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John Damian Moss

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John Damian Moss

Birth
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death
4 May 2022 (aged 63)
Stanley, Page County, Virginia, USA
Burial
Cremated Add to Map
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STANLEY, VA – John Damian Moss, 63, passed away from complications of COVID-19 on
Wednesday May 4, 2022, in Page County, Virginia, where he lived most of his adult life.

John was born on Monday January 5, 1959, in Wilmington, Delaware. He was a graduate of Newbury
College (Brookline, MA), where he studied culinary arts. Throughout his life, he worked as a chef at
numerous restaurants, including a resort in Bocas del Toro, Panama.

On Saturday June 10, 2006, John married the love of his life, Maureen, who survives him.

John and Maureen fulfilled a shared dream when they opened Moonshadows, a fine dining restaurant,
located in Luray, Virginia, in 2017. Together, they developed the restaurant layout and dining
experience, as well as the menus, where he was proud to feature locally sourced products.

John enjoyed spending time with his large family, fishing, and preparing wonderful meals for family
and friends, where he often tested new recipe ideas. John loved sitting around a campfire with friends,
drinking wine, talking and laughing.

In addition to his wife Maureen, John is survived by his mother, Patricia Buckley Moss; three
stepchildren, Heather (Kevin) St. Peter, Damon (Özge) McWhorter, and Mollee McWhorter (James P.)
Kuhn; four sisters, Mary (Kerry) Donnelly, Patty (Mary) Moss, Rebecca (Roberto) Ghezzi, and
Virginia (Corrado) Gabellieri; and one brother, Chris (Lisa) Moss. He was preceded in death by his
father, Jack Moss; and his stepmother, Malone Moss.

A memorial service for family and close friends is planned for a future date.
STANLEY, VA – John Damian Moss, 63, passed away from complications of COVID-19 on
Wednesday May 4, 2022, in Page County, Virginia, where he lived most of his adult life.

John was born on Monday January 5, 1959, in Wilmington, Delaware. He was a graduate of Newbury
College (Brookline, MA), where he studied culinary arts. Throughout his life, he worked as a chef at
numerous restaurants, including a resort in Bocas del Toro, Panama.

On Saturday June 10, 2006, John married the love of his life, Maureen, who survives him.

John and Maureen fulfilled a shared dream when they opened Moonshadows, a fine dining restaurant,
located in Luray, Virginia, in 2017. Together, they developed the restaurant layout and dining
experience, as well as the menus, where he was proud to feature locally sourced products.

John enjoyed spending time with his large family, fishing, and preparing wonderful meals for family
and friends, where he often tested new recipe ideas. John loved sitting around a campfire with friends,
drinking wine, talking and laughing.

In addition to his wife Maureen, John is survived by his mother, Patricia Buckley Moss; three
stepchildren, Heather (Kevin) St. Peter, Damon (Özge) McWhorter, and Mollee McWhorter (James P.)
Kuhn; four sisters, Mary (Kerry) Donnelly, Patty (Mary) Moss, Rebecca (Roberto) Ghezzi, and
Virginia (Corrado) Gabellieri; and one brother, Chris (Lisa) Moss. He was preceded in death by his
father, Jack Moss; and his stepmother, Malone Moss.

A memorial service for family and close friends is planned for a future date.

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