Elizabeth S. Mosley

MosleyElizabeth S. Mosley, 97, on July 12, 2021, in Jenkintown, Pa. Liz was born on August 11, 1923, to Helen (Oliver) Underwood and Orison Underwood in Buffalo, N.Y. Liz said that her mother taught her to enjoy music, literature, scholarship, and orderly living, while her father instilled in her a love of nature, a comfortable sense of independence and freedom, and most of all, a deep spirituality and strong sense of integrity.

Liz had one sister, Margaret (“Peg”). She was married to Keith “Mose” Mosley for 70 loving years. Liz and Keith had four children, Malcolm, Michael, Elizabeth, and Deborah.

Liz spent 25 years teaching at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y., and at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa. She taught for many years at Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, which led her to Quakerism. Liz was an active member of Abington Meeting in Jenkintown for many years.

Liz would often express gratitude for her friends, her students, her family, and her dearest Keith. “When I look back over my life, I am reminded of what Chaucer’s good Wife of Bath said, ‘I’ve had my life in my own time.’ And so indeed have I. It has been a rich, full life, a gift from so many to me.”

Liz was predeceased by her husband, Keith Mosley; and her sister, Peg Schwerin. She is survived by four children, Elizabeth M. Mosley (Lance Hogan), Malcolm Mosley (Ji Won Mosley), Deborah Duffy (John), and Michael Mosley; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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