Obituary: Howard Ralph Moog Jr.

Howard Ralph Moog Jr., 68
Howard Ralph Moog Jr. died Sept. 19 after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 68. 
He was the father of Diane Moog, of Lynn, and Michael Moog, of Hull; loving grandfather of Stephanie and Kayla Papasodero, Ashley Lovas, Shawn Moog, and Michael Jagger; and beloved great-grandfather of Joshua. 
Mr. Moog is also survived by his sister, Susan Shumaker, of Hingham, and his brother, William Moog, of Hull; another brother, Robert Moog, predeceased him. 
He was a Hull EMT and firefighter who was injured in the Blizzard of 1978, while saving the life of another, and had to retire. He also coached Hull baseball for many years. 
Also known as “Grampy,” he was a very special man who truly loved his family, and so many looked up to him as a mentor and friend. His family says, “We will always love you, and it’s never good-bye.”
A memorial wake for Mr. Moog will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 2-4:30 p.m., at the Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond St., Hingham. Relatives and friends are invited. 
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