Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home & Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park
7405 West Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX
Joseph John Mosier
September 28, 1924 – February 12, 2020
Joseph John Mosier, Pop-pop Joe to his granddaughters, Uncle Mosier to his nieces and nephews, was born on September 28, 1924, in Exeter, Pennsylvania, and passed away on February 12, 2020, in Dallas, Texas. Joe lived in Exeter until he was inducted into the Army, in May of 1943, at age 19. He was sent to England as a PFC with the 99th General Hospital unit in April of 1944. Joe and his long time friend, John Burch, were thought to be the last two surviving members of their unit. Now there’s just one. The hospital unit served in England, northern France and the Ardennes, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge.
He returned home from Europe in 1945 and worked for the Veteran’s Administration, where he met “the one”, Marian Banick. They were married in 1952. A bachelor’s degree in commerce and finance from Wilkes College in 1954 was his next achievement and he practiced as an accountant until retirement. His only child, Annette, was born in 1957 and a few years later the family built a home and settled in South Abington township for almost 50 years. They were members of Our Lady of Snows parish during that time.
Golf was Joe’s life long passion. He played while stationed in England if he and his fellow soldiers were able to acquire golf balls, which were in very short supply. He was a member of Elmhurst country club and then the Country Club of Scranton, competing in the finals of the club championship and later winning the club’s Senior club championship. Joe played golf as often as he could with his brothers-in-law Dick Braig and John Banick from Virginia, and Gene Banick from New York. After he moved to Texas in 2011, he played golf with his daughter and son-in-law until age 90. The move to Texas was quite a change from NE Pennsylvania, as that summer the temperatures reached 115 degrees. Being with his family, especially his granddaughters and great granddaughters made his move a good decision, though he always missed the changing seasons (not the snow) and the mountains of his home state.
Joe is survived by his daughter, Annette and her husband, Charles; two granddaughters, Allison Ogburn and husband David; and Kimberly Hokin and husband Joseph; two great granddaughters, Emma Ogburn (10 months) and Madeline Hokin (5 weeks).
Annette says a special thank you to Cheryl Johnson and Linda Mullins, who took such good care of my Dad these past 14 months. You really spoiled him!
Committal Service will be held at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery on Friday, February 28, 2020, at 11:00 am. Please be sure to arrive by 10:45 am.
Donations in memory of Joe may be made to Presbyterian Communities and Services (T. Boone Pickens Hospice), 12467 Merit Drive, Dallas, TX, 75251; the Medical City Dallas Hospital Chaplaincy Ministries, 7777 Forest Lane, Dallas,Texas, 75230; or Our Lady of Snows Church, 310 S. State St., Clarks Summit, PA, 18411.
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy
Joseph John Mosier
Lois Allen (Bideganeta)
February 20, 2020
Joe was a very sweet man. He was a compassionate man and had very many stories about his beautiful family every time we spoke.
So happy to have known him.