Donald Moss 1929-2015

Evanston native and longtime resident Donald H. Moss died April 29, 2015 in Springfield, Illinois. Don was born in Evanston in 1929 and was a 1947 graduate of Evanston Township High School. 

After honorable discharge as a corporal from the U.S. Army, Don received his BA and MA in psychology from Roosevelt University. He worked for several human service organizations, including the Chicago Urban League, Jewish Vocational Services, and United Cerebral Palsy. In 1962, he joined ARC Illinois and served as executive director for 27 years.

In 1990, Don established his own governmental relations and consulting firm, Don Moss & Associates, which   operates statewide out of Springfield, Illinois, lobbying for social service organizations. Don was honored by the President’s Committee on Mental Retardation, the Illinois Senate and House of Representatives, the Illinois Attorney General, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for exemplary service to persons with disabilities.

Don is survived by his wife, Naydene Moss; brother, Dr. Charles Moss; daughters: Susan Moss, Kate Moss Glinsmann, Jennifer Moss, and Mallory Moss Katz; grandchildren: Ike and wife, Bethany Glinsmann, Peter Glinsmann, Miranda Mendoza and Veronica Lubofsky.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Memorial Medical Center, Rehabilitation (3rd) Floor, Springfield.