Roslyn Moser

Roslyn Moser

Roslyn Moser

BERNE — Roslyn Moser, a long-time resident of Berne, was a beloved school nurse who helped start a program to inspire Hilltown children to care about books before starting school. She died on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at Ellis Hospital after being stricken at home. She was 83.

Mrs. Moser was born in Schenectady on Sept. 28, 1935 to the late Mark and Florence Manderville. Her biological mother died when she was 4, and she was raised by her stepmother, Altha Manderville.

Growing up in Schenectady, Mrs. Moser graduated from Draper High School in 1952 and went on to Russell Sage College where she received a degree in nursing. Mrs. Moser worked many years at Ellis Hospital as a Registered Nurse. Then, after moving to Berne in 1969 with her husband and family, she became the elementary-school nurse for the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District, a position she enjoyed for over 20 years.

She married her high school sweetheart, Donald Moser, on Oct. 29, 1955 and they shared 59 years of marriage together before he died in 2015.

“Known as Rosie to her family and Roz to her friends, she loved socializing and was very involved in the community.,” her family wrote in a tribute. “Roz was involved with the Hilltown seniors where she developed many friendships and enjoyed many trips and events. She also volunteered at the Knox Reformed Church Bible School and many other organizations.

“One of her proudest accomplishments was helping to launch the ‘1,000 Book Child’ project over 20 years ago, which provides books to young students and is still going strong to this day.”

Her volunteer efforts led her to receiving the Albany County Executive’s Citizen of the Month award in 2017 which read: “In grateful appreciation and recognition of your outstanding service to the community.  Your service and dedication are greatly appreciated by the citizens of Albany County who benefit from your tireless efforts.”

“Roslyn also had a love of Vermont,” her family wrote, “especially the Lake Champlain area, as in 1929 her father acquired a camp on the lake in the small town of Orwell where the family spent many summers.  After her father’s passing, she and Don continued to summer at the camp with their family. Through this, Roslyn developed many friendships in Vermont which she maintained and cherished her entire life.”


Roslyn Moser is survived by her children, Eileen Gipp, and her husband, Michael, Donna Gaige and her husband, David, and Kurt Moser and his wife, Tina; her grandchildren, Jennifer Gipp and her fiancé, Patrick, Jessica Gaige, Gregory Gaige, and Allison Sanganetti and her husband, Vincent, Ryan Moser and Morgan Moser; and her great-grandchildren, Gianna, Lilah, and Ashton Batchelder and Brooklynn and Nicholas Sanganetti; and many nieces and nephews.

Her four sisters — Etheline Phillips , Carolyn Everhardt, Marilyn  Mead, and Gwendolyn Morrison — died before her, as did her brother, Mark Manderville.

A celebration of Roslyn Moser’s life with family and friends will take place at a later date. Mourners may leave condolences online at

Memorial contributions may be made to the Helderberg Volunteer Ambulance Squad Inc. 978 Cole Hill Road, East Berne, NY 12059.

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