Father Darius G.C. Moss, 77, a retired priest of the Diocese of Harrisburg, died on Thursday, September 29, in his home in Aliquippa, Pa., surrounded by his family.
Born November 9, 1944, in Sewickley, Pa., he was a son of the late John and Mary (Curtis) Moss. Father Moss was highly educated. He received a Bachelor’s of Arts from Geneva College in 1970, his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh in 1973, a Master’s of Public Health from the University of North Carolina in 1978, and his Master’s of Divinity from St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pa., in 1997.
His diverse employment experience includes Assistant Attorney General, Department of Public Welfare, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Health Planner, Capital Health Systems, Durham, N.C.; Executive Assistant to Secretary of Health, and Assistant Counsel to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
As a priest of the Diocese of Harrisburg, he served as parochial vicar of St. Joseph Parish in Mechanicsburg; Divine Redeemer Parish in Mount Carmel; and St. Patrick Parish in Carlisle. He retired as pastor of Queen of Peace Parish in Millersburg, where he served the faithful for many years.
Father Moss is survived by his sister, Susan Jeter; his nieces, Shelly Duke, Marianne Dugan, and Susan Cottongim, and his great nephews, Joshua, Ryan and Ethan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John L. Moss; a sister, Cora Gohde; a brother-in-law, Robert Jeter, and a nephew, John Moss, Jr.
A viewing will take place on Friday, October 7, at 1 p.m. until a Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m., at Queen of Peace Church in Millersburg, with Bishop Ronald Gainer as celebrant.
The family will receive friends on Monday, October 10, from 1-2 p.m. at Tatalovich Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Aliquippa, PA. Entombment will follow at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum in Rochester, PA.