My deepest sympathies go out to Dolores, Billy, Kenny, Michael, Maria & all of the Mosca family. I loved Bill Mosca. He was my friend. I had Bill for my 8th grade teacher at Granville Ave school. I had such a huge crush on him back then. I was thrilled that my 8th grade teacher lived on Gladstone Ave. four doors away from where I lived. Bill was in my life since I was a child. I will miss Bill very much. We use to talk politics all the time. My views were the same as Bill's views. I will miss watching the fire works, sitting on our beach chairs. I will miss the spaghetti dinners Bill always brought me. Gladstone Ave will never be the same without him. He was a great guy, a very caring person. I'm so sorry for your loss.
I was truly saddened to hear of Mr Mosca's passing. He was one of my mentors. I always enjoyed his honesty and integrity, firm handshake and a great heartfelt smile. He always asked about my family, remembered my children's names and always had something positive to say. The absolutely BEST teacher I ever had ! I'll be missing him when near Casel's or at Mass but know our Lord has a special place for a man of his caliber. Rest in peace my old friend.
Mr Mosca was like a father to all of his students. He both commanded and demanded respect by the way he carried himself. Never a false note in anything he said and always a glint in his eye (behind the glare!). I remember the joy he took in having walking races with us, just as competitive and energetic as a kid! His half-court shots in the gym were legendary. He was a man's man but also a warm and caring person. Along with my own father, he was a role model for how should conduct yourself in life and set a high bar. My heart is sad but i will reflect on fond memories. My sincerest condolences to my friend Kenny and his entire family.
Mr Mosca was a great person. He was princeble in 1963 when I graduated from tighe.Simply a fantastic person who had "the kids" in his heart. Will always think of him. May God Bless his soul. Miss you Bill.
Bill Mosca's ties to our family were both personal and professional. He and my husband, Fred Needham, were close colleagues as teachers, and then as fellow administrators in Margate. They shared many laughs and lots of challenges as educators together. On behalf of our family, we extend deepest sympathies to Bill's wife Dolores and children. Dolores Needham
I've been a close friend of Michael, Bill's son for many years, the first time I met Michael's parents they treated me like one of their own, Mr. Mosca greeted me with a smile and asked me many questions about my career, he made me feel welcome. The world could use many more of his character and kind nature. My condolences to the Mosca family.
My sincerest gratitude to all who have posted their tributes and condolences regarding my father's passing. I have read each and every post, and I am so blessed to learn how dad touched so many lives. We ask that you continue to pray for dad and our family as we continue to grieve our incredible loss. We know dad is in heaven and telling all his jokes to the new souls he has met. Our continued thanks for the outpouring of love and friendship.
A great man,a teacher,educator and principal that made it an honor to attend his public school in New Jersey He saw through good humor and intellect hundreds of students advance through life with the high standards he set for them .He will be greatly missed sincere condolences to his family Glenn Budnick M.D
Bill was an honorable and respected gentleman who I was honored to know.
I did not know him very well as we just met last summer, however I sensed a person who was warm and caring. Every time that I did see him he always had a smile and a kind word to say. I will miss seeing him when I walk down Gladstone Ave.
Mr. Mosca was a beautiful soul full of love and laughter, and he bestowed that upon all those he knew. I consider it a blessing and an honor to have known this man, and although he was my best friend Isabelle's Father-in-Law he always made me feel like I was family. For that, I will always be grateful. His hearty laugh and wide smile always greeted me whenever I spent time with the family.His great sense of humor was abounding and I always looked forward to jesting with him. I felt just like I was at home with my own family.I consider this an extraordinary gift which he posessed. I am truly amazed at the long and colorful marriage he had with his wife as well. To me , they exemplified what a great marriage should really be. What a wonderful life he lived, and what a wonderful legacy he left in his children and grandchildren. He truly made his indelible mark on the world through his teaching , his gift of humanity, his love and zest for life. I will never forget Mr. Mosca, may he rest in peace in eternity.He will be missed. My deepest sympathies go out to all of the Mosca family as well. May you carry the gift of his memory in your hearts forever.
Bill was a wonderful caring person. It was an honor to know him.
