Don W. Moss, 45, of Louisville, Ky., passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, in Hosparus of Louisville.
Born in Wilkes-Barre on March 15, 1967, son of Don and Joan Palmeri Moss, he was a 1985 graduate of Wyoming Area High School, the University of Scranton and attended Mount St. Mary College, Maryland.
He was formerly employed by the Salk Institute, Swiftwater; USAMRIID, Fort Dietrick, Md.; Human Genome Sciences, Maryland; Beyond Genomic, Walthman, Mass.; Battelle Corp., Columbus, Ohio; and Potencia Pharmaceutical, Louisville, Ky. He was the founding partner of Kyphia and senior bioanalytical scientist.
He published numerous research papers and created several patents. His scientific research took him to destinations such as Peru and London.
Don was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred and Mildred Moss and Sebastian and Jean Palmeri.
Besides his parents, Don and Joan Moss, he is survived by his sisters, Tracie Moss, West Pittston; and Terri Bugelholl and husband, Michael, West Pittston; nieces and nephews, Michael and Desiree Bugelholl, West Pittston; Mark, Lydia and Olivia Bugelholl; and a great-niece, Kylie Bugelholl.
A Blessing Service will held at noon Friday at Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. The Rev. James Alco will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. until service time at noon Friday. Interment will be in Memorial Shrine Cemetery, West Wyoming.