Robert M. Moll, affectionately known as “Big Bob Moll,” died holding the hands of his beloved daughters on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan.
A longtime Riverdale resident, he was born in Manhattan on Sept. 9, 1940, to Judith Yankawitz Moll and Louis Moll of St. Louis. He was the younger brother of Richard Moll, who preceded him in death last December in Stockholm, where he lived for decades with his wife, Gun Licorice Moll.
A New Yorker through and through, he attended Stuyvesant High School, City College of New York, and Fordham Law School.
He was an assistant district attorney in the Bronx, and practiced law in Manhattan into his late 70s.
While he was proud of — and well-respected — in his career, his family was his heart and greatest joy.
He married who would become his former wife, Clare Ceppi-Moll, in 1973, and they settled in Riverdale where they raised their daughters Kirsten Moll Pester and Katy Moll Ndrenika. Kirsten lives with her husband Chris and children in Hudson, New Hampshire, while Katy lives with her husband Erik and children in Wall, New Jersey.
His beautiful grandchildren — Olivia and Jacob Pester; and Athena, Sebastian and Sasha Ndrenika — brought him endless laughter and happiness. They will fondly remember swimming and biking with him on Cape Cod, and in Sea Girt, New Jersey.
He was many things — a lifelong lover of classical music, fine cuisine, cooking, literature, history, Cape Cod and Sea Girt beaches, and the Hudson Valley — but to those who knew him best, he will be remembered as a brilliant, witty and downright funny guy, devoted husband, trusted friend, loving companion to his partner Joy Domico, and adoring dad and papa who loved deeply and unconditionally.
A private memorial service and celebration of life will take place Friday, Aug. 20 at Sharon Gardens in Valhalla, with a luncheon to follow.