William E. Mosley, a retired Maryland Transit Administration subway motorman and World War II veteran, died June 8 of undetermined causes at Manor Care Health Services — Woodbridge Valley in Catonsville. He was 90.
William Edward Mosley was born and raised in West Baltimore. After graduating in 1942 from George Washington Carver Vocational-Technical High School, he enlisted in the Army.
Mr. Mosley served with the infantry in Africa, Corsica, Italy and France, and was in the second wave of troops landing at Normandy on June 6, 1944.
After being discharged with the rank of corporal in 1947, Mr. Mosley briefly worked for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad before going to work for the old Baltimore Transit Co. in 1951 as a streetcar motorman.
After streetcars were eliminated in 1963, Mr. Mosley became a transit bus driver. When the Baltimore Metro began operating in 1985, he trained to become a subway motorman and held that job until retiring in 1989.
He was an active member of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1300, and wrote for the Union Topic, the union's newsletter.
The longtime Catonsville resident volunteered for 23 years as a consumer affairs specialist of the Maryland attorney general's office.
His wife of many years, Irene Mosley, died in 1979.
He was an Orioles fan and an avid reader. He was also a deeply religious man.
"He especially enjoyed reading the Bible," said his wife of 31 years, the former Margaret Pearson.
Mr. Mosley was a member of Christian Community Church of God, 2701 W. Baltimore St., where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Mosley is survived by nieces and nephews.