Recent Posts

Recent Comments


Cop Land

« | Main | »

Isabella R. Moszumanski: 1914-2009

By Wyatt Earp | November 12, 2009

Aunt IsabellaMy Great Aunt Isabella passed away on Sunday, November 8th. She was 95 years old.

My Uncle Ray sent me the news on Monday morning. He was still very involved in “Aunt Ba’s” life, and visited her a few times a month. My Great Uncle Steve passed away 30 years ago, but always the strong person, Aunt Ba kept going strong. She was always an independent woman – you don’t live through two world wars and a depression by being a sissy – and her faculties were intact to the end. She lived alone, in the Philadelphia rowhome she shared with her husband for decades, cooked her own meals, and was very active in the neighborhood and St. Timothy’s Parish seniors groups.

I still remember going to her house as a kid. They had a pet parakeet that freely flew around the first floor, and it would always smash into the mirrored wall – as if another identical parakeet was headed right for him! Aunt Isabella and Uncle Steve always treated Randal and I like gold, and they were both special people. Anyone who knew them would agree.

I attended the viewing and the funeral today, and it shames me to know that I did not kept in touch with her during my adult life. She will be sorely missed.

Topics: Uncategorized | 10 Comments »

10 Responses to “Isabella R. Moszumanski: 1914-2009”

  1. RT Says:
    November 12th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss. Your description of your aunt’s strength is so indicative of her generation. My Grandmother Smith was a month older than your aunt and she had that same strong, independent spirit and mind. That is a very special generation.

    She sounds like a good role model.

  2. Robert B. Says:
    November 12th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    My condolences to you and her loved ones. Your descriptiom of this remarkable woman brings to mind my own dear Grandmother. God Bless and keep her.

  3. bob (either orr) Says:
    November 12th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Condolences, Wyatt.

  4. Rick Says:
    November 13th, 2009 at 8:45 am

    My Condolences

  5. metoo Says:
    November 13th, 2009 at 9:02 am

    My sympathies, Wyatt.

  6. cbullitt Says:
    November 13th, 2009 at 9:58 am

    My condolences Wyatt. I had a great aunt, Mary, who lived to 103. She had dimentia toward the end, but it wasn’t the typical horror story.
    She though the nursing home she was in was her house, and everyone there was her servant.
    If I lose my marbles (that’ll be enough of that), that’s the way I want to go.
    Take care.

  7. dragonlady474 Says:
    November 13th, 2009 at 11:05 am

    I’m sorry Wyatt. :(

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 13th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Thank you, everyone. Aunt Isabella was a good and decent person. I am sure she is with God (and Uncle Steve) now.

  9. Uncle Ray Says:
    November 13th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    She was ACES in my book. And my book’s a best seller. Thanks for being there, Sheriff!

  10. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 13th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Uncle Ray – Not at all. Family comes first. Always.