HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, PA (MyValleyTributes) – Howard P. Mossman, age 98, formerly of Hempfield Avenue, Hempfield Township, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 7, 2019 in Saint John XXIII Home, Hermitage.
He was born in Greenville on August 18, 1920 to Ralph L. and Hazel J. (Pearson) Mossman.
Howard was a 1938 graduate of Penn High School and attended X-Ray School at John Hopkins.
He was employed for 32 years as an X-Ray Tech at VA Hospital in Long Beach, California, retiring in 1981.
Howard was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville, where he sang in the men’s choir and played the piano at St. Paul’s monthly Mass.
Howard served in the U.S. Navy from 1939-1947 and was a survivor of Pearl Harbor. He was a Life Member of Greenville VFW Post #3374.
Howard is survived by his wife, Argena (Rinella) Strosser; a daughter, Patricia Lynn Moore of of Oceanside, California; a stepdaughter, Diana L. Miller of Greenville; two stepsons, Michael (Kathy) Strosser and Thomas (Patti) Strosser, from Greenville and Hermitage; a brother, George Carey of Sheakleyville and six stepgrandchildren, Josh (Amy) Strosser, Luke Strosser, Kristina (Tyler) Strosser-Middleton, Joseph (Maggie) Miller, Sara (Randy) Barr and Meredith Strosser. He also has three great-stepgrandchildren, Elliott and Emily Barr and Roman Strosser.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Norman Mossman; a sister, Martha Patt and a stepson-in-law, Richard Miller.
Calling hours will be Thursday, April 11, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main Street, Greenville, Pennsylvania.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, April 12, 2019, 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 85 N. High Street in Greenville, Rev. V. David Foradori, Pastor, as celebrant. Greenville VFW Post #3374 will render military honors at the conclusion of the Mass.
Inurnment will be in St. Michael Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Music Department, 85 N. High Street, Greenville, PA 16125.
A television tribute will air Thursday, April 11 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.