Richard L. "Richie" Mosher, 79, of Cattaraugus, N.Y., died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in TLC-HN Nursing Facility, Irving, N.Y., following an extended illness.
He was born Nov. 5, 1933, in Lackawanna, N.Y., the son of William G. and LaFrances (Lewis) Mosher.
He attended schools in Orchard Park, N.Y., and proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
Richard L. “Richie” Mosher
On July 27, 1971, in Little Valley, N.Y., he married his loving wife of more than 42 years, Patricia M. (Nordblum) Mosher. He was a crane operator for Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna, N.Y., where he enjoyed working for more than 34 years. Later in life, he had worked for Gernatt Gravel Products in South Dayton, N.Y.
Mr. Mosher was a member of the Little Valley American Legion Post 531, a life member of the Springville Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of the Randolph Moose and the Cattraugus Fireman's Club. He enjoyed hunting, and was an avid euchre player.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons: William Mosher of Florida, Rickie (Anita) Mosher of South Dayton, N.Y.; seven daughters: Cindy Lee Wells of Oak Hill, Fla., Jackie (Robert) Ellis of Leon, N.Y., Debbie (Ron) Jedrysik of Sinclairville, N.Y., Barbara (Greg) Hallett of Cattaraugus, N.Y., Laura Bradley of Cattaraugus, N.Y., Sandra Mosher of North Carolina, and Rachele (Dan) Irish of Cattaraugus, N.Y.; 21 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Alex McLellan of Little Valley, N.Y., and James (Pat) McLellan of Boston, N.Y.; and two sisters: Jean Hummel of North Boston, N.Y., and Betty (Herb) Fiebelkorn of Hamburg, N.Y., also survive.
He was predeceased by his stepmother, Agnes Mosher; two sons: Gary "Bo" Tucholski and Joe Stworzdylak; two brothers: Kenny Mosher and Donald McLellan; and three sisters: Dorothy Mosher, Lil Scharf and Anna Stworzdlak.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Cattaraugus, N.Y. The Rev. Joseph Porpiglia. pastor, will be celebrant. Burial will be in Liberty Park Cemetery, Cattaraugus, N.Y., where full military honors will be conducted.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Laing Funeral Home, Eden, N,Y.