Francis P. Mossa, 87, of Brick, passed away, Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
Born in Dumont to the late John and Grace Mossa, he lived there and has resided in Brick since 1960.
Mr. Mossa was an electrical engineer and worked for many years at Fort Monmouth. He was commended for his work on the Guardrail, an airborne signals intelligence collection platform.
He was a United States Navy, Korean War veteran, and was a graduate of Farleigh-Dickinson University, Morristown, where he earned both his B.S. and M.S.
An avid gardener, he cultivated Phalaenopsis orchids, and was a former member of the E.W.L. Riders Motorcycle Club. On any given day he would complete two or three sudoku puzzles. Many Friday afternoons were spent with the lunch bunch comprised of friends and colleagues he had worked with in the past.
Frank’s love for animals was reflected in the care and affection he gave to the countless German Shepards he raised. He was most proud of “Bourbon”, his blue-ribbon winner, who understood many commands in German.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy GimBert; his sister, Joy Misha; two nieces, Joanne and Terri; and three nephews, Steven, Scott, and Mark. Also surviving are two step-children, Jane Reynolds (Jay) and Eugene DeWitt; step granddaughter, Ami Marquez (Jose); two step great-grandchildren, Davin and Cecelia; and many grand and great nieces and nephews.
A memorial gathering will be from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, January 12 at the Pable Evertz Funeral Home of Point Pleasant, 901 Beaver Dam Road. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Frank’s memory to New Freedom Farm, PO Box 125, 6118 Lithia Rd., Buchanan, VA 24066 www.newfreedomfarm.net a privately-owned charity that services and supports American Veterans that come to them for help and the rescued equine therapy horses do the rest.