The Obit For Carl Mosher

Carl Mosher

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 Prendeville.

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 later years.

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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