We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Griffin Family Funeral Chapels: Thousand Oaks
Thousand Oaks, CA
Richard Moss, 90, resident of the Conejo Valley for 60 years, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2022. Born on September 16, 1931, to Raymond and Dorothy Moss, Richard was raised in Los Angeles and Burbank California. He graduated from Burbank High School, served in the Navy during the Korean War and graduated in Engineering from UCLA in 1958.
Working as a systems engineer, Richard was employed at Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo and Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc. He retired in 1998 after a very productive, travel-filled career. However, he primarily focused on his family and church activities. He was an avid runner, swimmer, and hiker. He had a passion for sharing golf and beach adventures with his family and was always up for some “Vegas” action. A gleam lit his eyes with “two-bit” bets on football games with his sons and childhood friend, Bill Fimpler. He had a gift for asking the tough questions and thinking through the pros and cons of decision-making. “Let’s take a walk” was a sobering signal to us youngsters that he had counsel to provide. We always knew, he was in our corner, having our best intentions at heart. He served on several boards at St. Pascal Baylon Church while being an active parish member for nearly 60 years.
He is survived by his wife of almost 68 years, Yvette Dourisboure, whom he married on May 29, 1954; their 6 children: Melinda, Christopher, Jennifer, Patrick, Ronald and Gregory; 14 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Thomas, the youngest of the four Moss brothers, also survives Richard.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 31 at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church, 2475 Borchard Rd., Newbury Park. Reception to follow at St. Julie Billiart, with burial further following at Assumption Catholic Cemetery, 1380 Fitzgerald Rd., Simi Valley.