George Albion Moberger, age 68 of Winnabow, NC, passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 5, 2022, at his home.
George was born on February 28, 1954, to the late George Carl and Dorothy Louise Moberger in Malden, MA. He grew up in Canton, MA, graduated from Canton High School in 1971, then earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Fitchburg State College in 1976. George married his late wife of 22 years, Patricia Lynn (McNally) Moberger, on August 30, 1986.
George was previously a high school math teacher at Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton, MA, before beginning a long career in aviation in 1982. After earning his air traffic control certification at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, he became an air traffic controller at Boston Center in Nashua, NH, where he worked for 25 years until he retired from the FAA in 2007. He later worked as a Senior Air Traffic Control Subject Matter Expert at TASC and Human Solutions Inc in Washington, DC from 2010 until 2015. He was a former resident of Canton, MA, Nashua, Litchfield, and Merrimack, NH, and Arlington, VA before retiring to Winnabow, NC, where he had lived for 7 years before his death.
George was an insatiable learner and enthusiastic teacher throughout his life, and he loved sharing his deep knowledge of his wide range of interests with adults and children alike. He was a lifelong do-it-yourselfer who could build or fix just about anything; an incredible cook who regularly invented his own recipes; an amateur Civil War historian who loved exploring battlefields and locating obscure sites; a gifted math teacher known to make classroom appearances dressed as “Fibonacci”; an aviation fanatic who could spend days in the Air & Space Museum; and a car enthusiast with a particular fondness for Corvettes. He was also a multi-talented athlete and coach in both soccer and baseball with an eye for fairness and a cannon for an arm, and had lately become a force to be reckoned with on the pickleball court. He always got a kick out of helping people in any way he could, and reliably had exactly the tool you needed somewhere in his garage. No weekend was complete without his blueberry pancakes, every holiday was marked with triple chocolate brownies, and his seasoned pork roast was truly legendary. He loved Christmas so much, he celebrated it for two months each year. He delighted in hiking in the White Mountains, visiting National Parks, and watching the sun set on Wrightsville Beach.
George is survived by his daughter Allison Waltberg and her husband Johann of Kneeland, CA; his son Joshua Moberger, his wife Samantha, and their daughter Lily of Glastonbury, CT; his brother Carl Moberger of Bridgewater, MA; his uncle William Moberger and his wife Barbara of Westerville, OH along with many cousins and their families; his sister-in-law Elizabeth Marcotte and her husband Lawrence of Rollinsford, NH; and his close friend Pam Reynolds of Wilmington, NC. He was predeceased by his parents George C. and Dorothy Moberger; his brother Richard Moberger; and his wife Patricia Moberger.
George was a dedicated and loving husband to his wife Patty and faithfully cared for her throughout her long illness. He was similarly selfless when it came to his mother Dottie and provided her care through her final years. Above everything, he was an absolutely devoted parent to his two children, Allison and Josh, both of whom will always remember him as their biggest fan, the steadfast bedrock of their family, and a role model of unconditional love. He was the world’s happiest grandpa and utterly adored his new granddaughter Lily.
A Memorial Service will be held in New Hampshire to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in George’s memory to support the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Mount Washington Observatory or the Smithsonian Institution
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