Moser, Elaine R.

March 09, 2006

ELAINE R. MOSER, Hershey Mohler Senior Center member, canasta and bridge player, senior "tap dancer," writing group participant, and vibrant Red Hat Society member, died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, on March 8, 2006. She was 88 years "young." She was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 23, 1917 and was the daughter of the late John J. Requard and Mary (Brown) Requard. For most of her life, she resided in Towson, Maryland, until moving to Hershey, Pennsylvania, in 1997 to live with her eldest son and his family. She was the widow of Richard P. Moser, Sr. She and her husband were proud members of the Maryland Mayflower Society, her husband having served as one of the past Presidents of that organization. She graduated from high school in Overlea, Maryland, and served on duty in Baltimore, Maryland, with the "Waves" during World War II and she was a staunch American patriot throughout her life. For more than 40 years she worked for the Social Security Administration, first in downtown Baltimore, Maryland, and then at Woodlawn, Maryland. She retired from the Social Security Administration in 1981 and remained active in the Social Security Alumni Association. She was a lifelong member of Saint Mathias Episcopal Church in Overlea, Maryland. Since relocating to Hershey, she faithfully attended mass at St. Joan of Arc Church in Hershey, Pennsylvania, with her eldest son and his family. In addition to her beloved husband, Dick, and her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings - brother John O. Requard, sister Ruth Sybil (Requard) Baker, and brother John J. Requard, Jr. Surviving are her two sons and six grandchildren - son Richard P. Moser, Jr., M.D. and wife Patricia of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, and grandchildren Richard P. Moser, III, M.D., Lauren Elaine Moser, M.D., Carolyn E. Moser, J.D., and Kristen E. Moser, and son John C. Moser and wife Melissa Moser of Ellicott City, Maryland, and grandchildren Jennieve Moser and John C. Moser, Jr. Also surviving are brother Melvin Requard of Port Charlotte, Florida, and sister Doris (Requard) Schreiber and brother-in-law Joseph Schreiber of Tucson, Arizona, and beloved sisters-in-law Ellen Moser of Towson, Maryland, Elizabeth Requard of Cary, North Carolina, and Dorothy Requard of Baltimore, Maryland. Also surviving are nine beloved nieces and nephews and their spouses and many lovely children. Elaine was a woman of enormous compassion, uncompromising integrity, and boundless energy. She was delighted to be featured in a local television commercial for Honda cars in the fall of 2005, and purchased her newest Honda Accord only six weeks prior to her death. In fact, on the day she became ill, she was enroute to pick up a 90 year old friend to drive her to the Senior Center for some morning festivities. She absolutely loved and adored the many friends that she had made at the Mohler Senior Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She was involved in countless activities through the Senior Center and marveled in the respect and dignity that that Center showed to all of its members. The Senior Center became her "home away from home," and she was usually there every weekday. Then, for "weekend fun," she was frequently the chauffeur that drove her lady friends to a nearby movie on a Saturday evening, followed by dinner at a local restaurant or at one of the ladies' homes. She enjoyed life to the fullest and, according to her own assessment, had a wonderful "quality of life" for 88 1/2 years, until her sudden illness several weeks before her death. A Visitation in Hershey will be held on Friday, March 10, 2006 in the Hoover Funeral Home & Crematory, Route 422 & Lucy Avenue, Hershey from 10:00 AM till 12:00 Noon. Visitation in Baltimore will be at Johnson's Funeral Home on Loch Raven Boulevard in Towson, Maryland, from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM on Friday, March 10, 2006. Church services will be at St. Mathias Episcopal Church in Overlea, Maryland, at 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 11, 2006, followed by burial beside her husband and parents at Parkwood Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland, only a few blocks away from the childhood home where she was raised at 101 West Overlea Avenue. Everyone who knew her said that Elaine was a special, special, extraordinarily caring person who loved nothing more in life than to offer whatever help and assistance she could provide to someone else in need. Now she has gone to a higher resting place. It can surely be said - "Well done, Elaine, be thou at peace!" In lieu of flowers, Elaine's request was that memorial contributions be made to the Mohler Senior Center, P.O. Box 643, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033 or to the charitable organization of your choosing. Visit the online guestbook at www.hooverfuneralhome.com.

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