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Oliver C. “Ollie” Moses

September 22, 1924 - August 27, 2021

Oliver C. “Ollie” Moses, age 96, of Townsend, DE, and formerly of Bay City in Longneck, DE, and Beverly, NJ, passed away on Friday, August 27, 2021.

Born in Edgewater Park, NJ, on September 22, 1924, he was a son of the late Charles S. and Mable O. (Millen) Moses. Ollie proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII as a medic and paratrooper with the 11th Airborne Division in the Philippines and Okinawa, Japan. He made his career as a superintendent for Ross Construction in New Jersey.

Ollie was a proud member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics and a member of the Lewes Airplane Club. In his spare time, he enjoyed flying, building and collecting model airplanes and spending time at the beach. More than anything, he cherished time spent with his family.

In addition to his parents, Ollie was preceded in death by his wife, Jane I. (Wells) Moses; son, Michael D. Moses; and sister, Helen Costello. He is survived by his daughter and caregiver, Lisa Henson (Dennis) of Townsend; son, Thomas O. Moses (Ilana) of Boynton Beach, FL; brother, Willis Moses of Atlantic City, NJ; grandchildren, Rodney Moses, Thomas Moore, Merri Sommers, Timothy Moses and Jereme and Tyler Henson; and great grandchildren, Mackenzie Moses, Colin Moore, Matthew Moses, Mason Sommers and Connor Henson.

Services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ollie’s memory to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Second Floor, Newark, DE 19711.


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  • Ollie was a bright light that everyone was drawn to. No matter the time of day My Mr. Ollie was always smiling. He would bring my Mom flowers (picked. from someone else’s yard, so he said) and candy. My Mr. Ollie was a treasure we surely will miss. He is now in the arms of God and Janie. Lisa, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please let me know if you need anything or if there is anything I can do.

  • Lisa we are so sorry about Ollie’s passing. He was a wonderful person and had a beautiful smile. We knew him from the Lewes Airplane Club and I got to know him even better during our meetings at his favorite American Flag machine at the Harrington Casino when we had Senior Center trips. Your dad, myself and the rest of the club enjoyed many organized fun flies at Hopkins Field. We made sure Ollie always had a plateful and plenty of desserts. He will rest in peace as he joins your mother in heaven.
    Peace and Comfort,
    Miriam G Cina and Rich Bardy