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Donald H. Mosley

November 1, 2018

Donald Mosley
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Obituary for Donald H. Mosley

Donald H. Mosley (1933-2018), much loved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, departed for his heavenly home on November 1st.

A native Louisvillean, he held degrees from the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and was a Fellow in Cardiology at Detroit’s Henry Ford Hospital. In 1963 he joined Drs. Troutman, Denham, and Post in the city’s first group cardiology practice, known now as Cardiovascular Associates. He was President of Suburban Hospital’s Medical Staff, volunteered as relief physician at the Red Bird Mission Hospital in eastern Kentucky, and co-authored articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association. From 1967-69 he served in the United States Navy at the Naval Air Station Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. Donald was a man of deep and abiding faith. He met Charlotte Lambert, his wife of 62 years, at Fourth Avenue Methodist Church while both were in high school. They married in 1956 and became members of St. Matthews United Methodist Church where Donald occupied numerous positions of leadership for the next 50 years. His years of retirement were filled with family, church, community service, and travel. Donald was designated Founding Physician and Director of the Healing Place by the Louisville Medical Society. Under his leadership the organization adopted its present focus on addiction treatment and recovery. He also founded and directed Louisville’s Hospital Hospitality House and served on its national Board of Directors. He made multiple service trips in the U.S. and abroad, and was a relief worker following hurricane Andrew in Miami, FL. Donald received many awards for community service, including WLKY’s Bell Award, the Abell Award for Community Service from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and the Kentucky Medical Association’s Irving Shaw Distinguished Service Award. He was recognized for Excellence in Community Service by Jewish Hospital and belonged to the Medical Foundation, the service branch of the Greater Louisville Medical Society. Donald’s life is best described by the gospel hymn lyrics, “Others, Lord, yes, others, Let this my motto be, Help me to live for others, That I may live like Thee”.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte L. Mosley, and brother, C.A. Mosley; children David L. Mosley, Cheryl Pikkert and husband Joost, Laura Cooksey and husband Mark; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Donald H. Mosley is scheduled for 2:00 pm on Sunday the 11th of November at St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 319 Browns Lane.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to The Healing Place ( or St. Matthews United Methodist Church (

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Service Information

Sunday, November 11th, 2018 2:00pm
St. Matthews United Methodist Church
319 Browns Lane
Louisville, KY
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