Asher J “Jack” Moser, 94, of Easton, died Monday, October 28, 2013 at Easton Hospital surrounded by his family, after being stricken at home.
Born in Easton on May 7, 1919, he was a son of the late Charles and Anna (Harrigan) Moser.
He had been employed by Follett Corp., Easton for 22 years before retiring. Jack was an accomplished musician who played multiple instruments including his favorite, the bass fiddle. His first job was playing with a band the night prohibition ended in 1933 at the age of 14. He played with several groups including The Vagabonds, The Joe Squarcia Quartet and the Parke Frankenfield Orchestra. He also performed in USO shows during his tour of duty in the Army during WWII where he served in North Africa and Italy. Jack was a skilled wood craftsman who made grandfather and grandmother clocks and other treasures for his family.
He was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Easton.
He is survived by four children: R. James Moser and his wife Nancy of Bethlehem Twp., Nancy Black and her husband Joseph; Patricia Shiroff and her husband Richard all of Williams Twp.; Charles Moser and his wife Patti of Lower Nazareth Twp.; a sister Margaret Rothrock of Tatamy; 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife: Josephine (Skears) Moser in 2010.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Bernard’s Oratory, 132 S. 5th Street, Easton; with visitation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St.. Interment will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 212 East Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.