Thomas E. Moslak (1921 - 2016)

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Thomas E. Moslak, 95, formerly of Reynoldsville and Hawk Run, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Born May 17, 1921, in Munson, he was the son of the late Joseph Bernard and Mary Ann (Beroshok) Moslak.
He was a 1939 graduate of the former Cooper Township High School.
While in high school, Tom held two house coal routes and two pool halls.
He also attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Tom was a veteran of the second World War. He served with the US Navy in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters of Operation. His assignments included the USS New York (BB-34), the USS Leedstown (APA-56) and the USS Maurice J. Manuel (DE-351).
He was married to the former Elizabeth D. Patrick, on Dec. 29, 1944, at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, Winburne. Elizabeth preceded him in death on May 1, 1999.
After serving with the Navy, Tom was employed as an audit clerk at the Middletown Air Depot, Harrisburg.
Then, Tom was appointed as Postmaster in the late 1940's for the Hawk Run Post Office; a position he would hold for 31 years until his retirement. He constructed Hawk Run's current Post Office building.
Tom also had a coal business partnership with his late brother, Mike. Together they operated the former Moslak Coal Co. until its closing in the 1960's.
He was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Hawk Run. He had previously served as an Eucharistic Minister for his church.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Holy Family Council #8701, Morrisdale.
Tom enjoyed working on his house, tinkering and shooting pool.
In addition to his parents and wife, Elizabeth, he was preceded in death by four sisters (and their respective spouses): Ann Madole (Spence), Kathleen Meyers (Robert), Florence Lockey (Clements "Tim") and Frances Boron Marrara (Sam); four brothers Michael (Edith), John (Genevieve), Joseph (Elizabeth), and Ben Moslak; three infant brothers: Stephen, Paul and Frank Moslak; a sister–in-law, Mary Moslak; and one-brother-law, Joseph Rydzik.
Tom is survived by one daughter, Mary Beth Stojek and her husband, Tom, of Punxsutawney; one son, Thomas A. Moslak, Sr. and his wife, Teresa, of Pottstown; two grandchildren, Thomas A. Moslak, Jr. and his wife, Leahann, of Mechanicsburg, and Katherine Moslak, of New York City, New York; two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Mason Moslak, of Mechanicsburg; one sister, Mary Rydzik, of North Tonawanda, New York; one brother, Eugene Moslak, of Raleigh, North Carolina; one sister–in–law, Beverly Moslak, of (Glass City) RD Philipsburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private graveside service was held at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, Hawk Run.
A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made in Tom's memory to Christ the King Manor, 1100 West Long Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801 or to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 607 E. Main Street, Reynoldsville, PA 15851
The funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 E. Spruce Street, Philipsburg.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and share memories at www.beezerheathfh.com.
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Published in The Courier Express on Dec. 4, 2016
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