Peter Moss: add your tribute

By Danny Caro
May 4, 2011

Peter Moss, JC writer and coach of MSFL's FC Team, was killed in a bomb attack in Marrakesh on April 28.

The father-of-two, 59, was one of 15 people killed in the blast in a cafe at Djemma el-Fna square in the city’s old quarter.

The JC’s deepest sympathies go to his family and friends. To mark his impressive career, we have compiled a selection of his writing, which you can read here.

Many of his friends have already paid tribute to him, as you can see here. You can also share your memories of him in the comments section below.

Shiva details:
1 Brightwen Grove

The shiva will be held from Sunday evening for five nights, ending on Thursday evening. The hours of visit are as follows:

Sunday 8pm-10pm
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 3pm-6pm and 8pm-10pm
The service each night will take place from 8pm


Laurence Thorne

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 15:39

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Shocked by the initial reports and possibility of who it may have been, devestated once it was confirmed.

Peter was so inoffensive, calm, funny, a complete mench and was a delight to have on the touchline whenever I had the pleasure of refereeing FC Team. I never had a cross word with Peter in my oh too many years blowing the whistle and remember refereeing him on the pitch on many occasions too.

Only a few months ago, just before the start of one of their matches, Peter arrived just before kick off carrying 2 cups of coffee he had purchased on his way to the ground and when I jokingly said "is one of those for me" he immediately said "no, but I will go back and buy you one of you want"... Thats the kind of man Peter was, sincere and genuine.

Peter will be sorely missed at Maccabi football level and all the other strands of work he did in the community and my heartfelt wishes go out to Gideon, Lucy and family at this tragic time.

Laurence Thorne, Referee and National and Junior Football Chairman


Thu, 05/05/2011 - 18:07

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Peter was a unique man. Gung ho, spontaneous, creative and talented. A great raconteur and a superb wordsmith. A swashbuckling adventurer with an energy that knew no bounds, who allowed nothing to get in the way of pursuing his dreams, no matter the odds. His talents were many and varied and he strove to be the the best at everything he undertook. Challenge him and he'd take you on. And he'd win. Or he'd take you on again and again until he did.

His love of music was well known. He was an avid reader of books, usually having several on the go at once. And his love of films was apparent from his huge and strategically placed collection.

But I think Peter's greatest talent was for writing. Not just about his travels but about his own psyche, life and those around him. He was a deep thinker, a philosopher, a hugely clever man with an incredible ability to understand people, their motivation and drive and sometimes, if you were very priviledged, he'd share his thoughts with you. His ability to write so lucidly from his very soul with such gut-wrenching ease was a rare gift. His words could tear at your heartstrings and leave you stunned. A truly adroit writer who could easily have been up there with his heros, Nick Hornby, Amos Oz, Pauline Melville and the rest......

Peter was a tireless and selfless supporter of JAMI and would give his time willingly to help those unable to help themselves, sometimes to the detriment of his own health. All he wanted was to help the world and make people laugh. He was a mover, a man who couldn't stay still.

I would like to think I knew him. He said we only get one shot at life and we shouldn't screw it up. He lived life to the full. He thought he was invincible. He should've been.

He will always be in my heart ("G-d bless his sainted trousers....")

Frances Sherwin


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