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Rosewood Funeral Chapel

3304 Mockingbird Ln, Victoria, TX

OBITUARY

Dr. Thomas H. Moscatelli

May 30, 1950June 20, 2020
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Dr. Thomas M. Moscatelli, 70 of Victoria passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020. He was born May 30, 1950 in Victoria, TX to May Huber and Charles D. Moscatelli, Sr. Tom was a veterinarian serving the Victoria area for over 42 years. Tom was a graduate of St. Joseph High School and Texas A & M College of Veterinarian Medicine. He was a charter member of the Victoria Fair Association, a member of the Victoria Livestock Show serving as Assistant General Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent of the Auction for 38 years, as well as the Assistant Superintendent of the Jr. Commercial Heifer Show for 21 years, board member of VLS Inc., VLS Scholarship Board Member, VLS Advisory Board Member, American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Golden Crescent Veterinary Medical Association serving as the Past President as well as the Secretary/Treasurer and the Program Chairman, Past President and Director of the South Texas Hereford Association, Boat Captain for Warrior's Week-end , St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Texas A &M University Association of Former Students. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Emmons Moscatelli of Victoria; daughter Kacy Thomas and husband, Ryan of Victoria; son, Matthew Moscatelli of Round Rock and his grandchildren, Caden, Carson and Taylor Thomas. In addition to his parents, Dr. Moscatelli was preceded in death by his brother, Charles D. Moscatelli, Jr. Viewing will be on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm at Rosewood Funeral Chapels. Due to the current COVID-19 situation all other services will be private. Pallbearers will be Caden Thomas, Carson Thomas, Ryan Thomas, Roger Vega, Ben Johnson and Adam Hernandez. Honorary pallbearers are Taylor Thomas, Tim Miori, Jimmy Miori, Kurt Miori, Jimmy Emmons, James Brown, Edward Roeder and Dr. David Hanselka. Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Texas, 605 E. Locust, Victoria, TX 77901, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 402 S. Main, Victoria, TX 77901 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 10223 McAlister Freeway Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78216 Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Patricia Emmons Moscatelli, Wife
  • Kacy Thomas and husband, Ryan, Daughter and spouse
  • Matthew Moscatelli, Son
  • Caden Thomas, Grandson
  • Carson Thomas, Grandson
  • Taylor Grace Thomas, Granddaughter
  • Father, Charles D. Moscatelli, Sr. (deceased)
  • May Huber Moscatelli, Mother (deceased)
  • Charles D. Moscatelli Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Caden Thomas
  • Carson Thomas
  • Ryan Thomas
  • Roger Vega
  • Ben Johnson
  • Adam Hernandez
  • Taylor Thomas, Honorary
  • Tim Miori, Honorary
  • Jimmy Miori, Honorary
  • Kurt Miori, Honorary
  • Jimmy Emmons, Honorary
  • James Brown, Honorary
  • Edward Roeder, Honorary
  • Dr. David Hanselka, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Hospice of South Texas
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • St. Mary's Catholic Church

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Viewing

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Due to the current Covid-19 situation all other services will be private

Memories

Dr. Thomas H. Moscatelli

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Mary (Perez) Mijares

June 29, 2020

Taking this time to extend my deepest sympathy to you all. Trisha in my heart and soul you are and have always been to me as one of my daughters. When you & Tom received the blessings of not only Kacey then Matthew I rejoiced with you. At the loss of your family members I stayed in prayer for you. At this time in life I want to extend my hand to you once again. God be with you Kacey and Matthew. Receive my Love. Mary

Frances Gamblin

June 25, 2020

So sorry for family and friends loss.
Dr. Moscatelli was the most amazing doctor ever. He taught me so much about my babies, Oscar and Ozzie. Things I didn't know, and he taught me how to take better care of them.
When I had to have Oscar put down he waited for me to arrive to be with my Oscar as he let me touch my baby and let him know I still loved him.
Dr. Moscatelli with such amazing heart and love for all animals.
Thank you for being the best vet we ever have had.
You was missed greatly when you retired, you will be even more so missed now.
Prayers for your family and friends in this time.
Rest in peace!

