Richard 'Dick' Forest Mosier, 96, of Brandon, Fla., entered into rest, Sept. 18, 2013, in Zephyrhills, Fla.
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He was born in Tunkhannock on Jan. 15, 1917, the son of Allison Freeman and Emily (Miller) Mosier.
Dick graduated in 1937 from Tunkhannock High School where he was a three sport athlete (in football, baseball and track). He was the first THS student to medal at a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association-sanctioned event, having finished second in the 100-yard dash at the 1936 state track meet in State College.
After high school, he attended Joe Stripp's Baseball School in Florida, and played semi-pro baseball in Missouri before deciding to enlist in the U.S. Army in March of 1941 in Florida. Dick served in Hawaii and the Philippines during World War II and was honorably discharged in January of 1946.
He was of the Methodist faith, and was employed as a manager of a hardware store in Tampa, Fla. Dick was also an avid coin collector.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, the former Mildred Pugh in 2003; daughter Donna Jean Mosier in 2010; brothers: Keith and Freeman (Sonny); and sisters: Daisy Holdren and Dorothy Hunter.
He is survived by a sister Kathaleen Koerner of Tunkhannock; several nieces and nephews; and many friends, including caregiver Mitzi Robles, of Tampa, Fla.
A graveside service was held Sunday morning, Sept. 22, in the Hillsboro (Fla.) Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. To sign the guestbook, visit www.HillsboroMemorial.com
Published in The Wyoming County Examiner from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, 2013