Moris Tcath, 89


HAMDEN, CONN. – Moris Aaron "Moe" Tcath of Hamden, Connecticut, passed away peacefully on April 1. He was the beloved husband of Beverly (Hendel) Tcath, and they were married for almost 63 years.

Born in Providence, Moe was the son of the late Jacob and Gertrude (Lahn) Tcath. Moe was predeceased by his sister, Sybil (Leonard) Michelman. 

He grew up on the East Side of Providence, attending John Howland Elementary School, Nathan Bishop Middle School and graduated from Manlius Military Prep School in Manlius, New York. Moe graduated from Brown University in 1953, and entered the US Army during the Korean conflict, in Enterprise, Alabama.

Moe married his soul mate, Beverly, in New London, Connecticut, June 16, 1957. Their family grew with Laurie (Peter) Sterling, of Chicago, Illinois, Jay (Amy) of Deerfield, Illinois, and Pam (Barry) Schiff of Cranston. He was always willing to kvell over his grandchildren: Max and Sam Sterling, Gordon, William and Lily Tcath and Bennett Schiff.

After his service to his country, he worked for several retail stores before going into business for himself, when he bought the Carousel, a children's clothing store in Wallingford, Connecticut, working side by side with Bev for almost 20 years.

Moe's first love was his family but he also had other passions. He was a voracious crossword puzzler, avid setback and bridge player, and a lover of TV judge shows. Moe achieved a national bridge ranking in 1953. With Bev by his side, they traveled to amazing locations and took many cruises.

Moe served on the executive board of PROBUS, as well as the Board of Directors of Temple Beth Sholom in Hamden. He was also a Hadassah associate.

Donations may be made to American Heart Association or Temple Beth Sholom (Hamden) Israeli Bond Fund or the  Hendel Family Scholarship at the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut.