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Obituary Notice – Richard C. Mosher

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MosherRFORESTVILLE:  Richard C. Mosher, 90, of Pearl Street, Forestville, died Friday, May 26th, 2017 at his residence, following a lengthy illness with his family by his side.  He was born in Randolph, on January 2, 1927, the son of the late Neil and Nettie (Weaver) Mosher.

He served in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman 1st Class in the Pacific Theater during WW II, receiving the Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal and Asiatic Pacific Medal-2 stars.  Mr. Mosher worked as a Machinist at Moog, Inc. East Aurora, for 32 years, retiring in Feb. 1989. He also worked for Riles & Woolley, Forestville from 1993-2012.  Mr. Mosher was a member & Sr. Warden of St. Peter’s Christian Church, Forestville, a member, past Commander & membership chairman of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville, member of Samuel Cimino VFW Post #6472, Silver Creek, the Pioneer Social Club, Forestville and the Sheridan Happy Seniors.

Survivors include a daughter, Paula K. Joy, of Forestville, 3 grandchildren Jeniffer Joy of Forestville, Joseph (Angie) Joy of Irving, Richard Joy of Fredonia, 3 great grandchildren Brandi Pryll, Rachel Pryll, Nevaeh Joy, 3 honorary great grandchildren Aidan Mancuso, Matthew Ciminella, Michael Ciminella, companion Berdella Warner, special niece Jo-Ann Siragusa and dear family pet “Baby”.  Also surviving are several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Dorothy (Clark) Mosher, who died July 12, 1992, 4 sisters Clarice Warren, Pearl Siragusa, Lois Bigelow and Mildred Mabry, by 2 brothers Duane & Roger Mosher, by a great grandson Thomas Joseph Joy and a grandson-in-law Brenner Pryll.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Tuesday from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm, from where Funeral Services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Patrick White, priest of St. Peter’s Christian Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.  Military graveside services will be conducted by members of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville.

The family suggests memorials may be made to J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, PO Box 492, Forestville, NY 14062 or Chautauqua HOSPICE & Palliative Care, 20 West Fairmount Avenue, Jamestown, NY 14750 or T.J. Joy Memorial Fund, % M&T Bank, 10 Main Street, Silver Creek, NY 14136.  To post condolences go to



  • Kelly baumgarden
    Posted May 31, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    So sorry to hear of Mr. Mosher’s passing. I always liked to see him walking his dog or at the store he was always so nice, always had something nice to say, a great man.

    • Matthew Cruz
      Posted May 29, 2020 at 1:23 am

      He was such a kind soul. Whenever he visited Paula and Joe (Sr) Joy, when I was there playing with Richie and Joey, he always put my mind at ease. He had a soothing and nurturing power to him. Your mind could be a raging sea, and as soon as he was present- you were just instantly calm.

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