Robert J. Moschelle, 84, Clayton

CLAYTON, NY — Robert J. “Bobbo” Moschelle, 84, of Rockledge, FL, and Clayton passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Vitas Health Care, Rockledge, FL.

Calling hours at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., and a funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Clayton, will be at times and dates to be announced.

Bob was born in Utica on June 21, 1934, the son of William H. and Catherine E. Shelumbauer Moschelle. The family moved to Clayton and he graduated from Clayton High School. He served actively in the US Army from January 30, 1957 until his honorable discharge on January 29, 1959 and spent four years in the reserves.

On Jan. 28, 1961, he married Gail E. Mahoney at St. Mary’s Church with Rev. Edward E. Papp officiating.

Bob had been a cook and bartender at McCormick’s Restaurant, Clayton. For 22 years he was an assembler for Black Clawson, Watertown. He retired from Cape Vincent Correctional Facility in 1998 after working for 10 years as a cook.

He had attended St. Mary’s Church and was a member of American Legion Colon-Couch Post 821 in Clayton. He enjoyed high school sports, including football, baseball and basketball. He was a member of both the Town Team Hockey and Basketball, and the Richard Bertrand Senior Golf League. Bob enjoyed bowling and also coached for Clayton Minor Hockey League.

Along with his wife, Gail, he is survived by his son, Ret. Lt. Col. William R. Moschelle (Theresa), Wilmington, DE; daughter, Ret. Major Linda E. Moschelle (John Griffin), Alexandria, VA; eight grandchildren, Angelina R. (David) Geaney, Marisa (Jorge) Rivera, Vincent R. (Audrey), Jonna L., Lilliana G., and JohnPaul Moschelle, and Ari J. and Sophie Weinshenker; 5 great grand children; brother, John E. Moschelle (Mary Jane), Plattsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Bob was predeceased by his brother, William H. Moschelle, who died in the Battle of Leyte Gulf in WWII and his sister, Mary C. Wiswell.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hospice of Jefferson County or a charity of ones choice.

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