Albert (Al) Aaron Moseley
Sept. 20, 1944 – Aug. 12, 2023
Albert Aaron Moseley (Al) was born Sept. 20, 1944, to Albert and Lucille Moseley of Seattle, Washington. He was the oldest of four children. He died Aug. 12 at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle.
Al was preceded in death by his son, Wesley Allen Moseley, his parents Albert and Lucille, his brother PVT FC David Wesley Moseley, sister Sharon Howard, and Shadow, the best dog ever.
He is survived by his love of 39 years, his wife Barbara Ann Knapp Moseley; his sons David (Susan Lihou), Eric (Katherine), and Jimmy (Vanesa Renovalez); grandson Isaiah Moseley and granddaughter Kiara Selmer; brother Jim Moseley (Glenda); niece Dawn LaRiviere and her daughter; childhood best friend, Louie Bruns.
Al grew up in the south end of Seattle. He joined the U.S. Army when he was 17 years old. Al passed the test to become classified as an Expert Rifleman. After a three-year stint in the army, Al moved on to Bates Technical School in Tacoma, Washington where he honed his skills as a diesel mechanic. Al worked at the Todd Shipyards in Seattle; Craig Equipment (John Deere, Kubota and Bobcat dealers) in Fairbanks, Alaska; and retired after 26 years as the gas shop supervisor for White Pass & Yukon Route in Skagway, Alaska … a job that he loved.
Once retired, Al spent his time at home with his wife, Barb, enjoying many hobbies that included woodworking, anything electrical, fishing, tying his own fishing flies, reloading and hunting. He could fix anything and would lend a hand when someone needed help.
Al enjoyed socializing with family and friends, often with a cigarette and drink in hand. He liked to make people laugh and he always had a joke or prank at the ready. Some laughed, some cringed and some did both. That was Al.
Al may have left this world, but his spirit lives on through the countless stories of his adventures and the love he shared with Barb, family and friends.
Al was a member of the Elks Lodge #431, the Fraternal Order of Eagles #25, the American Legion, and Moe’s Frontier Bar.
A military service was held at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington on Aug. 30, honoring Al for his service to his country. A celebration of life will be held in Skagway on Sept. 23, at 2 p.m. at the Eagles.
Remembrances can be made to Skagway F.O.E., PO Box 181, Skagway, Alaska 99840.
Obituary submitted by the family.