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Howard F. Mosher

Age: 74 • Irasburg

Howard F. Mosher, 74, of Irasburg, died on January 29, 2017. He was born in Kingston, N.Y., on June 2, 1942, the son of Howard H. and Helen Emily Trapp Mosher. Mr. Mosher lived most of his adult life in Irasburg, VT. In 1964 Mr. Mosher married the love of his life, Phillis Mosher, graduated from Syracuse University, and moved to the Northeast Kingdom. They had two children, Jake and Annie. Mr. Mosher received his Master's Degree from the University of Vermont in 1968. Mr. Mosher worked as a teacher at the former Orleans High School and the Lake Region Union High School. He also worked for a number of years as a social worker with needy teenagers. As part of his lengthy apprenticeship to writing about the Northeast Kingdom, Mr. Mosher worked for several months as a "helper" to the Kingdom horse logger and former whiskey runner and moonshiner, Jake Blodgett, for whom the Moshers would later name their son. About 1975, Mr. Mosher turned to fulltime writing. He published his first book,

Disappearances, two years later. Over the course of his career, Mr. Mosher published 12 novels, two memoirs and countless essays and book reviews. In addition, his last work of fiction, POINTS NORTH, will be published by St. Martin's press in the winter of 2018. 2 Mr. Mosher is survived by his wife, Phillis; his son, Jake; his daughter, Annie, and son-inlaw John Williamson; his grandson and granddaughter, Frank James and True Williamson; his brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Judy Mosher. At the request of Mr. Mosher, there will be no visiting hours. The funeral will be held On June 2, 2017, at the United Church and is open to the public. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Joshua House Inc, P.O. Box 156, Irasburg, VT 05845.

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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Jan. 31, 2017
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