Jack Moskowitz died in his sleep in Washington on June 3 at 93 years old.
He was born in 1927 in Detroit, Mich., to Frank and Helen Moskowitz. Upon graduating from Cass Technical High School, Moskowitz served in the military and trained at Yale University to be a translator. He earned his bachelor’s degree in education and juris doctorate at Wayne State University. Moskowitz married Faye Stollman in 1948, and they stayed married for 72 years. They lived in Cleveland Park for 60 years.
In 1962, Moskowitz and his family moved to Washington, where he began a career on Capitol Hill. Moskowitz served as a staff member for the Senate Committee on Refugees and Escapees, and was the deputy assistant secretary of defense specializing in civil rights and industrial relations.
After his service in the Pentagon, Moskowitz became an advocate for progressive causes as part of the original staff of Common Cause. He ended his career as senior vice president for government relations for the United Way of America, which worked closely with the independent sector to advance social causes.
In retirement, Moskowitz served as a mediator for D.C. Superior Court. He was also an avid student, earning a bachelor’s degree in religion at George Washington University in his 70s. As the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center’s longest serving board member, Moskowitz was involved with Theater J.
Moskowitz is survived by his wife, Faye; children, Shoshana and Peter Grove, Frank Moskowitz and Heidi Findley, Seth Moskowitz and Cheryl Michaly, Elizabeth and Jeffrey Korns, and Julie Lapore; grandchildren, Helen Grove (Mac LeBuhn), Henry Moskowitz and Jonathan Korns; in-laws Reuben, Susan Stollman and Barbara Stollman; cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and his devoted caregivers. He was predeceased by his brother, Irving Moskowitz, and brother-in-law, Chaim Stollman.
Donations may be made to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Service entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Funeral Care.