While he was not my teacher, I have been fortunate to have known Bill Mosca since my junior high days at Granville Ave. School in Margate. Strong faith in God, pride in his family and profound appreciation and love for our blessed country were bulwarks of his life. Even into retirement, he cared about the success of all the students, not just the ones in his classes. He inspired all of them. I have always been grateful for his recommendation to me to choose Latin language in high school. Mr. Mosca was brimming over with kindness and the joy of life and community. He was a down to earth and wonderfully friendly, yet intellectual role model. He took each stage of life as a font of learning and then sharing what he learned. I met him on the street in Margate just a few months ago. We shared memories of Margate schools in the 1960s. We spoke about his life, his family, politics, and what he saw in post-WWII war-torn Europe, including the horrors of the Holocaust. He told me about the talks he was still giving to groups to educate and enhance the lives of students and people of all ages. May his memory be a source of faith and of inspiration for good deeds and commitment to freedom for all who knew him.
For the last seven years I have been blessed to be Bill and Delores's next door neighbor. Bill Mosca was a giant of a man. He was a man of love and service. I never heard him utter a negative word about anyone of anything. There was no darkness to Bill, he was a man of light.
Just standing next to Bill made you feel good. He possessed a wellspring of joy so great it could not be contained. It emanated from him and washed over you in his presence.
Our loss of such a noble man serves as a call to emulate his passion for life, love, family, service, joy, compassion and charity.
Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the Mosca Family.
I have had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Mr. Mosca on numerous occasions over the past 30 years. He was intelligent, kind, humble & always welcoming. He set a wonderful example for his children and can be as proud of them as they are of him. May the good lord welcome you into his home as easily as you have welcomed so many into yours. Rest in Peace,
The Krantz Family is deeply saddened to lear of Bill's passing. He was surely loved by our family for all the kindnesses he blessed us with. He will be missed. May his memory be for a blessing!
We could very easily repeat just about everything the previous ten pages have said about Bill Mosca. Somehow we always called him “Mr.” no matter how many times he said to call him Bill. He was such a pleasure. It was great bumping into him anywhere and having a very positive conversation. You knew the kids who went through the Tight School system really appreciated him. Not only did he have their respect but also their affection. Our sympathy goes out to his whole family as well as the residents of Margate.
Sincerely, Jean and Burt Bennett
BILL, thank you for your hospitality and friendship! You will truly be missed.
DELORES, please accept my sincere condolence with love.....
To Dolores, Maria and the rest of the Mosca Family
I am very sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you all. My husband and Bill were friends for many years.
Priscilla Wright (Mrs Paul) & Family
To the Mosca Family Members,
Bill was an inspiration and a gift to so many of us. Our fondest memories of our youth in Margate are filled with memories of Bill. It was so evident that he truly cared aobut each of us as students and in our adult lives, as friends.
He will be missed deeply by so many.
May your memories of Bill and how he lived his life bring you comfort now and in the future.
With deepest sympathy,
Janice DeCicco Fipp, Richard DeCicco and JoAnne DeCicco Barbieri
Doloris and Family. I am sorry for your loss, but we know that Bill is in a better place. It was good to see him and yourself at Mass a few weeks back at St Katherine Drexel. He will be missed by the many students who had the honor and priviledge of his role as Principal at Tighe School and also a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish all these years. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Doloris and family; It was so good seeing Bill and You a few weeks ago at St Katherine Drexel Mass. I am sorry for your loss and know that Bill is watching down on you and his family. He was a wonderful man and I will have fond memories of him when we would talk after Mass or when he was walking in the halls of Eugene Tighe School when he was principal. My prayers and thoughts are with you all...
To the Mosca Family,
My prayers and thoughts to the Mosca Family on your loss. Mr. Mosca was not only my principal, but also my siblings and numerous children in Margate.
I will remember his wonderful personality and our chats when I would run into him as I got older.
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Like many others, I remember Bill Mosca's warmth, fierce intelligence, and eagerness to help in any way he could. My parents were Holocaust survivors, and he often talked to them (in German) about that time period, his compassion always evident. My sister Linda and I grew up a block from his house, and we agree that we will never walk past that house without looking to see if he's coming out to talk with us. He will always be remembered.
Bill Mosca, what a wonderful person you were! My Aunt Tosca lived next door to you and Dolores for many years and my daughter Danielle went to Tighe School while you were the Principal. You were a part of our lives and we were blessed to know you. Margate won't be the same without your warm smile, big heart and compassionate ways. Rest in peace, dear, sweet man.
Mae (Manfre) DeVincentis
3 East Gilmar Circle
Bill always seemed so robust that we might have expected him to live to be 110. Alas, he is gone, although the beautiful impression he made on our lives will linger. He exemplified the idea that true greatness in men comes through success at ordinary deeds.
To Kenny, Michael and the Mosca Family,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. May the Good Lord comfort you at this time and the days ahead.
I consider myself privileged to have met Rebecca's grandfather on several occasions. He was a wonderful man and had a great spirit about him. You all are in my prayers.
