Obituary for Myron Mosley
Myron Eugene Mosley of Huntingdon Valley, PA was the first person in generations of the family to be born outside of the state of Delaware. On September 8, 1958 he made his appearance at Misericordia Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, the first and only son of Horace and Clarissa (nee Morgan) Mosley and the little brother of Monica Mosley. Although Monica did not see the need to add a sibling to her reign of only child, she saw the futility of protesting that they send him back and instead decided loving him was the better option. She loved him then, she loves him now and she always will. Myron was predeceased by his mother Clarissa whom he cherished and was his best friend in the entire world. His loving father Horace lives on today and mourns them both and takes comfort in the fact that they are now together again.
Myron was a warm, bright, caring young man whose interests were varied. He loved music, exercise, sushi and pistachios. Myron also loved owning fish. He got his first tank as a little boy and raised goldfish and guppies. Through the years into his adulthood, his aquariums got progressively larger as did his exotic colorful fish and their tank habitat. He attended Central High School in Philadelphia, PA where he lettered in gymnastics. After high school he joined the Pennsylvania State Police as a trooper and was proud of his service in law enforcement but felt his calling was elsewhere. He decided to go to Temple University and earned his degree to become an Occupational Therapist. He developed his skills and eventually studied and took the grueling test to become certified as a hand specialist. He was proud of this special designation and the many people he was able to help regain the use of their hands. He was especially proud of all the law enforcement personnel he helped regain the full use of their hands in order to return to their roles as protectors. When his sister became a prosecutor he used to share her stories with his patients as a common bonding thread.
During his residency for his degree, he was working at Paoli hospital when he met his future wife, Kelly Cook, who was a Physical Therapist. They shared a love of tennis and one day, at the tennis court, he handed her a new can of balls to open and inside was an engagement ring; she said yes and they married October 15, 1994. Although they parted years later, she and her family retained a special place in his life and also the Mosley family; Kelly recently visited Myron in the hospital to say good bye one last time.
While Myron and Kelly were married, they never had children but they did have their fur-baby Kasey, a Border collie who entered their lives as a puppy in early 1997. Kasey was unique and lovable with her one brown eye and one blue eye and brought Myron years of joy. Kasey passed away a few years ago but she is going with her loving “daddy” to heaven.
During that same year in 1997, Myron, and the rest of the family, suffered his most crushing blow ever, the death of his mom who succumbed to breast and ovarian cancer in April of 1997. Myron’s devastation was immeasurable. Myron had so many of the same traits his mom had: he, too, was warm, caring, sensitive, loving, generous and kind.
He spent the last several years working at ATI Physical Therapy and his co-workers, many of whom became his dear friends outside of the office, can attest to the caring personality he brought to the fore daily. He emotionally attached himself to friends, family and patients and truly cared about their concerns and pains and always offered to help if someone was in need. A testament to his loyalty is the fact that he still has contact with friends from high school and college days and he is still cared about deeply by them.
His concern for the welfare of others made him a great therapist to his patients, a steadfast friend, a caring brother and a dedicated son. In addition to his dad and sister, Myron is survived by his cousins and friends who were like family to him. Myron and Monica are Nanticoke Indians by virtue of their dad’s lineage. According to Native American beliefs, a spirit never dies. Rather, death is the beginning of a journey to another world. Prior to beginning this final journey, the deceased's spirit typically travels to the places it has known on earth. So, hold fast to the belief that Myron may visit you and his loving spirit may continue to protect all of us until we meet him again.
Friends and family may call at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main Street, Doylestown, PA, on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Visitation will be from 9:30 am – 10:30 am and the service will begin at 10:30 am. Burial will be private for the family later in the day in Cheswold, Delaware.
Arrangements are being handled by the Varcoe Thomas Funeral Home in Doylestown, PA.
The family thanks the compassionate and caring staff at Abington Hospital’s MICU for their care of Myron in September. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Avenue, Dept. IA, Philadelphia, PA 19111. Please note “Ovarian Cancer Research” in your contribution.
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