Published in the Daily
Press on 5/7/2008.
HAMPTON - Carl Mosher
passed away at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Hampton,
Va., on Thursday, May 1, 2008.
He was born in Perth Amboy, N.J., on Sept. 15, 1930, to Joseph Mosher
and Helen Mosko Mosher and graduated from Perth Amboy High School in 1948.
He pitched for a number of minor league teams attached to the NY Giants
baseball club before being drafted into the U.S. Army in 1952. He served
with the 79th Ordnance Battalion, 8178th Transportation Army Aviation
Maintenance Company as an electronics specialist in South Korea following
basic training at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga. Carl was honorably discharged
from active duty in 1954 and continued his service in the Reserves until
1960, having attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He then pursued and
obtained a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1963 from
Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Carl's background, remarkable talents and persistent dedication to the
advancement of science allowed him to make substantial contributions to
the early space program, most notable of which include his accomplishments
as an electronics payload design engineer for the Nimbus and Tiros programs
and a systems hardware consultant for the Apollo program.
In life, Carl was the true embodiment of a gentleman, son, brother, uncle
and friend. He was loved immeasurably and will be missed immeasurably
not only by his family, but also by the Hampton VA Medical Center staff
and residents, to whom he ingratiated himself through over 30 years of
devoted service to local veterans programs, veterans causes and the veteran
community in general.
He is survived by his sister, Gloria Mosher Currier; two nephews, Gregory
Merrill Currier and Jonathan Pillsbury Currier; and niece, Dawn Currier
With deep gratitude, the family wishes to thank all of Carl's caregivers
at the Hampton VA Medical Center, each of whom through extraordinary compassion,
attention and service contributed greatly to his comfort and dignity in
A graveside service will be held at noon Thursday, May 8, in St. Peter's
Episcopal Cemetery in Perth Amboy, N.J.
Arrangements are by the Gustav J. Novak Funeral Home, 419 Barclay St.,
Perth Amboy, N.J., 732-826-4525.
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