James Edward Mosher

October 22, 1935 ‒ April 08, 2009

Dade City FL, Marion, & Mt. Gilead, Ohio

James Edward Mosher, 73, of Dade City Florida and formerly of Marion and Mount Gilead died Wednesday afternoon April 8, 2009 at the Bennington Glen Care Center.

He was born on October 22, 1935 in Cardington, Ohio the son of the late Harold and Edith (Cox) Mosher.

James grew up in the Mount Gilead community as a member of the Gilead Friends Church and graduated from Mount Gilead High School.

A veteran of the United States Army James served in Korea after the war.

On July 22, 1955 he married Joyce M. Roesler in Cleveland, Ohio.

He graduated from Malone College in Canton with a B.S. in Chemistry. He received his teaching credentials and taught high school chemistry at Marion Harding.

Upon retirement, James and Joyce moved to Florida where he also substitute taught for a short time.

Stating that James loved the outdoors would be a disservice to James and what he was about. Every interest or hobby James had revolved around being outside. His passions included photography, flying, bird watching, yard work, hunting, and fishing.

James would photograph anything from his grandkids, to birds, to his prized rose bushes. At one time he had over 100 Bushes!

His role as a private pilot again revolved around his ability to see nature and all its’ beauty. He and Joyce owned 2 different planes; a Cherokee and Cessna Sky Hawk. It was not all business as his son remembered a particular flight to a secluded grass runway and pond where they could fish as a family.

He and the grandkids could sit for hours, bird watching, with their binoculars and bird books.

James never had a problem getting his hands dirty. Whether he was pulling weeds, mowing his grass, or working on those beautiful rose bushes, to James it was all about time spent outdoors.

He also enjoyed fishing Lake Erie and hunting squirrel and small game. Again, it was not about how many fish he caught or the meat he brought home, but the opportunity to spend those few hours outdoors.

He will be missed by his wife Joyce of Mount Gilead; their son Stephen and his wife Melissa Mosher of Statesville, North Carolina; grandchildren Joshua (Ashtin), Tait, Bailey, and Seth; brothers Ralph (Mary) Mosher of Fulton, Charles (Delpha “Ruth”) Mosher of Mount Gilead, and Robert (Carolyn) Mosher of Fostoria; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Rosellen “Rosie” Taylor.

A memorial service will be held on Monday April 13, 2009 at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 South Main Street, Mount Gilead at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Charles Robinson officiating. Inurnment will follow in Union Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.