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Mr. Woodrow Mossburg Jr.
As originally published on Tuesday, July 9, 2002.
Mr. Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Mossburg Jr., 61, of Rockville and Ocean City, died Thursday, July 4, at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, N.J., after an extended illness.
He was the husband of Doris Bready Mossburg, his wife of 43 years.
Born Jan. 25, 1941, in Sandy Spring, he was a son of the late Woodrow W. and Emma Rogers Mossburg. His ancestor, Johann Heinrich Maasberg, came to America from Germany in 1777 as a Hessian soldier and settled in Frederick County.
He was a 1959 graduate of Richard Montgomery High School. He also graduated from the Washington Area Carpenter's Apprenticeship School.
He was a carpenter by trade and had been employed for 25 years by Clark Construction Group. He was a construction executive with Clark at the time of his death.
He was a 36-year member of Rockville Volunteer Fire Department and served as chief for 12 years. He most recently held the position of vice president and was a member of the board of directors.
He served on and was chairman of several committees of the Montgomery County Fire Board. He was deputy disaster chairman. He served as vice president of Montgomery County Association of Volunteer Firemen and was elected to its Hall of Fame.
He was a member and past master of Masonic Harmony Lodge 17, Washington. He was a 32-degree member of Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, gardening, hunting and four-wheeling.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Woodrow W. Mossburg III; a daughter, Deborah M. Diamond; three granddaughters, Molly Doll, Danielle Bready Diamond and Olivia Alexandra Mossburg, all of Gaithersburg; two brothers, Thomas A. Mossburg and David M. Mossburg and wife Pam; and five nieces and nephews.
He will also be remembered by his son-in-law, John B. Diamond V; brother-in-law, William F. Bready; and a cousin, William H. Mossburg.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 12, at First Baptist Church of Rockville, 55 Adclare Road.
Funeral services will be held at the church at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13.
Interment will be in Darnestown Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Henry J. Kessler Foundation, Spinal Cord Injury Research, 1199 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, N.J. 07052.
Arrangements are by Pumphrey's Colonial Funeral Home, Rockville