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Eight Bells: William Mosher

Published on July 7th, 2015

2015-07-07_7-30-05Bill, age 67, passed away unexpectedly July 3 at his home in South Milwaukee (July 26, 1947 – July 3, 2015).

Born in Denver, Colorado, Bill attended the Salvatorian Seminary in St Nazianz and graduated from Miami University. He served as a Miami police officer and leadership positions with the Boys Club of Chicago and Milwaukee, Milwaukee Community Sailing Center, Harken and his present position as Sales & Marketing Director at Forespar. Bill utilized his Captains license with Riverwalk Boats.

As a dedicated volunteer, Bill served on the board of directors of the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center (MCSC), including a term as President. He was instrumental in creating unique sailing programs and fundraisers that benefitted youth, as well as the physically challenged and financially disadvantaged.

He was an active member of South Shore Yacht Club (SSYC) as well as Milwaukee Area Sail and Trail (MAST). Bill was a passionate advocate of the sport of sailing and his network of friends circle the world. He will be remembered for his zest for life and the positive influence he had on countless individuals.

Bill will be sadly missed by his love Patty Matheson, his children Morgan (Megan) and Brandy Mosher and Patty’s children, Andrea (Ryan) Benson, Jena (Jesse) Rutherford and Susie. Proud grandpa of Katelyn, Rory and Kiera Mosher. Dear brother of Val (Bob) Kluver and Mary Owens. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Albertin Mosher.

Visitation on Saturday, July 11 from 10am –12:00pm followed by a mass at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 800 Marquette Avenue, South Milwaukee. A Sailor’s Memorial Service will take place at MCSC, Sunday August 2 followed by a boat flotilla to Milwaukee’s bell buoy. Time TBD. Donations in his honor can be made to the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center. Cards can be sent to Patty Matheson at 507 College Ave, South Milwaukee, Wis., 53172.

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