Robert E. "Ace" Moss

Passed away peacefully January 17, 2013, at the age of 80.  He was of Lansing. Robert was born October 22, 1932, to Henry and Bertha Moss, in Pontiac, MI.  He retired from the Lansing Police Department in May 1985, and went on to work 10 years for the Parking and Code Enforcement Division of the East Lansing Police Department.  Robert was a member of FOP #141, and the Edwin J. Leyanna Post #671, VFW.  During his career with the Lansing Police, he was a Traffic Patrol Sergeant, worked in the Detective Bureau, was a founding member of the Tri-county Metro Narcotics Squad, and retired as Lieutenant.  Robert was a patriot, serving his country and community, and in the eyes of his grandson and family, was a hero because of it.  Robert served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, stationed in Hawaii and Japan.

His character lives on with family members who cherish their shared memories:  his wife, Sharon; children, Karen (Dallas) Burdick, Stephen (Cathy) Moss, Kelly Bailey, Linda (Gilbert) Castillo; grandchildren, Sasha Bankson, Lyah (Jeremy) VanSickle, Jeff Burdick, Alayna Bailey, Dalton Bailey, Brycen Castillo; great-grandchild, Ava, and special family friend, Julie.  He is also survived by:  sister, Jeanne (Michael) Fancher; brother-in-law, Steve Parks.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Janet; sister, Judy Parks; son-in-law, Jim Bailey.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 21, 2013, at St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, 102 W. Randolph, Lansing, with The Rev. Fr. John Fain officiating.  The Rite of Committal will follow in Delta Center Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, and from 1-3 p.m. Sunday.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan in memory of Robert Moss.

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Tansay J. Carter
January 18, 2013 at 2:56 pm

May you be comforted with the memories of service he shared with his family and the community. God Bless.

Michael E. Ross
January 18, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Ace was a great guy to work with. He stood up for his people.

Rick & Sherry Goodrich
January 18, 2013 at 4:22 pm

We just wanted to let you know our thoughts and our prayers are with you and the family through this heartbreaking time. Nothing we can say will ease your pain but just wanted you to know we are thinking of you. We will miss you Uncle Bob, may you rest in peace.

Love Always,
Rick & Sherry Goodrich

Karen and Tom Kiesling
January 18, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Bob was such a kind hearted person and loved by all. I know he will be greatly missed.

Love you Bob and your family is in my prayers

Tom and Omega
January 18, 2013 at 4:52 pm

you could count on a good time when being around uncle Bob

Kurt & Shirley
January 18, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Bob, we are going to miss your ready smile and jokes.
All our memories of being with Uncle Bob are good ones, always worth another smile or laugh. Our thoughts are with the family, hoping to bring some comfort at a hard time.
With love,
Kurt & Shirley

John Benson
January 18, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Bob was one of a kind. I had the privilege of working with him for several years in East Lansing and he was all that I had been led to believe.

Cigar in mouth, he had “presence”.

I will always remember and will always miss him. Godspeed, Ace.

Cheryl Verhougstraete Harris
January 18, 2013 at 7:37 pm

So sorry to hear about the loss of Bob, he was a neighbor and I grew up with the kids, please accept my sympathy, and God Bless.

Tom and Omega
January 19, 2013 at 12:17 am

we will miss him alot, could always count on Bob for great laugh.

E. Gerald and Carol Holmes
January 19, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Bob was a good neighbor and friend. We will miss his smile and the twinkle in his eye. His booming voice will be greatly missed by us all.

Neighbors from across the street.

Marsha Mitchell
January 20, 2013 at 8:57 am

This man was my favorite “Red Neck”. He never ever forgot to give me a hug when we saw each other. Thanks for sharing him all these years with us Moss family. He will truly be missed. Love you Big Bob, Marsha and Steve.


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