Obituaries

Rodney E. Moseman, 81

February 3, 1939 - December 11, 2020

Rodney was born in Lancaster on February 3, 1939 to Theodore and Mary Moseman. He graduated in 1957 from J.P. McCaskey High School and upon graduation he worked as a draftsman for The Hamilton Watch Company and Datcon. He was an inventor and a patent holder for multiple tools and gauges.
In 1972 Rodney opened Bicycle World in Lititz, PA. He was a respected and renowned frame builder and a longtime member of the Lancaster Bicycle Club. Upon retirement in 1993 Rodney travelled with his wife and riding buddies, bicycling throughout much of the world and in 2002 cycled across the US.
Surviving in addition to his wife Verna, of 51 years, are children; Chris, husband of Jill, Andrew, husband of Sheila, Jeffrey, husband of Tammy, grandchildren; Joshua and Matthew and a daughter in law Diane, wife of Jonathan who passed in death in 2008 and who was like a daughter.
In addition to Jonathan, he was preceded in death by; a sister, Joanne and parents Mary and Theodore.
He was longtime member of the Lititz Church of the Brethren where he served as a Deacon. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

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January 08, 2021

Dear Verna and Family,
I was so very sorry to hear about Rodney’s passing. On behalf of my father and siblings, we want you to know our hearts go out to you. He was such a creative person and was held him in high regard. My dad helped me buy my first bike from Rodney. Thanks for everything you’ve done for our family. He will be greatly missed. 
Cindy Rosenberger Markham

January 05, 2021

Verna and Family, so sorry to hear of Rodney’s passing. I had the pleasure of knowing Rodney and having the honor of being a member of his bicycle racing team for a number of years.  He was a prominent member of the cycling community and will be deeply missed. 
Jeffery Markham

January 05, 2021

May you, Verna, and your family be comforted at this time. I was glad to know you
Pauline Zimmerman

January 01, 2021

Dear Verna and family,
I’m saddened to learn of Rodney’s passing and my deepest condolences.
I’m forever grateful for Rodney’s friendship to me. He treated me like an adult when I was merely a kid. He graciously and generously sponsored so many cycling teams during my time in Lancaster. He was my biggest supporter after my parents, and through his sponsorship I was able to pursue my passion and dream of racing a bike. 
His friendship and support helped form me as a person. Even after moving west we still caught up from time to time. Thank you Rodney for all that you taught me. My memories of you will always be ones of gratefulness and love. I still have my Moseman frame from 1988 and it rides like a dream. 
Matt Gibble

December 28, 2020

Dear Verna and families,
We are so very sorry to hear of Rodney’s passing. 
Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers!
Fondly,
Sarah & Rob Summers

December 27, 2020

Dear Verna,  So sorry to hear of your loss.  My sincere condolances.  
Ardon

December 26, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Rodney’s passing. He was one of my very first friends when I moved to Lancaster in 1977. He helped me many times and was a major sponsor through his shop, Bicycle World, both for the team and also the races we put on in the area. God speed! 
Fred Miller and Johanna Brams

December 26, 2020

Verna and family, my condolences to you.  I had the pleasure of working for Rodney in 1977 and 78 at Bicycle World.  He was an amazing man that had a wealth of knowledge and kindness.  I have memories of stopping work so we could watch the Muppet Show Tuesday evenings.  He was closed on Mondays so we could get caught up on work at the shop, then take off on a bike ride together to try out some new part on our bikes for sales experience.  I got such appreciation for bicycling and cyclists in those years.  He was a truly wonderful person and asset to his community.  He will be missed.
Shawn Register

December 24, 2020

Dear Verna, I have many years of fond memories from all of the visits over the years.  He was a gem.  
Donald Thomas

December 23, 2020

Heartfelt thoughts and prayers during this time of reflection.   I have fond memories of Lititz Bicycle World and still ride the bike I bought there many years ago…
Ernie Aschenbach & family

December 23, 2020

So sorry to hear of Rodney’s passing.  My condolences to the family.
Marcia Musser

December 23, 2020

Verna,
I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Rodney.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Laurie (Rich) Jaixen
 

December 22, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss, Verna and family! You have our deepest sympathies!!
Carl and Doris Graver

December 22, 2020

Jeff, Tammy, Josh and Matthew,  our sincere condolences.  Praying for peace that passes all understanding for your family as you adjust to your new normal.  Much love to all of you.  Schroeder’s and Wagaman’s 

December 22, 2020

I have a long history with Rodney, since 1980, when he built the first of three custom bikes for me.  What a pleasure it was to deal with such a competent, professional, and caring person.  So much so, obviously, that after bike #1, I came back for a racing bike and a tandem (which Mike and I still ride weekly).  Mike met Rodney later, and we both enjoyed Rodney and Verna’s company at many BBC Kent County weekends, at Rodney’s retirement rides, and in their lovely home on Main Street–where Verna always had a big pot of soup on the stove.  We treasure our relationship with the Mosemans.  They were a very special couple and gave a lot to the sport of cycling.  They will be sorely missed.  Our heartfelt condolences to Verna and the family.  Evie & Michael Reinsel, Baltimore, MD; Baltimore Bicycling Club

December 22, 2020

Rodney was a pillar of the Lancaster Bicycle family we knew.  Rob bought his first bike from Rodney.  We always looked forward to a  friendly chat with Verna and him at club and downtown Lititz events.  We will miss him.  Our condolences to Verna and all their friends and family.  Judy and Rob Colton

December 22, 2020

Dear Verna and family, 
We are deepest sorry for your loss of Rodney. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
love and sympathy, 
Dave and Fran

December 22, 2020

Verna,
We were so sorry to hear of the death of Rodney. Our condolences are with you. 
Barry & Jeannie Free

December 22, 2020

To the family,
I knew Rodney through Bicycle World. He will be missed. I send my condolences and wish you all the best as you grieve your loss. I will think of Rodney as I pedal my 1979 Moseman and whenever my wife and I put the Moseman tandem on the road.
Mark Reber

December 22, 2020

I loved working with Rodney at the Fulton Theater.  He was one of my favorite volunteers…..always smiling and so wonderful to be around.  I am blessed to have known him.
Sincerely, Deb Bielek (the Fulton Theater)

December 22, 2020

wow, always enjoyed talking with Rodney. Any time I would see him, even after his accident he was in a good mood and enjoyed engaging people.
I bought a 10speed bike from him in 1984 with graduation money and later I would work with him through my business (Lititz Sign Co)
Long time freindship is hard to come by.
He will be missed
THOMAS BENJAMIN

December 22, 2020

So sorry to hear of Rodneys passing.he was a pillar of the cycling community.Verna,please accept our deepest sympathy.
Barry Lavender

December 21, 2020

So very sorry for your loss!
Michele Carpenter

December 21, 2020

To Verna and family: Wishing you strength and comfort through this difficult time. Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort. I served with Rodney on the Lititz Retailers Association (Now Venture Lititz) for many years and always appreciated his respectful manners. Later when my two boys had an interest in bikes and the CoreStates sponsored races held in Lancaster and Philadelphia he spent many hours coaching my boys and Bicycle World keep the bikes in great repair. Please accept my warmest condolences. Terry McGuigan, Fulton Bank Retired.

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