Obituary for William Ralph "Bill" Moyle
William Ralph Moyle, “Bill,” 73, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center- Somerset in Somerville.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Willard and Martha Moyle, he was raised in Rochester, New York.
He graduated from Cornell University before attending Harvard University, graduating with a PhD.
Bill began his career at Harvard as a research scientist and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He continued teaching at the former UMDNJ, now Rutgers RWJMS, where he conducted research on hormone action and evolution.
Bill had a passion for science and math, advancing in his field through his devotion to research. He was awarded numerous patents and grants.
Bill was an enthusiastic conversationalist, enjoying discussions on politics, science, and music, especially jazz. As a self-taught jazz musician, he played the saxophone, piano, and flute. Bill was a polite, kind and calm individual who will be missed by all who knew him.
Surviving are his wife, Tamara Delice-Moyle; sisters, Diane (Barry) Batzing, Karin (Bob) Shull, and Lauren (Mark) Tagliaferri; nieces and nephews, Chad, Janine, Brian, Christine, and Sara; and extended family, Rutgers colleagues, and friends.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 8-9 a.m. at the Piscataway Funeral Home, 18 Stelton Road, Piscataway, NJ.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. at the funeral home with interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to the Eastman School of Music, Department of Jazz Studies, 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY 14604
For directions and condolences, please visit www.PiscatawayFuneralHome.com