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Robert Raymond Moser Obituary
Robert Raymond Moser, formerly of Wayne Robert Raymond Moser was born Aug. 9, 1927 in Philadelphia to William W. Moser (from Philadelphia) and Lucille Salem Moser (from Binghamton, N.Y.). He passed away on May 2, 2013. Bob, as everyone knew him, was a longtime member of the Boy Scouts and spent many summers during high school as a counselor for The Pennsylvania Society for Crippled Children and Adults in White Haven, Pa. He was a great man who loved to give and help others. He attended Germantown High School and was a member of the track team, graduating in June 1945. Both his wife and he attended the 50th reunion in 1995. As a corporal in the U.S. Army he volunteered for World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946. Along with his brother William W. Moser Jr., he graduated from Penn State University in June 1950 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. During his time at PSU he was a member of four fraternities: Phi Eta Sigma, Pi Tau Sigma, Tau Beta Pi, and Phi Kappa Phi. One of his most passionate hobbies was following the Nittany Lion's football, having direct correspondence with Joe Paterno and his coaching staff at various times. Some might say (lovingly) that this passion bordered on obsession with extensive detailed research for his "depth charts" which he shared with fellow alumni, coaching staff, and his family. After graduating college he worked for Baldwin-Lima Hamilton Corp. as a design engineer until June 1956. Engineering was a passion for Mr. Moser and he often said he could not wait to get to work in those early years. A longtime friend referred Bob to G.E. where he worked from July 1956 till his retirement in 1990. He was loyal and passionate about the company that employed him for the majority of his life. He held many engineering and managerial positions during his tenure, including project quality and test engineer for the Mil Space Program. His responsibilities included oversight quality, technical and fiscal oversight of all activities performed within the Quality Assurance and Test Section, the Integrated Test Program Board and the Failure Analysis Board. He had final section authority for design change board activity and signed all ANs to drawings, specs and changes in procedure. In addition, he prepared and maintained the system acceptance test specification and launch site test requirements specification. Other notable projects included his work on thee Mercury Program during the late 1950's, the Satellite Recovery Vehicle and the Corona Trailblazers Reconnaissance Team. In the spring of 1974 he was accepted into the prestigious Elfun Society. Robert traveled extensively worldwide and was a passionate amateur photographer. During one of these trips to British Colombia he met Beatrice Elaine Westlund from Minneapolis, Minn. He flew from Philadelphia to Minneapolis for one year courting Ms. Westlund before marrying her in Nov. of 1963. He lovingly referred to her as his "Bride" till the day he passed. They settled in Wayne, and lived in the same home from 1963 until 2009. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice (of Audubon); his children, Judith Moser Gunther (Kurt) of Downingtown and David W. Moser (Loretta Borko) of Philadelphia; and his grandchildren, Robert Kohl Jr., Joshua Kohl, Ruby Jane Moser; as well as many nieces and nephews. He loved family gatherings, watching the Phillies play and traveling stateside with his family. He was a proud man who enjoyed working around his modest dream house and playing with his grandchildren, who began appearing as soon as he retired. His deceptively simple but humble dream of having a secure job, living in the suburbs in a home with a yard, wife and two children (boy and girl) was obtained midway through his life - perhaps a common dream of children raised through the Depression. Bob was a deeply spiritual man and was a member of Saint Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church in Devon from 1963 until he passed. This beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, friend, and role model was at peace when he passed, having fought many health challenges since mid Feb. of this year. Donations may be made to a in memory of Bob.

Published in The Daily Local on May 9, 2013
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