Biography: Elmer’s family migrated from Dinwiddie VA to New York. Elmer was born in Philadelphia PA while they were making the trip.
Elmer’s father, John Earley Moss, Mother: Pearl Beatrice Moss, Brothers:Harold, Billy, Ronald, Oliver, Floyd and Sisters: Minnie and Gladys all preceded him in death.
Elmer graduated from Clinton High School with Honors. He decided to join the Military “Army” and was Honorably Discharged.
Elmer maintained positive work ethics wherever he worked. He retired from the U.S. Postal System with commendations for exemplary service to the department, and liked to mention that he was retired longer than he worked.
Elmer met his first wife, Shirley Coppin at a social event he was invited to by his sister. Elmer and Shirley married and from this union they shared three children: Shelia Rennie (Deceased), Sharon Theresa and Steven Kent.
During Elmers’ quiet time he enjoyed reading avidly along with listening to all types of music. Elmer was an avid football enthusiast. Although he had a favorite team, he enjoyed all the teams for their varied talents.
Elmer met his second wife, Louise at Cape Code in Maine. They enjoyed a very adventurous marriage together until her demise. They shared their enthusiasm to see and do varied things throughout the world. They especially enjoyed their Condo in Spain.
Each year, Elmer and his friend Ruby celebrated their Birthdays at Ruby’s Family Bar & Grill. The Tee-Pee Grill September 30th for Elmer and October 1st for Ruby. This was a wonderful tradition for their friends who came to visit.
John Elmer Moss leaves to remember him and rejoice in having known him; his children: Sharon and Steven, Sister-in-Laws: Abbie and Gloria, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Special/Life Long Friend: John Jones, the last of the running partners .. “I bid you farewell.”
Special Message: “I will always love and miss my Best Friend” … June Evans
The Family of John Elmer Moss would like to express their “heart felt appreciation and sincere thanks” for all the acts of kindness shown to them and Elmer during his time spent at the Hospital and Nursing Rehabilitation Facilities.