Cathy Heckman Moseley of Rotonda-West, Florida, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2023 at the Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte, surrounded by family following her battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Cathy was the 3rd child of Cecilia Heckman and Charles Heckman (previously deceased). She was the sister to Cecelia Inwentarz, Charles Heckman Jr. (previously deceased) and Carol Maher.
Cathy was the loving wife of David Roy Moseley and an amazing mother to Darren Large and Doug Large, their wives Jessica and Karin and stepson Culley Moseley. Cathy was also ‘Marma’ to her loving grandkids Lily, Tyler, Maddy, Colton and was a loving aunt to all her nieces and nephews.
Cathy was also an avid dog lover and has at least 5 dogs waiting for her on the rainbow bridge. Hopefully there is a Chewy in heaven! She volunteered her time at VFW and American Legion in Rotonda-West FL. As part of the VFW, she served as a chaplain and president of the auxiliary. Cathy also volunteered at the Suncoast Humane Society and the Charlotte County Rape and Crisis Center. Cathy was a member of the Rotonda-West HOA and served on the community relations committee and as editor of the newsletter for many years.
Cathy’s work with the HOA led to the first ever Christmas parade in Rotonda-West. While at the VFW Cathy spearheaded several successful fundraising events to support many local causes. Cathy did not let her diagnosis of pancreatic cancer define the last 3 years of her life. Instead she attacked it head on and set out goals that she would make.
Regardless of her diagnosis and battle with cancer, Cathy was always upbeat and positive. Following her diagnosis in June of 2020, she made the most of the 3 years she was given because of her strong will to live and fight. Her lively Facebook posts will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure to see them. Donations can be made in Cathy’s honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Suncoast Humane Society. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in both Florida and New Jersey.