Martin Koehne

June 25, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Dr. Tom's passing, I grew up across the highway from his clinic/home. Dr. Tom took care of all our dogs and cattle. He was a very kind, gentle caring man, treated everyone with the utmost respect. The world could use a lot more people like Dr. Tom, my sincere condolences to the family you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Corrie Martin

June 24, 2020

To know Doc made you a better person. I am forever grateful he gave me my opportunity to work for him up until the end. And will hold on to and cherish the time I spent with this incredible, indescribable man. I was 15 when he hired me he didn’t realize that, but he didn’t turn me away because he had already told me he would hire me. Doc keep counting cows and checking water troughs, your girls will be there to help you soon enough.

Tracy Marek

June 24, 2020

I’ve thought about what to say about Doc Because I truly wanted to be able to come up with something worthy to write here . I’ve come to the conclusion that won’t happen . You can’t summarize someone so larger than life nor can I pin point one memory because I think of him and so many flood my mind . I know I’m very lucky that I’m one of those fortunate to have known this man . I first met Doc after moving to Victoria as a young mom about 20 years ago . I would bring my then little girls & dogs in . Me flustered trying to keep all under control & not let dogs nor little girls wreck the room .Doc would talk to the girls and show them things and have their full attention while taking care of the dog . How ? He just made you feel at ease, comfortable and like you where no problem at all. Years later I saw a sign that they where hiring at the clinic and I put in an application. I can remember going in and talking to Teresa then getting a phone call from Doc saying if I would want to give working there a try he would like to hire me . That memory really makes me smile because I didn’t just gain a job that day I gained a family that I will forever be grateful to have been a part of . Doc was so much more than my boss he was my friend , teacher and sometimes a shoulder to cry on . Gosh he was tireless and seemed to run circles around us ,he didn’t delegate a job he got in there and he did the job beside you. He loved to tell jokes which Teresa usually finished because he would laugh so hard he couldn’t finish it or he gave away the punchline, oh his laughing was infectious, we sure had alot of laughs , he liked everyone happy & if you seemed down he would pick you up , he was steady & he made you feel safe , secure & he was so generous and caring , truly he would give you the shirt off of his back , shoes off of his feet or food off of his plate. He made me want to be a better person and I know I am a better person today because I learned from my friend Doc.

Laurie Salais

June 23, 2020

The world lost an amazing person the day we lost Doc. He hired me at the young age of 17 and I would spend the next 24 years working for him. He was the most generous, kind hearted, full of life kind of guy. He would go from sun up to sundown. He would spend his days being a veterinarian, farmer and a rancher. He taught me so much over those 24 years and gave me memories that I will forever cherish. On a hot summer day Doc came to me and said hey Laurie do you want to go run the module builder? I thought to myself what the heck is a module builder and how in the world do you operate it. Little did I know I would spend countless hours from that day on running that module builder every summer. From our what’s said in surgery stays in surgery talks, to clinic trips we took to Louisiana and Warriors Weekend he was always up for a good time. He was not only my boss but he was also my friend. He will be missed by many. I am thankful I got to be a part of his life. RIP Doc!

Teresa Moorman

June 23, 2020

It is hard to put down in words what a great man Tom Moscatelli was. I worked for him for 36 years as his vet tech at the clinic, and his right hand man in his farming and ranching operation.
When it came to doing any task big or small, whether you thought you could or not, he always encouraged you to try.
I remember my 1st time on a combine. We went out at lunch to check the field and Tom said “Teresa you are all I got and the corn needs to be harvested”. So, I got a crash course in combine 101. After about an hour he said I have to get back to the office, call me (on the bag phone) if you need anything. From that day on, I never looked back and I became his combine and cotton picker operator. We had many long days and night of harvesting but made many memories I will cherish.
I remember eating hard salami at lunch every day from Groll’s Grocery .
I remember many fishing trips in the “Cat Pee Boat”.
The great times we had taking the warriors fishing for Warriors Weekend.
I remember the great team we had at the clinic lead by a great leader and teacher.
I remember all the kids he helped out with animals for the stockshow.
He was much more than our “BOS” (in his words). He was our friend.
We will all miss you. Happy trails to you until we meet again.

