designs and legacy can be seen and enjoyed in most public spaces in New Haven. David loved his family first and foremost, and was a devoted father and husband. He also had a great love for nature and the outdoors, and enjoyed walking and hiking, gardening, biking, swimming, drawing, architecture, reading and listening to music. His three children and wife of thirty three years survive him. He was predeceased by his sister, Irene Garver of Rochester, NY, and his brother, Robert Moser of Pittsford, NY. David leaves a niece, Lindsay Andon of Baltimore, Maryland, her husband Tim and son Nathan, a nephew, Ryan Garver of Syaracuse, NY, his wife Lauren and son Connor, his brother in law, Stan Garver of Cary, North Carolina, two cousins and their families, Nevin and Miles Berger of California, and a cousin, Peter Snyder of Cardiff, England. A celebration of Life Service for David will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Edgerton Park Carriage House, 75 Cliff St., New Haven. Memorial contributions in David's name may be made to Urban Resources Initiative (URI), 301 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511 for tree planting in New Haven. The Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven has been entrusted with arrangements. On line condolences may be left at www.washingtonmeorialfh.com/obituaries


Condolence & Memory Journal

I just learned of David's passing. He was one of my favorite people to work with on projects for New Haven Parks. My condolences to his family.

Posted by Bill Lynch - Hamden, CT - Acquaintance   February 06, 2019

Dave was one of the nicest colleagues in New Haven City Plan Department. He was a dedicated and hard working employee. The splash pads at Lighthouse Point Park in New Have will always remind me of Dave. My deepest condolences to his family.

Posted by Susmitha Attota - Milford, CT - Coworker   October 08, 2018

Dear Marie, Max, Lucy & Paige, Sending prayers and condolences to sooth your broken hearts. What a remarkable & courageous man you all have lost. Hugs and Sympathy, Helen Schaefer

Posted by Helen Schaefer - Hamden, CT - Friend   October 01, 2018

Dear Marie, Max, Lucy & Paige, Sending prayers and condolences to sooth your broken hearts. What a remarkable & courageous man you all have lost. Hugs and Sympathy, Helen Schaefer

Posted by Helen Schaefer - Hamden, CT - Friend   October 01, 2018

A warm gentile man, David was a very special person who I have very fond memories of. He will be missed. To Marie, Paige, Max and Lucy so sorry for your loss. Mr & Mrs. A.

Posted by Fred/ Marie Acquavita - Hamded, CT - friend   September 29, 2018

Dear Marie,Max,Paige and Lucy.
I am so distressed for all of you and New Haven. Your father was such a remarkable talent, so dedicated to you.His gifts to this town will attest to that talent for years to come.
We, who knew you at St. T's, have memories of a quiet smiling father, so proud of his family!
Please accept my love, my heart breaks for all of you. Love, Mrs. B.

Posted by Susan Blanchard - Hamden,, CT - Teacher   September 22, 2018

Dear Marie, Paige, Lucy and Max, So sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We recall so many shared moments at St. Thomas's when our girls were in school together, and David's design of their playground. He was so genuinely attentive, seemingly never wanting to miss a word or moment. Quiet confidence comes immediately to mind. We will miss him. Love, Channing, Theresa and Olivia.

Posted by Channing Harris - Hamdn, CT   September 16, 2018

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