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Andrew J. Musser, Jr., 74, of Wynnewood, PA- better known as just Andy Musser during his long sportscasting career died peacefully in his home on Sunday January 22, 2012. For 26 years Mr. Musser was at the microphone for radio and television broadcasts of Phillies games. Indeed, at one time or another, Mr. Musser did play-by-play for every major sports team in Philadelphia except the Flyers. Mr. Musser got his big break in sportscasting at the age of 18 when he won a contest to become the Phillies Junior Sportscaster. The prize was broadcasting an inning on the team's radio network. The sponsor was impressed enough to ask Mr. Musser to remain and do another inning on a televised game. A native of Lemoyne, PA, Mr. Musser earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University, whereupon he joined the United StatesArmy and served for two years in South Korea. Upon returning home, Mr. Musser went to work for his father at Dauphin Electrical Supplies Company in Harrisburg, but soon drifted back into broadcasting, starting at WHP in Harrisburg. During his career Mr. Musser broadcast two World Series, two Super Bowls, two Masters Golf Toumaments, and numerous football and basketball games on national networks. For several years he was featured on CBS Radio with daily sports reports. After leaving the Phillies in 2001, Mr. Musser worked for both the Anchor Brewing Company of San Francisco and Maytag Dairy Farms as the companies' eastern area representative. As such he made many appearances for a man he most admired, Fritz Maytag. Mr. Musser often joked that he had two hobbies in life, baseball and beer, and was able to turn both into careers. He served on the Township of Lower Merion Cable Television Advisory Committee and was a member of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon and as Secretary of the Planning Committee for the Community Forums Distinguished Speaker Series. He also served as Chairman of the General Services Council and Chairman of the Senior Adult Club. He is in the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame and the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, West Shore Chapter. Mr. Musser was the 2002 recipient of the "Good Guy" award from the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Mr. Musser is survived by Eun Joo, his wife of 50 years; two children: Allan of Roswell, GA., and Luanne Zimmerman of Lower Gwynedd, P A and four grandchildren: Alyssa Musser of Roswell, GA and Bryce, Paige and Blake Zimmerman of Lower Gwynedd, PA. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday January 31st, 11am in the Sanctuary of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr PA 19010. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Foundation. Chadwick & McKinney Funeral Home of Ardmore PA
Published in Main Line Media News on Jan. 25, 2012
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