John Arbuckle Moseley
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John "Jack" Moseley passed away at home on August 2, 2018 after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, he was 91. Jack was born to William and Helen Moseley in Springfield, Illinois. He had two sisters Margaret (Krade) and Mary (Woolsey) and a brother Bill Moseley. Jack stayed in contact with his siblings his entire life, all proceeded him in death.

Jack attended Purdue University from 1943-1944 and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He then went in to the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1944-1946 before moving with his family to Santa Barbara in 1947. He earned a BE in electrical engineering in 1947 and an MS in physics in 1951 both from the University of Southern California. Jack worked from 1951-1953 at Raytheon Manufacturing Company in Point Mugu, CA, from 1953-1955 at Lear Inc, Santa Monica, CA before returning to Santa Barbara in 1955 to work as Director of Engineering for DandR Limited.

Jack was a pioneer in radio and TV broadcasting. In 1959 he founded a company in his garage, Moseley Associates, Inc., dedicated to the research and development of remote control equipment for the radio and TV industry. He was the first to develop a wireless audio link between radio stations and their mountaintop transmitters with one of the first being used by Santa Barbara station KTMS. As the business grew the company first moved into a local commercial/manufacturing office on Nogal Drive. In 1967 Jack broke ground on a 10,000 facility in the Santa Barbara Research Park. In 1968 he moved his company of 35 employees into the new facility. The company expanded into remote control systems, FM exciters, stereo generators, subsidiary communication generators, digital control systems and satellite earth station control systems. By 1977, Moseley Associates had grown to over 130 employees when Jack retired and sold the company to Flow-General of McLean, VA. Moseley Associates is still in existence today and head quartered in Goleta.

In August 1949 Jack married Laureen "Laurie" Moseley and they had two children together. Jack is survived by his son, Mark Moseley (Cathy) of Santa Barbara and his daughter Linda Story (Zach). Laurie sadly passed away from cancer in 1979. Jack is also survived by his three grandchildren Michael, Amanda and Sarah Moseley. Jack served on the board of the Santa Barbara Cancer Foundation from 1981 - 1983 and as its chairman from 1983-1985. He was a charter member of the La Cumbre Country Club and a past president of the Hope Ranch Home Owners Association.

Jack is also survived by Kathleen "Kathy" Cameron who he met in Santa Barbara and they were married in September 1980 and enjoyed many years together. In their many travels Jack and Kathy found a delightful community of only 375 people in Lake City, located in the San Juan mountains of southwest Colorado. In 1990 they built a log cabin spending 6 months a year in Lake City which they enjoyed for over 25 years. Jack and Kathy loved jeeping, fishing, hiking, cross country skiing, having friends visit and watching the fall colors. Jack especially loved the Lake City community and as a result became involved with many philanthropic organizations which provided lasting benefits to the town.

Jack enjoyed tennis, golf, HAM radio and his favorite hobby, glass blowing. He created beautiful glass beads, jewelry and small vases at his garage bench both in Santa Barbara and Colorado. Jack was a musician and enjoyed playing his clarinet in the Prime Time Band in Santa Barbara and in the Lake City Band.

Per Jack's request there will be no public memorial. In lieu of flowers please remember the Alzheimer's Association or the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Santa Barbara. The family would like to thank his loving and kind caregivers Esteban Sanchez, Antonio Sanchez, Roberto Gonzales, Sr. and Roberto Gonzales Jr.



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Published in Santa Barbara News-Press from Aug. 12 to Aug. 16, 2018.
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August 15, 2018
Hi Linda,
So sorry for your loss.
Maureen Murphy
August 14, 2018
Rest in Peace
Phillip Davies
August 12, 2018
Miss you friend. Thank you and Howard and Jim for all your help when I was Chief Engineer at KTMS/KCRW. Fond memories. Don Helvey
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