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Paul Mossburg

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Mr. Paul William Mossburg, 89, of Frederick, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016, in Frederick. He was the husband of the late F. Doris Lackey Mossburg, who died on March 4, 1987. Born in Frederick on November 18, 1926, he was a son of the late Harry C. and Emma R. Fitz Mossburg.

Paul proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was retired after 30 years with the City of Frederick Police Department, with rank of Captain. When he retired he was Inspector Supervisor/Commander of Criminal Division. He had also received the Ribbon of Honor and the Citation of Valor. After his retirement he owned and operated Mossburg Investigation Consultant. After this he worked part time for F & M Bank and Shockley Honda.

Paul was always very active in the community, which included Founder of Kid's Inc., an organization to help children with family problems, of which he served as president. He was past director of several activities, including, Kid's Inc., PTA Elm Street School, North Frederick and T J High School, March of Dimes, the YMCA and Department of Social Services. He was a founder and past Director of the Frederick County Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, member of Task Force Charged with writing of Drug Program for Frederick County Schools. He served as chairman of the Frederick County Red Cross and also chairman of the Disaster Committee.

He was an active and life member of the Frederick Evening Sertoma Club, having served three terms as Director, Secretary and President. He also served as Past District Governor, Past State Director and Past Sertoma International Director. He had received the Man Kind award, at the local and district level, the highest award given by Sertoma, He was also a member of the National and District Gold Coat Association of Sertoma.

He was also an active and life member of the Frederick Elks lodge and currently serving on the Board of Trustees. He was a member of the FSK American Legion, VFW Post # 3285, Amvets Post # 2, and the Junior Fire Company. He was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church, TN.

His family would like to express special thanks to Melissa, Jenny and Hospice for the wonderful care given to their family.

Surviving are his sons, Mark A. Ramsburg and Judy, of Hagerstown, Blaine P. Mossburg and Melissa, of Frederick, and Brian B. Mossburg and Mary, of Rutledge, TN, two sisters, Pauline Eaves, of FL and Peggy Nesbitt, of New York, four grandchildren, Natasha Mandel and Matthew, Christopher Mossburg and Jennifer, Justin Mossburg and Dani, and Devin Erfourth and Meghan, three great grandchildren, Finnagen and Max Mandel and Aubrey Mossburg and many nieces and nephews. He will also be remembered by a special friend and former daughter-in-law, Betty Smith. He was preceded in death by a son, P. Michael Mossburg, who died in 1998, his brother, Bernard Mossburg and one sister, Mary West.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, September 23, 2016, at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P. O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from Sept. 18 to Sept. 20, 2016
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