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Moss, David R.

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July 23, 1947 - May 21, 2020

Moss, David R.

David Robert Moss was born on July 23, 1947 in Columbus, Nebraska to Alice (Loeffler) and Robert Moss.  He passed away May 21, 2020 at the age of 72 years.  Dave grew up in Columbus, Nebraska, attended Scotus and Columbus High, was sent to Vietnam while serving in the Army (1966-69) and later enlisted in the Navy (1972-80).  He loved his co-workers and working for McDonnell Douglas/Boeing.  He retired from the company after 32 years.

Dave was always interested in learning and received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees while working full time.  He also loved to travel and experience different cultures. He did extensive traveling while in the Navy, as part of his job and after his retirement.  He always enjoyed a good meal with family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father Robert Moss and mother Alice (Loeffler) Moss

Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved spouse and best friend of 38 years, Mary (Kaltenbach) Moss; loving stepfather to Kelly Reed; adored G’Pa to Brittany Gillmore (Colton) and Lauren Lane (Bailey); dearly loved brother to John Moss (Stella) and Robert Moss; Loving brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and loyal friend to many.

A Memorial Mass will be held on August 20, 2020 at 10am at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, 4900 Ringer Rd., St.Louis, MO, followed by burial with Full Military Honors at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan Rd., St.Louis, MO.

Donations may be made in David’s honor, if desired, to Wounded Warriors, Vietnam War Memorial, or a random act of kindness.

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Paulette and BobEvans

August 20, 2020 10:57AM

Please accept our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your loved one. We both have many fond memories of Dave thru the years. We thank him for his many years of service to our Country. God Bless him and all his family.

John Correia

August 14, 2020 9:49PM

See you soon Shipmate. Keep the lamp on. RIP

John Wilder

August 14, 2020 7:12AM

Fair winds and following seas shipmate! He will be missed in the Nimitz Association.

Kelly burke

August 14, 2020 6:10AM

I don't know how to say goodbye because selfishly I never wanted to. But I'm glad you've found comfort that you so greatly deserved finally. Thank you for loving my mother and me for so many years and providing the best lives we could have imagined. Thank you for always stepping in and being the man needed whether the job was yours to finish or not. Thank you for being the best grandfather the girls could have ever hoped to have. Somehow we got so lucky with you and it's only in your absence I am learning how many additional lessons you taught me. Rest In Peace and know that you will be forever greatly missed and loved.
-your daughter

The Gillmores

August 13, 2020 9:22PM

To the best grandpa and basically father in law. We will miss you dearly. There seems to never be enough time, but we know that you are finally going to be at peace and comfortable. We love you always and forever.
Love Brittany, Colton, and the pups too

Mike Thoms

August 13, 2020 7:07PM

Mary & family, I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was a good man to work with in VA-35 back in the early'70's. May God comfort you as only He can.

Nancy Bartlett

August 13, 2020 6:30PM

Our dear brother in law we will miss you until we meet again. Thanks for the memories and a life well-lived.