A staple of the Kalamazoo sports scene for more than 50 years, died Tuesday, 1/22/19. Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 20 years ago, he actively battled it for the last five years before succumbing to it. He was 91 years old. Born in Kalamazoo, MI on Sept. 19, 1927 to Jack and Elsie Moss, he married Janet Gardner of Middleville, MI. Jack is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Janet, his parents Jack and Elsie Moss, a sister, Margaret Waters, and sister-in-law, Suzanne Gardner Cheek. He is survived by sons John Gardner Moss (Denyce) and Thomas David Moss, (Jennifer) of New Orleans, LA, and daughter Barbara Ann Moss (William Hogan) of Savannah, GA. He is also survived by his nephew Fritz Cheek, who was like another son to Jack, as well as four grandchildren, Rose Hernandez Moss, Reggie Simmons, Khalilah Mitchell, Kareema Mitchell, four great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. Jack was a writer for the student paper while at Kalamazoo State High School and began writing for the Kalamazoo Gazette while attending Western Michigan University. In 1950, Jack served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Having been hired full-time by the Gazette in 1948, after service he rejoined the Gazette in 1952. Jack became sports editor of the Gazette in 1967. Retiring in 2002, Jack moved to Fort Myers, FL, where he continued to write ("This 'n' That") for the Gazette and the community he loved and cared about so much. To Jack's many friends, colleagues and Kalamazoo community, using Jack's famous last words, " have a great day". There will be no memorial service and burial is private. To remember or honor Jack, donations are being accepted at the Jack Moss Scholarship Fund at the Kalamazoo Community Foundation.