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May 27, 1933 - December 3, 2020
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Moss, Rae Ruth
(May 27, 1933 – December 3, 2020)
Rae Ruth Moss (known as Ruth) 87–beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother–passed away peacefully on December 3 at her home in Encino, CA. (cause?) Born in Portsmouth, Virginia to Katherine Sobeloff, a teacher, and Harry Noah Sobeloff, a Naval officer. She lived with her family in Honolulu during the bombing of Pearl Harbor and moved with them to Los Angeles in 1947. Ruth attended John Burroughs Junior High and North Hollywood High School before going to college at USC where she was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority. She married her husband, George E. Moss, a real estate developer in 1954 and they spent 66 wonderful years together raising a family, traveling the world and generously supporting cultural and charitable organizations. An outgoing, gregarious person with a sense of humor and passion for social issues, Ruth assumed leadership roles as the National Vice President of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) a member of the Board of Directors of the Venice Family Clinic and The Dance Gallery; President of the UCLA Medical Center Auxiliary and a Volunteer Coordinator at the UCLA Neuro-Psychiatric Institute. With George she established the ADL’s Daniel Pearl Award and supported medical research projects at both Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute. Ruth is survived by her loving family: her husband George; her daughter Karen Moss (David Familian); son Steven Moss (Janet Moss) and son Richard Moss (Bettina Moss) of Brentwood; grandchildren Jonathan Moss (Julie Lebedev); Maximilian Familian (Shari Familian); Samantha Moss, and Jacob Moss and great-grandchildren Natasha Moss, Noah Moss and Leo Familian. Ruth cherished her family and many friends–she will be sorely missed by everyone and will remain in our hearts forever. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the AntiDefamation League or your preferred charity.