MOSCA, WILLIAM KENNETH SR. 85 - of Margate, died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his loving family on January 23, 2013. "Bill" was born on October 16, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from St. Francis High School in Brooklyn, and from St. Francis College in 1950. He received his teaching certification at Kutztown State University, and a Masters degree in Administration at Temple University. Bill enlisted in the Army and served with the Army Occupation Forces in Germany from 1950-52. On June 18, 1955, he married Dolores, the love of his life, and they moved to Pottsville, PA. Bill tried his hand at radio broadcasting before accepting a teaching job in Margate. He was a teacher at the Granville Ave. School, and a teaching principal at Union Ave. School from August 1956-1960, and principal of the Eugene A. Tighe School from September 1960 until June 1991. Bill was a eucharistic minister and member of Holy Trinity Parish, the Sons of Italy, and VFW Post 469 of Longport. He is survived by his wife Dolores of 57 years, son William K. (Kathryn) Mosca, Jr.; son Kenneth J. (Isabelle) Mosca; son Michael R. (Ivelise) Mosca; daughter Maria H. (Harry) Southard, brother Edward Mosca; ten loving grand-children; a great grandson; and many nieces, nephews and extended family. Bill was preceeded in death by his mother Margaret, his father Edward, and his sister Sister Mary Mosca of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Bill was a loving father, husband, grandfather, great grandfather, and caring friend to everyone. He loved the people of Margate, his fellow teachers, administrators, and his many students. Dubbed "The Mayor of Gladstone Avenue", he was the "official greeter" at Casel's Super-market and Dino's Sub Shop, and did much socializing there on his daily walks around the town and beyond. It was not unusual to see him meeting and greeting people everywhere he went. He was also known for speaking several languages, which he frequently practiced on others. He loved watching football, and talking about history, politics and religion. He excelled at telling jokes, singing old standards, and ballroom dancing. Bill loved walking the beach and the boardwalk. He spent time in his retirement volunteering for Shore Medical Center's humor therapy program, as a tutor/speaker for FACES 4 Autism, and as a President of the Atlantic County Institute of Technology's Board of Education. Bill especially loved spending time visiting with his grandchildren. He was a devout Catholic, a man of great faith and service. He was also an ecumenical man, and counted among his friends people of all faiths. He truly loved all he met. A viewing will be held on Friday, January 25 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, and on Saturday, January 26, from 9:00am to 10:00am, at Holy Trinity Parish: Blessed Sacrament Church, Jerome Ave., Margate, NJ. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Parish: Blessed Sacrament Church on Saturday, January 26 at 10:00am. Bill will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery in Mays Landing. Memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 1725 Brentwood Rd., Brentwood, NY 11717, and FACES 4 Autism, P.O. Box 2341, Ventnor, NJ 08406, www.faces4autism.org. Arrangements by the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home.
This obituary was originally published in The Press of Atlantic City.