Howard P. Mossman, age 98, formerly of Hempfield Ave., Hempfield Twp., passed away Sunday afternoon, April 7, 2019 in Saint John XXIII Home, Hermitage.

He was born in Greenville on August 18, 1920 to Ralph L. and Hazel J. (Pearson) Mossman. Howard was a 1938 graduate of Penn High School and attended X-Ray School at John Hopkins. He was employed for thirty-two years as an X-Ray Tech at V.A. Hospital in Long Beach, CA, retiring in 1981.

Howard was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville, where he sang in the Men's choir and played the piano at St. Paul's monthly mass. Howard served in the U.S. Navy from 1939-1947 and was a survivor of Pearl Harbor. He was a Life Member of Greenville VFW Post #3374.

Howard is survived by his wife Argena (Rinella) Strosser, a daughter; Patricia Lynn Moore of of Oceanside, CA, a step-daughter; Diana L. Miller of Greenville, two step sons; Michael (Kathy) Strosser and Thomas (Patti) Strosser, from Greenville and Hermitage, a brother; George Carey of Sheakleyville and six step grandchildren: Josh (Amy) Strosser, Luke Strosser, Kristina (Tyler) Strosser-Middleton, Joseph (Maggie) Miller, Sara (Randy) Barr and Meredith Strosser. He has three great step grand children: Elliott and Emily Barr and Roman Strosser.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother; Norman Mossman; a sister Martha Patt and a step son-in-law; Richard Miller.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Music Department, 85 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125.



  1. Linda & Bill Linda & Bill
    April 10, 2019    

    Aunt Bab and Family~
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. We always enjoyed Howard’s humor. He has left us with smiles and chuckles.
    With hugs to all of you,

  2. Michael Allen Michael Allen
    April 10, 2019    

    Mrs. Mossman & Family,
    I really enjoyed visiting with Mr. Mossman over the years. He always had a good story to tell and was able to put a smile on your face. I’m so sorry I won’t be able to make the calling hours or funeral. Please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

  3. Bunmi Bunmi
    April 11, 2019    

    I am very sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere sympathy. We are looking forward to a time when death will be no more according to Revelation 21:4 and be able to welcome back our dead loved ones to life. In the meantime, may God of all comfort be able to comfort your entire family during this difficult time.

  4. Marc and Jean Rinella Marc and Jean Rinella
    April 11, 2019    

    Aunt Bab, Diana, Mike and Tom and family;
    We are sorry to hear about the passing of Howard, our prayers are with each and everyone of your family.

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