A photo of Joe F. Moss

Joe F. Moss

January 26, 1933 - November 14, 2018


Joe F. Moss, age 85, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday,
November 14, 2018.

Born in Kincheloe, WV on January 26, 1933, he was the son of the late
Thomas R. and Audra (Frazier) Moss. Joe was a sculptor, painter and multi-media
artist whose work has been widely exhibited and collected.

Joe graduated in 1955 from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s
degree in Art and went on to receive his Master’s degree in Art in 1960. After
graduating, he taught art at West Virginia University. In 1970, he joined the
faculty of the University of Delaware’s Art department and started the sculpture
program. He focused his work on studying acoustics and creating interactive
environmental auditory sculptures. The recognition of this work led to an invitation
and appointment as an Artist Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Center for Advanced Visual Studies. After 29 years, Joe retired as a Professor
Emeritus from University of Delaware.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife
of 26 years, Daphne Moss; his children, Marc Moss of Red Hook, NY, Eric Moss
of Baltimore, MD, and Keith Moss of Newark, DE; his step children, Erik Brauner
of Seattle, WA and Kaaren Burnett of Salem, OR; and his sisters, Betty Moss of
Bensalem, PA and Elaine Kinzer of Buena Vista, VA; and 11 grandchildren.

A Celebration of Joe’s Life with friends and family will be held at a later date.

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  • Hi Betty,
    It’s been a long time since I spent summers with you and your family. I was thinking of you all tonight and upon searching, saw this obituary for your brother. I am truly sorry. I can remember, even as young as I was, how kind he was to me. I also remember his love of art, so was not surprised to see the path he chose in life.

    If you find this note and remember the times our paths crossed, I’d love to hear from you. I can also be found on Facebook.

    My sincere sympathy to Joe’s wife, children, and all of the family.