Faith C. (Schultz) Moser-Whipple
WAYLAND: Faith C. (Schultz) Moser-Whipple, 98, died peacefully and comfortably on January 13 following a period of declining health.
Born and raised in Springfield, she studied piano from a young age and at 14 played with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. She attended Classical High School and was graduated from Smith College, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1941. She married the late R. William Moser, a biochemist with Squibb, and lived in New Jersey until his untimely death in 1958 when she returned with her two young daughters to Springfield. For over 30 years she enjoyed giving private piano lessons in her home and loved teaching children to read as a first grade teacher at Center School in Longmeadow. During summers she travelled extensively all over the world. In 1995 she remarried and lived with her husband, Russell E. Whipple, a retired Marine officer and high school teacher, in Fallbrook, California, until his death in 2009. Faith returned to Massachusetts in 2010 to be near her family.
She is survived by her daughters, Hope C. Vassos, of Wellesley, and Joy C. Stratton, of Hancock, Maine, her sister and best friend Ernestine Hayes Newton, of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, grandchildren Katherine Vassos, of Boston, and Zachary Vassos, of Wellesley, and two nieces and two nephews.
Funeral services and interment were held in the Easton Cemetery in Easton, PA.
In lieu of flowers, her family kindly suggests that memorial gifts in Faith’s memory be sent to the charity of the donor’s choice.