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4538 N. 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
602-248-0030
Memorial service
Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016
10:00 AM
Sinai Mortuary of AZ
4538 N. 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Moss, Howard
Howard Moss, a Phoenix resident for 26 years, passed away on November 16, 2016. Howard was born July 20, 1934 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Dorothy and Phillip Moss. He graduated from Central High School, spent time in military service during the Korean War and worked in the family meat business. In 1976, Howard launched his own meat brokerage company called The Howard Moss Company where he earned an unprecedented reputation as a true class act in the meat business for more than 40 years. When he wasn't buying, selling and brokering meat deals, Howard excelled as a champion racquetball player for over 25 years earning numerous medals in many categories. He was also an avid golfer and a huge sports enthusiast. Howard was the most lovable, kind hearted, generous soul with a bright smile and infectious laugh. Always, the jokester in the crowd, Howard had a funny comeback line for everything. He had an innate talent for making people laugh, helping them to feel better about themselves and their lives. Howard was a real charmer and true gentleman, always setting an inspiring example for his family and vast amount of friends. 'Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often' was Howard's philosophy of life that he practiced himself faithfully and espoused to others. He shared his love unconditionally and believed in making every moment count. Howard had two great loves in his life; both of which preceded him in death. His beautiful wife, Estie Moss of 32 years and his loving companion, Pauline Shapiro of 16 years. Both of these ladies brought him great joy and happiness. Howard is survived by those who will always carry him in their hearts and souls, daughter Cynthia Moss, son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Lisa Townsend, son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Cheryl Townsend, son and daughter-in-law Bradley and Lori Mae Townsend, 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a very close and loving extended California family, Helena & Charlie Rosenberg, David & Debbie Shapiro and three grandchildren there: Rebecca Rosenberg, Ian Shapiro and Nicholas Shapiro. Howard is also survived by special friend Santana Morales. A memorial service and tribute to Howard will be held on Sunday, December 4th, 10:00 a.m. in the chapel at Sinai Mortuary of Arizona, 4538 N. 16th St., Phoenix followed by a celebration of his life at his favorite neighborhood spot, Ammaccapane's Restaurant & Sports Bar located at 13470 N. 7th St., Phoenix. Donations in Howard's memory can be made to the , 4550 E. Bell Rd., Ste. 126, Phoenix, AZ 85032 or to , 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 27, 2016
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