Virgene Elizabeth Borowiak Moser

December 14, 1920May 15, 2014

MOSER, Virgene E. (Borowiak) age 93 of Dayton, Ohio, died on May 15th, 2014, at 10 Wilmington Place of Dayton, Ohio. She was born December 14th, 1920, in Hammond, Indiana, the only child of her parents, Hans and Carrie Borowiak.

Virgene grew up in Hammond, Indiana and graduated from Hammond High school in 1938. During The Great Depression she worked as a typist, and she met her future husband, Charles N. Moser, also of Hammond, during that time. They were married on August, 22nd 1942 at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Glenview, IL with another ceremony at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Chicago, IL. Charles was assigned to Pensacola Naval Air Station, FL, during World War II as a pilot trainer. There, her first son, Charles Jr., was born in 1944.

Subsequent to the end of the war, the family moved to Dayton, OH where her husband was employed as an Aeronautical Engineer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Virgene was involved in many community activities, especially the League of Women Voters. She was an active Democrat and worked for the party.

In 1954, her second son, Richard (Yeshua) was born in Dayton. In 1976 she completed requirements to get a licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) certificate. She was elected to the Southeast Dayton Priority Board for two terms (1976-1980). In 1979 Virgene was appointed to the State of Ohio Library Board where she served until 1984. She was also appointed to the City of Dayton Steering Committee for Comprehensive Community Energy Management to address the shortage of heating gas at that time.

She and her husband traveled to many places in the world after his retirement in 1973. In 2002 she moved to 10 Wilmington Place. She was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church in Dayton. Virgene was preceded in death by her husband Charles in 1993. She is survived by her sons, Charles Moser, Jr. and Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan, daughters-in-law Constance Moser and Anitra Puangsuwan, grandson Charles N. Moser III, granddaughter Leslie C. Granger, and great-granddaughter Chloe N. Moser.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at 10 Wilmington Place, 10 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in her name to the Dayton Peace Museum, 208 W Monument Ave, Dayton, OH 45402.


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May 19, 2014

My condolences to Yeshua and Amitra who were introduced to me by Virgene. When she moved to 10 Wilmington Place, i had recently retired and was able to assist her in emptying the house. a great deal was given to charities, of course. and we found blueprints, work of her husband. we offered them to Wright State's library and they were happy to receive them.
it was a sad day when Virgene finally gave up her car. i remember her fondly as a vibrant person who remained in touch with the world even when her means of doing so was diminishing.
what a blessing to have known her.
mary jo pfander

May 19, 2014

Chuck and Connie, So sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to you and your family at this time. So glad you were able to be with her as she took her final breaths. Karen Burkhardt

Christine Dull

May 19, 2014

Dear, dear Virgine! I loved her so much! Besides being a good personal friend, she encouraged us at the very beginning of the Peace Museum by giving a large donation, which continued every year for as long as she could afford it. Thank you, too, Yeshua, for all your good work in helping rid the world of land mines. You are your mother's son. The last time we saw her was at her 90th birthday party--still active. We will miss her. With love, Chris and Ralph Dull

Jerry Leggett

May 18, 2014

I am writing on behalf of the Dayton International Peace Museum to offer sincere condolences to Yeshua and family members during this time of loss and sadness. May peace be upon all of us and especially those who held her dear. Sincerely, Jerry Leggett, Executive Director, Dayton International Peace Museum