We lived next door to the Mosca family and watched the children grow up. Bill was a wonderful neighbor and friend to my parents, Rose and Morris Friss. Here was a man who was loved by everyone who knew him. He was upbeat, kind and compassionate. He and Delores were a loving couple and terrific parents. Bill was always ready to go out of his way to help any of his neigbors. While I haven't seen him in many years, I will always remember what a fine man he was. My thoughts and prayers go out to his loving family.
I also was privileged to have Mr. Mosca as my principal. What a gifted man. He had a way of making you feel good about being admonished by him, which of course never happened to me. I last saw him around Christmas on the Gladstone Avenue sidewalk. In discussing the holiday with him, he reminded me, with his Cheshire cat grin, that Jesus was Jewish. I suppose he was trying to tell me something. He will be missed, but his vision will always be present.
Sincere sympathy to the Mosca family from the Berk family. Our three children were fortunate to have had Bill Mosca as their principal. What a fine upstanding man he was. Stanley and I will miss seeing him on his walks, and chatting with him.
Sincerely, Margie Berk
Mr. Mosca was my teacher and principal. He was a constant in a life of revolving doors. A "Mosca Sighting" in Casel's or on the sidewalks of Margate, was a highlight for me. We never missed an opportunity to catch up. He taught me a great deal, especially about words. He made me love writing. And now, it's my work and my pleasure. Thank you Mr. Mosca.
He was always good for a smile, a wave and kind words on gladstone ave...the best principal ever..appleland every year..wonderful family...he will be missed and thought of as we walk to the beach...
My memories of Principal Mosca are inextricably entwined with the Apollo lunar landing. Gathering us for the assembly (apparently we weren't moving quickly enough) he made this sound by clapping his hands together and then slapping each thigh, so it sounded just like a horse trotting. Whenever I hear that sound, I think of a great and noble man. At this sad time and in the days to come, I hope you feel the care of others surrounding and sustaining you.
The Neustadter family sends its condolences to the Mosca family. He will be remembered as a wonderful, warm presence around Margate who will be sorely missed. He really cared about his former students and took pride in their accomplishments. He touched more lives than he will ever know. Our thoughts are with you.
We always enjoyed Bill's humor and listening to his stories. We will miss our neighbor and friend. Our heartfelt condolences to Dolores and the Mosca Family.
I remember Bill Mosca as a man of great presence, intelligence, social ease and, impeccable good manners who radiated good will. I remember his dignified bearing and the respect he commanded and gave. When I was a child in Margate Schools, his piercing blue eyed gaze could easily command sobriety and instill fear in the heart of any errant school child sent to his office. I am glad that I chose to seek him out years later, when I became an adult.
I used to drop in on him at his home on Granville Avenue when I visited Margate in later years. He always had a warm welcome, a good word, and a firm handshake.
My condolences to his family. He will be missed by the many who were fortunate enough to have known him.
I know where u r! Ur telling Our Lord a funny (St.Peter is
Applauding& Jesus is laughing & both exclaim "open the pearly gates & let him in"!
Bill like the performances u did
For & with me - ur reviews were great in The Odd Couple"
& "The Roar of the Greasepaint" & "The Fantasticks" (Genesius Theatre- Atlantic Regional Theatre & Atlantic Community
Theatre) U were Hilarious!
Rosanna Giovanna Giulietta
Katharine & I send our luv to
Ur beautiful family Dolores
My Billy ( A Star at 7 years old
In "A Member of the Wedding")
Kenny Michael &Marie & all
I heard the news and a part of me and Margate was lost. Mr. Mosca was one in a kind a strong man with a kind heart. Growing up with him brings so many great memories. Play Day at school and him starting the games, his half court shots in the Gym, him catching us in the gym playing basketball when school was closed. Sending us to the library with the pen and history book after school. When you think of Margate growing up, Mr. Mosca was a big part of that. Being a friend of the family brought special times at the house and eating some great Italian meals. He was a man that was always willing to give you anything he had. My prayers go to the family he was loved and will be missed.
I was sadden to hear of Bill's passing -- he was such a great humanitarian! Although it's been many years since I last saw him, his compassion and spirit is remembered. Rest in peace, Bill.
The Lacity family (near and far) extend our most sincerest condolences. Mr. Mosca was truly one in a million. A Christian man with an educator's heart, a family man that extended beyond his own adoring wife and children, and a friend who always had a smile and a joke to share. He made you feel special, and we are all better people for having known him. God bless you all and give you peace.
I was so sorry to hear about Mr Mosca Sr. I heart and prayers go out to his family
A great Board President and a good friend. He will be missed by many people. It was a true pleasure working with himself.
