J. Galen Mosser

J. Galen Mosser

Sunday, February 13th, 1921 Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

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Obituary for J. Galen Mosser

J. Galen Mosser, 99, of New Holland, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020 after a brief illness. He was born in Lemoyne on Feb. 13, 1921, a son of the late John W. and Pearl (Hartman) Mosser. He was married to the late Marian Nelson Mosser (2009) for 66 years.
Galen was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, New Holland, where he sang in the choir for over 60 years.
Galen was a supervisor at Martin Aircraft, Baltimore, before joining the Army. A proud veteran of WWII, he was a Staff Sergeant, 1st Armored Div., 6th Infantry, in N. Italy from 1944-46; recipient of Marksman, Expert Rifle, & Bronze Star medals.
He retired in 1986 as a Manufacturing Supervisor at Sperry NH, but continued part time as an executive chauffeur. Galen was a founding member and 50 yr. treasurer of the NH Rifle & Pistol Club, and volunteered at the NH Band Museum. He enjoyed rifle shooting, playing golf, tennis, and water volleyball, surf fishing, playing cornet, and traveling across the 48 states. He was an expert craftsman and woodworker who created many unique and beautiful items and pieces of small furniture.
Surviving are two daughters, MaryLee (John R.) Yerger of Lititz, and Cindy Un of Wallingford; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and a brother, Ray E. Mosser of Camp Hill.
Preceding him in death is a sister, L. Carol Mosser.
A memorial service at Trinity Lutheran Church NH will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, PA 17557, or to Trinity Lutheran Church Choir Fund - Memorial for Galen Mosser, 221 E. Main St., New Holland, PA 17557. To send online condolences visit Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

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Cindy Un, Karen Ahramjian, and others have planted trees to honor the life of J. Galen Mosser.
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Cindy Un

In memory of dad, a calm, kind, gentle man who loved his family and had a strong belief in God.
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Comment | Posted at 12:48pm via Memorial Tree

Karen Ahramjian

May your father's/grandfather's spirit live on through this tree, and through all the meaningful memories you have of your life with him.
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Comment | Posted at 06:44pm via Memorial Tree

Edward B carvell Jr

I was so sorry to hear of Galen's passing. I was pleased that he could come to the 100th Anniversary for Troop 48. We all appreciate his leadership as the Troop's Committee Chairman during our 25th Anniversary. He was a remarkable man. I will keep you all in my prayers and send my heartfelt condolences.
Sincerely, Ed Carvell
Comment | Posted at 12:16am via Condolence

MaryLee Yerger

Thank you, Ed, for your kind expression of sympathy. I was not aware that Dad was the chairman for your 25th Anniversary, but it doesn’t surprise me - he loved the scouts and the outdoors. Glad he could be there for your 100th celebration, but sorry he wasn’t able to make it to his 100th. MaryLee Yerger
Posted at 10:15pm


I was saddened to see Galen's photo in today's paper and learn of his passing. I worked with him years ago at New Holland and also knew him through the NHR&P Club. He was a fine man. I am sorry for your loss. Mike Cooper
Comment | Posted at 01:00pm via Condolence

MaryLee Yerger

Thank you very much, Mike. He was always very proud of being a NH employee and loved being part of the NHR&P club. It was one of his favorite hobbies for many years. MaryLee Yerger
Posted at 10:16pm

Alice W. Sewell

May this tree flourish as his life flourished.
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Alice W. Sewell planted a memorial tree for J. Galen Mosser
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MaryLee Yerger

Thank you very much, Alice. We appreciate your thoughtfulness. Dad loved the outdoors and the special mossy cup oak trees that grew in our yard for many years. He even brought a sapling to Garden Spot Village and planted one beside his cottage. What a fitting tribute. MaryLee
Posted at 10:20pm

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