2012-12-06 / Obituaries

Gordon M. Moser Mount Union, 58

Gordon Michael “Mike” Moser, 58, Mount Union, died unexpectedly Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at his residence.

Born January 21, 1954, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Peter B. and Valeria (Heath) Moser. He was united in marriage to the former Barbara Raker February 8, 1979, in Mount Union, by Gretchen Crouse. She preceded him in death May 29, 2012.

He is survived by a sister, Annette K. (Moser) Goldberg, Boston, Mass.; three stepchildren: Katherine (Hawkins) Gamble and her husband, Brentley, McConnellsburg; Clifford J. Hawkins Jr. and his wife Barbara A. (Harkleroad), Mill Creek; Christopher Raker Hawkins and his wife, Pamela (Boul-den), Smyrna, Del.; six stepgrandchildren: Jocelyn Gamble, Mc- Connellsburg; Justin Gamble and his wife Veronica, Thayne, Wyo.; Bradley J. Hawkins and his wife, Stephanie, Enola; James M. Hawkins, Mill Creek, and Stephania and Stefan Hawkins, both of Smyrna, Del.; and three step-great-grandchildren: Caleb Gamble, Mc- Connellsburg; Garrett Hawkins, Enola, and Paige Gamble, Thayne, Wyo.; and a nephew, Douglas Moser and his wife, Mary, Waltham, Mass.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel Zachary Moser.

He was of the Protestant faith.

Following high school, he served in the United States Navy as an aircraft mechanic during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of the Raystown Country Pool League, Frank P. Hommon American Legin Post No. 24, Huntingdon, and a proud member of Mensa International.

He attended Huntingdon public schools and was a 1972 graduate of Huntingdon Area High School.

He was employed by the former Harbison-Walker Refractories, Mount Union, until its closing in 1989. He was subsequently employed by Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, as a security guard and retired in 2010.

He was an avid billiards player and had a passion for teaching others to play. He enjoyed mechanical work, particuarly on cars, and enjoyed vacationing in Hilton Head Island with his wife. His family will remember him as a devoted husband, who dedicated his entire life to his late wife and ensuring her proper care during his last years of retirement.

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 24, at John B. Brown Funeral Home, Huntingdon. Rev. Dr. Stanley Bhasker officiated.

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