He was such a nice man and a real icon in Margate...always had a smile on his face and a kind word for all. A great principle because you could tell he actually cared about the kids. He will be sadly missed by the Margate community. My thoughts and prayers are with the Mosca family.
My Family and I are very saddened over Bill's passing. Margate will never be the same without him. He was a great man.. The Russo family will miss him especially all our talks on our porch. And now when we look out into the ocean we will see a angel.. and ofcourse it will be you.... Our condolences to all the family..(30 North Gladstone)
My family and I are very sadden over Bill's passing.. Margate will never be the same with out him.. He was a great man.. The Russo family will miss him in many ways.. especially all are talks on the pouch!!! We will think of you ofen.. especially when we look out into the ocean..we will see a angel up in the sky.. which will of course will be you..Rest in Peace.. Love the Russo Family (30 North Gladstone)
we read of Bill's death on the internet . Please know that the Mosca family is in our thoughts and prayers. Bill loved to address me by my maiden name and loved to talk to me about my home town, near his Pottsville 1st assignment.
What a wonderful man. A man of integrity and honesty. Though it was many years ago, it was a privilege to have him in my life.
God Bless you Bill.
One of the most incredible people I have ever met. He has left permanent footprints on my life. Thank you Mr. Mosca for helping to shape who I am today. My deepest sympathy to your family and to all of those who have had the pleasure to know you.
Mr. Mosca was a very special person. He touched so many lives and my kids were blessed to have him as their principal.My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Ginger Emery
I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was a great man. Years ago, I remember him coming into my son Peter's class to talk/teach about the Titanic. The kids sat in Awe of him. Learned so much...I really liked him. He was and is a good soul. He will truly be missed.
MR Bill will be greatly missed so much, i could always count on Mr Bill helping me when ever there was a need for help at 21 n gladestone ave were i was a care giver for his friend Mr Fishman . He will truely be missed, to the family all of you are in my prayers my God keep you and send his peace Mr Bill is resting but i bet you he is still telling the angels in heaven jokes....
Bill Mosca was (is) a true treasure to all who knew him. He shall be forever engraved in all of our hearts & memories.
We are sorry for your loss. We loved him and will miss him.
Richard, Merri, Shelby and Adam
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Heaven has a new angel. You & Mrs. Mosca had such kind words for me when my mom passed in 2008. May you rest in peace & your family remember all the good memories of a great man.
I will miss my friend of over 50 years, but will remember his smile, his extraordinary tom foolery, and , most of all, the many, many great times we shared. I'm not praying for Bill. I'm asking him to "speak to the Lord" and pray for me and those he left behind who were blessed by knowing him and sharing his life.
We will miss you, Bill. You were our teacher,friend and good buddy. Gladstone Ane. Will never be the same without you. Our condolences to your family .
Marilyn and Bernie Falkow
Our deepest condolences to you and your
family. I will always remember the good times I had with your family and know that he is with Helene. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We extend our deepest sympathy to the Mosca family. We have nothing but the fondest memories of Mr. Mosca from our childhood and our time at Tighe School. He was a great man and a true lover of life. God bless.
As has been said on the Margate back in the day Facebook pages in various ways, most of us don't remember life in Margate without this man in it. Not many people cared for their students the way Mr. Mosca(Bill) did. Gladstone Ave. and Margate won't be the same without him
No Irishman had anything on this Son of Italy when it came to the "Gift of Gab". I had the immense pleasure of meeting, and getting to know Bill and Dolores through our son's marriage to their lovely granddaughter.
His warm words, endless humor and ready laugh came from an innate kindness to all that will be sorely missed by anyone who has chanced to meet him. If the measure of a man's life is what he did for others with nothing expected in return, few stood larger than Bill.
May God bless his family with love, joy and peace; as Bill did for us her on earth. I know Heaven is going to be blessed by Bill!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
My deepest sympathy to the Mosca family. I worked with Bill in the Margate School system in the early 60's. He was an outstanding teacher and administrator. In addition, he was a wonderful husband and father. It was an honor to have known and worked with him. He will be greatly missed, but remembered forever.
Deepest Sympathies to the Mosca Family.
I am so very deeply saddened to learn of Bill's passing. I recently saw him outside Colmar Hardware and we shared updates and gave each other a hug. He was always inviting me to stop by and I said to remember me to Dolores. He was an easy person to love as he was so kind and loving to everyone he met. I know he is in Heaven with all our loved ones who have gone before us. God bless all the family and friends who have had the pleasure to know and love him. Blessings and prayers to the Mosca family.