Archie G. Moser Jr., 85, a resident of Michaux Manor, South Mountain, Pa., and formerly of 55 W. Sixth St., Waynesboro, died at 7:10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Chambersburg.
Born July 22, 1928, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Archie G. Moser Sr. and Margaret E. (Hays) Moser. He was a lifelong resident of the Waynesboro area.
Mr. Moser graduated from Waynesboro High School with the class of 1946. Following his graduation, he served with the Army
of Occupation in the Pacific Theater from July 1946 until August 1949. While in the service he was invited to try out for the San Francisco baseball team, but declined.
He and his wife of over 63 years, Arlene E. (Summers) Moser, were married on July 22, 1950, in the First E.U.B. Church, Waynesboro.
During high school, Mr. Moser worked at Arthur's Dairy and McCrory's Department Store, both of Waynesboro. Following his years in the service, he learned his apprentice trade at Landis Tool Co., Waynesboro. While at Landis Tool he worked as a final machine inspector for 30 years and a specifications analyst for 10 years. He retired in December 1989 after more than 40 years with the company.
He was a life member of the First E.U.B. Church, currently Faith United Methodist Church, Waynesboro. He was a charter member of the Married Couples Sunday School Class at the church, where he served as president and treasurer numerous times over 60 years. In addition, he served as an usher, offering teller, and on the Pastor-Parish committee at the church. He was also a member of Eagles Club Inc., Waynesboro, and the Waynesboro Fish and Game and was a life member of William "Max" McLaughlin VFW
Post 695, Waynesboro.
Mr. Moser was an avid fan of Penn State, Denver Broncos, and Washington Redskins football. He also enjoyed New York Yankees baseball, coaching little league baseball, including the Landis Tool and Moose teams, and coaching the Landis Tool men's fast pitch softball team.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Kenneth A. Moser and his wife, Stephanie of Surfside Beach, S.C., and Ellen M. (Moser) Brown and her husband, Barry of Sabillasville, Md.; and six grandchildren, Joshua Brown and his fiance, Jill Bruce, Matthew Brown and his wife, Andrea, Jacob Brown and his wife, Emily, Andrew Brown, Hannah Brown and Rebekah Brown.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Faith United Methodist Church, 104 N. Potomac St., Waynesboro, with Rev. Mark Shover officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, Wednesday morning, in the church.
Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday morning in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, 3218 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Faith United Methodist Church, 104 N. Potomac St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268 for the preservation of the sanctuary and stained glass windows.
Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, is handling the arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at:www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com