Cleora Moshier, formerly of Homosassa, passed away peacefully at her Pennsylvania home early Christmas morning. She retired from the state of Florida, serving first for the Brevard County Health Department and then the Citrus County Health Department.
Cleora was born April 6, 1942, and was preceded in death by her oldest son, FF/EMT William "Billy" Smith; her mother, Stella Formichella; her father, Frank Formichella Sr; and her companion, Bob Bender. She is survived by a son, John Smith of Perry, Fla.; a daughter, Kathy O'Quinn of Barto, Pa.; a sister, Judy Haldeman; two brothers, Frank Formichella Sr. and John Formichella; four granddaughters, Aimee Buffington, Tiffany Zicarelli, Janice Smith and Jessica Kuruc; two grandsons, John Smith and Justin Buffington; six great grandchildren; seven nieces and nephews; and numerous extended family and friends.
There will be a celebration of her life on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Pennsylvania. A second celebration will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at Whispering Pines Park in Inverness, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her son's name, William "Billy" Smith, to the National Fallen Firefighter's Foundation, P.O. Drawer 498 Emmitsburg, MD 21727, or firehero.org.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Dec. 29, 2013