Suzi Moreau

June 23, 2020

You were a beautiful human being. A gift. Can’t believe I was lucky enough to have experienced you. Lucky me. Given the sadness I feel, my deepest prayers are for your family and friends whose hearts are so trampled right now. Smile on us, Tom, and help us bear the loss. Thanks for the memories.

Roger and Dee Stuart

June 23, 2020

We have known Doc for 25 plus years. He helped our kids with show steers for the stockshow. They learned so much from him. Doc even gave our son a summer job during cotton season. He was the most amazing man and will be missed immensely. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Frances Grubert

June 23, 2020

I can never express the effect that Tom Moscatelli had on my life. I worked with Tom for 42 years. He was the best employer/friend that anyone could ever have. You always knew he would be there no matter the time of day or night for small problems or big emergencies.

He loved people and animals and it showed in his daily life. The clients who became family and the pets whose loss we grieved along with their families. He took as much care with the tiniest kitten as he did the largest bull.

He also loved the great outdoors. He was happiest when he was outside whether it was hunting, fishing or taking care of his cattle. He loved watching his crops sprout in the spring and the smell of cotton in the field.

Tom had a great sense of humor. I remember him trying to tell a joke and laughing so hard it was impossible to finish it.

Tom's work ethic was tremendous. A job was not done until it was done right, no matter how long it took. One of his favorite sayings was "Use your head for something besides a hat rack" meaning there is always a way to get it done if you try hard enough.

Tom was one-of-a kind and will be greatly missed by more people than he could ever imagine.

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Biography

Dr. Thomas H. Moscatelli, 70 of Victoria passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020. He was born May 30, 1950 in Victoria, TX to May Huber and Charles D. Moscatelli, Sr. Tom was a veterinarian serving the Victoria area for over 42 years. Tom was a graduate of St. Joseph High School and Texas A & M College of Veterinarian Medicine. He was a charter member of the Victoria Fair Association, a member of the Victoria Livestock Show serving as Assistant General Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent of the Auction for 38 years, as well as the Assistant Superintendent of the Jr. Commercial Heifer Show for 21 years, board member of VLS Inc., VLS Scholarship Board Member, VLS Advisory Board Member, American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Golden Crescent Veterinary Medical Association serving as the Past President as well as the Secretary/Treasurer and the Program Chairman, Past President and Director of the South Texas Hereford Association, Boat Captain for Warrior's Week-end , St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Texas A &M University Association of Former Students.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Emmons Moscatelli of Victoria; daughter Kacy Thomas and husband, Ryan of Victoria; son, Matthew Moscatelli of Round Rock and his grandchildren, Caden, Carson and Taylor Thomas.
In addition to his parents, Dr. Moscatelli was preceded in death by his brother, Charles D. Moscatelli, Jr.
Viewing will be on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm at Rosewood Funeral Chapels.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation all other services will be private.
Pallbearers will be Caden Thomas, Carson Thomas, Ryan Thomas, Roger Vega, Ben Johnson and Adam Hernandez.
Honorary pallbearers are Taylor Thomas, Tim Miori, Jimmy Miori, Kurt Miori, Jimmy Emmons, James Brown, Edward Roeder and Dr. David Hanselka.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Texas, 605 E. Locust, Victoria, TX 77901, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 402 S. Main, Victoria, TX 77901 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 10223 McAlister Freeway Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78216
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.