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Rudolph D. Mosca

Born: Wed., May 25, 1927
Died: Wed., Jul. 3, 2013

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Rudolph D. Mosca of Kimball St., Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away on July 3, 2013 At Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie. He was born on May 25, 1927 in Iron Mountain, Michigan.

Rudy enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, gardening, and traveling. Rudy was a member of Knights of Columbus and BPOE 552. Retired from teaching 1st in Cedarville, MI, 1951-52, Daggett, MI 1952-56. Finally Sault Area Public Schools from 1956 - 86. Taught mostly Jr. High Science and Driver Education, also coached football. Graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1945. Military Service - WW II and Army of Occupation - Germany from 1945 - 46, as an MP. Rudy received a BA from Northern Michigan University in 1951 and a MA from University of Michigan in 1958, both in Education.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy M. Mosca (Boyle), whom he married November 7, 1953 in Marquette, Michigan; son, James (Kimberly) of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; daughters: Nancy (LaMart) Hightower of Grand Rapids, MI; Susan Mosca of Sault Ste. Marie, MI; Audrey (Rick) Kruid of Holland, MI; Judith (Gary) Klop of Sault Ste. Marie, MI; Anna (Anthony) Mauris of Sault Ste. Marie, MI; and Katherine (Norbert) Strandberg of Fairbanks, AK; grandchildren: William & Elizabeth Hightower, Robert & Sarah Uldricks, Mikel (Alexandra) & Ben Kruid, Rudolph and Ashley Mosca, Andrue (Brittany) Klop, Cynthia (Nathan) Kaczmarek, Charles Mauris; great-grandchildren: Zoe, Andy & Ryder Klop, Alexandria Hicks, Natalie Kruid; other family members and friends: Rosemarie Mosca, sister-in-law; good friends Charles & Helga Flower. In-laws, Kathy (Danny) Pompo, Marquette, Ada (Les) Ruohomaki, Gladstone, Tom (Kate) Boyle, Mesa, AZ, Douglas Boyle, Marquette, Judy Boyle, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Rudy was predeceased by his parents: Angelo and Asunta Mosca; brother, Louis Mosca of Iron Mountain; and sister, Marie Smith of Turlock, CA.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday July 10, 2013 at Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Holy Name of Mary ProCathedral with Father Sebastian Kavumkal as Celebrant. Final Resting Place will be Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to either Hospice House of the EUP or St. Mary''s Catholic Church would be appreciated.

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Chuck Picotte
   Posted Sun July 07, 2013
My teacher in 1982: he would sit on top of his desk, hands tucked under his legs and eye cocked as he taught. One day a fellow student got up and mimicked him. Next thing we knew, here was Mr. Mosca standing in the doorway & watching this kid imitate him. Rudy crossed his arms and stood watching as the kid (Garth Ware, LOL) was oblivious to the fact that he was being watched. Garth thought we were laughing at his performance, so he kept going on & on... and all the while, Rudy had this grin on his face. Finally, Rudy entered the room and said, "Ware!!!" as he grabbed him by the neck. Needless to say, the entire class was in an uproar. When I had him for driver ed a few years later we laughed about that incident. I remember him teaching about electricity: he brought this machine in, and everyone stood in a big circle and held hands as Mr. Mosca slowly cranked the handle and electricity moved from one person to the next. Eventually, of course, he cranked the handle SUPER FAST and we all got shocked... but we instantly understood the concept of galvanic current!!! Through the years I saw him now & then: he always looked the same, and never seemed to age. I've never known anyone to be as in as good as shape as he was. The world was a better place with him in it; I am privileged to have known him. Baamapii, Mr. Mosca~

Mary Adams Ladach
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
I was in the class of 1968 but I remember Mr. Mosca from Jr. High enjoyed his class very much he will be miss by all

annette olson
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
Goodbye Mr Mosca You were a great science teacher I've used your quote many times: "There's always room for improvement"

Blair Coutant
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
My condolences to the family of Rudy Mosca. It is with respect and appreciation that I recall him well as my driver education instructor and assistant football coach while a student at Sault High School in the late 1950's. I graduated in 1961. He will be remembered well as an excellent teacher. Sincerely, Blair E. Coutant

Kim Anderson
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Kim Anderson - Colleague of Kathy's at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Education

Terry Flower and Family
   Posted Tue July 09, 2013
Our most sincere condolences go out to the Mosca family. My friend, fishing buddy and mentor will be sorely missed. I will truly miss the man who tried to teach me so much in my young life. The phrase “ha, gotcha” has new meaning to me now. 15-2, 15-4 Rudy and Thank you. Terry FlowerKD

Maureen Hogan
   Posted Tue July 09, 2013
Dear Kathy Mosca and all your family, My deep sympathy from Fairbanks, Alaska. Kathy, I know you will miss your dad and your UAF friends are thinking of you. Maureen Hogan

Jann Laiti and Jim Keegan
   Posted Wed July 10, 2013
Keeping the Mosca family in our thoughts and prayers, we're so sorry for your lost.

Lee Freedman
   Posted Thu July 11, 2013
To all the members of the Mosca family (neighbors and friends for many years) peace and blessings to all of you at this difficult time.

keith and Coralie Jacobson
   Posted Thu July 11, 2013
So sorry to read about Mr. Mosca's passing. Last winter we sat next to him and his grandson at a Soo High basketball game. We did a lot of catching up. Over the years we would find Rudy and Nancy on old roads looking for berries or just enjoying God's creation. He was a dear man..... Keith and Coralie Jacobson

Reverend Father Ben J. Paris
   Posted Mon July 15, 2013
To Rudy's family: I was shocked and saddened to learn of Rudy's death. He was a very good man and I'm sure The Lord welcomed him without hesitation to God's Kingdom. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I hope that the word's of our Lord Jesus Christ will bring you His Peace: "I am the Resurrection and the Life...no one comes to the Father except through Me..." May The Lord bless you...

Nancy Cline
   Posted Thu July 18, 2013
Those of us who were privileged to work with Rudy in the Sault Schools had a great respect for him. He was a role model for many of us who were younger than he. I never heard a word from any other staff member that was less than positive...his passing is a loss to our community.

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