May 8, 1928 - November 1, 2021
Moses F. Diaz May 08, 1928 – November 01, 2021 Moses was the youngest of 10 to parents Vicente Diaz and Martina Flores. He was born in Bisbee, AZ and spent most of his childhood in Phoenix, Arizona. He grew up quickly and was inspired by his older brothers to fulfil a duty to his country and in 1944, at just 16 years old, enlisted in the US Navy. He was honorably discharged at the end of WWII. In April of 1947 Moses enlisted for a short term in the US Army and was stationed in Panama. He was honorably discharged in July of 1948. Two years later he met the love of his life, Sophia Chavez, in Phoenix, AZ. After the outbreak of the Korean Conflict, in June of 1950, Moses re-enlisted in the US Navy and proudly served as a Corpsman on the U.S.S. Juneau. Moses and Sophia wed on May 26, 1951 in El Monte, California. Moses was honorably discharged from the Navy, for the final time in 1954. He and Sophia immediately started their family with sons Kenny, Norman and Danny. After his military service and while becoming a family man, Moses started his career as a Pressman. He worked at print shops and the Times Mirror Press, in Los Angeles, where he eventually became a Master Printer. Moses then found a career in aerospace at Rockwell International Plant in Downey, California where he retired from in 1991, at the age of 63. Moses lived a life dedicated to service and exemplified this in both his family and community. When his sons were young, he was actively involved with them in the Indian Guide, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and even became an award-winning Scoutmaster. It was important to Moses to teach his sons valuable life lessons, including what it meant to be a man. He provided a lifetime of memories for his family as they took many fun vacations, had plenty of wild adventures and traveled internationally. After retirement Moses continued his community service as a member of the VFW Honor Guard in Riverside, California, giving salutes to his fellow military soldiers until he was 90 years old. Moses passed away peacefully and had his wife of 70 years by his side in Corona, California. Moses is survived by his three sons, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He lived a full and colorful life, his stories will live on forever.
Moses F. Diaz May 08, 1928 – November 01, 2021 Moses was the youngest of 10 to parents Vicente Diaz and Martina Flores. He was born in Bisbee, AZ and spent most of his childhood in Phoenix, Arizona. He grew up quickly and was inspired... View Obituary & Service Information
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Moses F. Diaz
May 08, 1928 – November 01, 2021
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