George H. Moesch lived in Totowa for 91 years. He was the beloved husband of Loretta (Soltys) for over 67 years, where they raised their family of three children. He was the devoted father of Jacqueline Krygsman, and her husband Andy, George J. Moesch, and his wife Joan and Maryann Fiore and her husband Joseph. George and Loretta's family includes 5 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren.
George served in Korea as the first person in charge of Training 8th Army Personnel, in leadership abilities, until the Chinese sent one million troops to assist North Korea (1951). He volunteered for frontline duty and was assigned to the 933AA Artillery Batoon, in charge of a 40mm Gun Position and another gun position, that included four 50 Caliber Machine guns. He returned home from Korea in 1952 from active duty.
George was a member of the Totowa V.F.W. and the NJ American Legion. He completed G.I. schooling for locksmithing and attended the Newark N.J. Radio and TV Repair Institute. George worked in Prudential (Newark and Roseland N.J.) for 45 years. He retired in 1992 after having worked IBM Business machine operations, management, and Technical Problem Solving for all the Prudential major computer rooms in the country. He was also responsible for the management of the Roseland N.J. Computer Center Building (Building Management Division) for 17 years. George was active in Totowa community affairs having served in the First Aid Squad and as a member of the Happy Seniors. He also worked with management of the N.J. Highway Department to upgrade a protective Guard Rail, installed on Route 80 (West), to protect the children's adjacent playground on Bogert Street.
George worked with Congressman Bill Pascrell to have sound barriers erected on Route 80 (West) in Totowa.
George and his family enjoyed many trips to the NJ shore and the Cape Hatteras, N.C. seashore. He also spent a lot of time on home projects and gardening (many people walking or driving by his property enjoyed stopping and looking at the several hundred Tulips, Daffodils, etc. he planted every year). His Dogwood Trees, Crepe Myrtle and flowering shrubs on his property also attracted similar praise from onlookers.
Funeral arrangements are being taken care of by the Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ (Route 23). A Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 1 PM at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, 295 Totowa Rd., Totowa. Meet directly at Laurel Grove.