James Arthur Mosher, Co-Founder of Café Lapin Buckhead

20 avril 194114 novembre 2020

James Arthur Mosher died at home with his loved ones on Saturday November 14, 2020. James was born April 20, 1941 in Janesville, Wisconsin to Arthur and Gertrude Mosher of Evansville, Wisconsin. Jim graduated from Albany High School, Albany Wisconsin and attended University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

Jim joined the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. After Basic training and further training in Germany, James was selected to serve in the United States Air Force Central Intelligence Agency in a remote area 4 miles south of Peshawr,Pakistan. After serving from 1963 to 1967, Jim received special permission to travel throughout the area after he finished his service. He was able to walk along the Khyber Pass, one of the oldest trading routes in the world that cuts through the Hindu Kush Mountain Range. He traveled to Afghanistan, India, and the Himalaya Mountain range making it to K2. Jim returned to the United States and began his career at UBS Paine Webber Milwaukee, WI, Columbus OH and finally Atlanta, GA working as a stockbroker for 30 years. For the last 14 years Jim has worked tirelessly on the success of Café Lapin, the restaurant he co-founded in Buckhead with Mattie Hines Mosher. Jim’s wish would be to see Café Lapin continue to thrive for our loyal customers, friends and employees. Memorial contributions may be sent to Café Lapin 2341 Peachtree Rd Suite C Atlanta, GA 30305 James Mosher is survived by his brothers and sisters: Harold Mosher of Alexandria VA, Patricia Bouton of Janesville WI, Kathleen Kinney of Greenfield WI, Marianne Healy of Greenfield WI, Jean Mosher of Evansville WI, Robert Mosher of Evansville WI and his spouse of 30 years Mattie Hines Mosher. Café Lapin would like to invite our customers and friends who wish to pay their respects to the restaurant Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 4pm to 6pm.


James Arthur Mosher, Co-Founder of Café Lapin Buckhead


Gary Hilker

24 novembre , 2020

Jim was my cousin and we shared many holiday meals at Grandmother's house. He was always fun to be around and could also be a rascal. We were both in the Air Force and one time he visited me at my base in New Jersey before going to Germany. After that I received several letters from him describing some of his wild weekend trips throughout Europe. We also had two cousins (Raymond and Dewayne Fenerick) who went to Viet Nam while in the Army. Thank goodness all four of us returned home safely.

sean meitner

19 novembre , 2020

I am Jims cousin and spent a lot of time with him as a child and as a room mate to him for a year when we both attended Wisconsin State College at Stevens Point before he went into the Airforce. I remember listening to the news with him when president Kennedy announced the Naval blockade and the Cuban missile crisis.
when we were kids i learned a lot from Jim. He proved to me that cats can swim in the cow tank for example. and that he could run faster than his Grand father who was chasing him after showing us how much fun it was to go to the chicken house and throw eggs against the wall. When we were in college and it was his turn to buy groceries, His four roommates never new what he would come home with. He introduced us to capers!! and we all asked what they were ?? and what the hell would he use them for??? He was a special mischievous person and always fun to be with,

Linda Renz

19 novembre , 2020

Condolences to the Mosher family, Mattie and to all who knew and loved Jim. Our friendship with him goes way back to when he lived in Milwaukee. So many wonderful memories of fun times, especially the annual Summerfest gatherings. Jim had a special knack for having fun and for making sure those around him had a good time as well. He will be deeply missed but warmly remembered. "Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine on him."

Beverly Seckinger

17 novembre , 2020

I will forever remember the week you both opened Lapin. What a thrilling experience for you two. Each week, month and year proved to excel and it quickly became the place to be in Buckhead. Jim and Mattie were a winning team and I am heartbroken to learn of his passing. Sending my deepest sincere sympathy to Mattie and Jim's entire family. 💔🙏 Beverly

Michael Parvin

17 novembre , 2020

Going to Cafe Lapin is always a treat but it was most special when Jim and Mattie stopped by the table to speak with us and share a story or just talk. We are most grateful for their friendship and will always remember how much we enjoyed their company. Our hearts and prayers are with Mattie, the staff of Cafe Lapin, and Jim's family. What a wonderful man and what a privilege it was to know him.

Marianne Healy

17 novembre , 2020

Jim was my brother and was full of mischief growing up. He loved to make us laugh (which is probably why he learned to pay the tuba and accordion as a kid). We grew up on a farm and he said he had hay fever but I still wonder if was just trying to get out of haying. Jim loved watching his beloved ATL Braves as well as the WI Badgers football. He loved Mattie, his family and his restaurant family. He left us with so many fond memories , so many smiles and I'll miss him dearly. Rest in peace my brother. You'll make me smile when I think of you and be in my heart forever....

Marlei Zeminsky

16 novembre , 2020

Jim is the most amazing boss I've ever had and he is so loved. I am so thankful for having met him. My thoughts and prayers are with the Cafe right now.

Martha Farmer

16 novembre , 2020

Forever, Tom and I will treasure the joy of bring “originals” of the Cafe Lapin family and supporters.

Douglas Rojas

16 novembre , 2020

A remember Jim as a great and hard working man. Jim was my first employer in this country.
I still have memories of him, reading the newspaper behind the cake station and making jokes about my payment every week.

Peace and love to you and your family.