Moses C. Rosenfeld, 91, who founded Parkway Cleaners and Dyers in Chevy Chase and who was active in the local Jewish community, died Tuesday at the Wisconsin Avenue Nursing Home after a stroke.
Born in Baltimore, Mr. Rosenfeld came to Washington in 1906 to help his father set up a cleaning business at 14th Street and New York Avenue NW. The business remained there until 1926, when Mr. Rosenfeld established Parkway Cleaners and Dyers in Washington. The business was moved to Chevy Chase in 1930. Mr. Rosenfeld retired in 1969.
He was a founder and charter member of the old Young Men's Hebrew Association, which was established here in 1912. The YMHA later became identified with the Jewish Community Center of Washington, now the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington in Rockville, of which Mr. Rosenfeld also was a member.
A Chevy Chase resident for more than 50 years, Mr. Rosenfeld was a member of the Chevy Chase Lodge of the Masons, the Woodmont Country Club in Rockville and the Argo Lodge of B'nai B'rith. He also was a member of the Adas Israel Hebrew Congregation in Washington.
His first wife, Pauline, to whom he was married for 48 years, died in 1966.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian, of Chevy Chase; two children by his first marriage, Annette Freeman of Bethesda and Joffre R. (Bob), of Rockville; two brothers, Harry and Ted, both of San Francisco; a sister, Lillian, of New York City; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to a charity of one's choice.